News: Jay-Z Ready To Talk "Sex" W/ Robin Thicke, "He's Jumping On One Of My Records"
Friday, Oct 23, 2009 5:24PM
Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z has reportedly decided to link with R&B singer Robin Thicke for a track on the performer's upcoming album, Sex Therapy.
While details are scarce, Thicke confirmed the forthcoming joint record via Twitter on Friday (October 23).
"In the studio today with Jay Z...," Thicke wrote. "His Hovieness!! So excited!! He's jumping on one of my records for my sex therapy album. Wish me luck!! RT" (Robin Thicke's Twitter)
Aside from being married to Beyonce, Hov has maintained close R&B ties including his Alicia Keys hit, "New York State Of Mind."
"In New York/ Concrete jungles where dreams are made of," Keys sings on the record. "There's nothing you can't do/Now you're in New York/ These streets will make you feel brand new/ The lights will inspire you/ Let's here it for New York, New York, New York." ("New York State Of Mind")
Thicke's upcoming album will follow-up 2008's Something Else.
His sophomore album, The Evolution of Robin Thicke, arrived on the label in late 2006. Certified platinum by the RIAA in March 2007, the album made number five on the Billboard 200 while topping their Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The more focused and refined Something Else, a 2008 release, peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Sex Therapy, led by its Polow da Don-produced title track, was issued during the tail end of 2009. (All Music)
50 Cent, who collaborated with Thicke on "Follow My Lead," has also applied more R&B records to his name by linking with Ne-Yo for "Baby By Me."
"I went to the studio in LA and Polow [da Don] had already sampled his favorite part from 'I Get Money' in to the actual record," Fif explained in an interview about his R&B single. "And what's interesting, in hip-hop, we sample music a lot is traditional, but to sample our own lyrics? You know, it just felt like it was something new and I wrote something that was a little more sexual. There was an option to write love on a record, but that was kinda reserved for LL Cool J." (Rickey Smiley Show)
Jay-Z has yet to address the alleged Robin Thicke collaboration record.