R&B singer Olivia has reportedly locked in collaborations with Ne-Yo and Missy Elliot for her upcoming post G-Unit album, Show the World.
The former “First Lady of G-Unit” also worked with established producers for the forthcoming release.
If you’ve been wondering what songstress Olivia Longott has been up to after branching off from G-Unit, then here’s the scoop. The Blond Bombshell has been touring overseas in Africa where she has made quite a name for herself. Olivia has successfully tried her hand in acting, with two movies under her belt, Peephole and Conspiracy X. She is currently gearing up to release her first solo album, titled Show the World, under the management of music mogul, Rich Dollaz of Dollaz Unlimited. Collaborations are said to include Missy Elliot, Ne-Yo, Bryan Michael Cox, Rockwilder and a possible duet with Betty Wright. (Hip Hop Weekly)
Olivia recently discussed her “Take It Off” single and how breaking away from 50 Cent‘s G-Unit Records will allow her voice to be heard.
“Oh definitely, a lot different,” she said about her new music compared to past. “You couldn’t get to know me period when I was at J Records because I was just starting and everybody was trying to give me a direction that they wanted me to do. And the other label, I just had to conform to being around a bunch of rappers, so you definitely couldn’t get to know me then either. I had to be able to fit in with them. So nobody really knows what the real Olivia is, but now you’ll be able to tell when you hear the album. We actually did not intend for [‘Take It Off’] to be the first single, we don’t know how it leaked. But either way, it worked out great. The play has been wonderful and the responses have been great and everybody’s loving it. So it’s a good thing that it was leaked…I work ahead of time, I don’t play when it comes to my music. The album was already done.” (Baller Status)
Last month, she talked about her time under 50’s wing.
“I mean, I’m worth it,” Olivia suggested in an interview. “You should have spent four [million]. I’m just saying, if you have an R&B artist and you’re used to dealing with a whole bunch of rappers who all you have to do is get up and put on a sweat suit, like, come on. That’s not fair. I’m a girl, like you said, I’m beautiful, I don’t wanna OD and be extra cocky, but come on. There’s a lot of stuff that comes with having an R&B artist, so, what’s the problem? He can afford it. I’m your artist, you love me, you gonna take care of me, you gonna take care of all your other artists so why is it a big deal for me? I don’t know what he spent, but the point is you’re supposed to be taking care of your artists. Why would you even want to throw out a number or whatever you’re doing. It’s not that serious.” (Forbez DVD)
50 Cent previously said Olivia used her finances as if she where an R&B superstar while on G-Unit Records.
“Yeah, that was a loss,” Fif said about investing in Olivia’s G-Unit run. “The problem you get with female solo artists is they look, their game is really small. So they look at it and say, it’s Beyonce, Rihanna, Keyshia Cole but when you have an African American female solo artist, she sees where she fits immediately. Problem is, they spend financing like those artists at that point, having the set-up, the make-up artist, the stylist, those different things but when you don’t have a record that connects fast enough, you’ll accumulate a tab like a motherf*cker. And you look around like ‘You spent $2 million on this sh*t and have me compromising myself at certain times.’ See, I made sacrifices for other artists that I don’t think people acknowledge them. Don’t get f*cked up, when I’m doing the Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ soundtrack, I know I’m supposed to be doing ‘I’ll Whip Your Head Boy,’ and I’m doing ‘If I Was Your Best Friend,’ because I’m already two million in the hole on the actual project. I already spent all this paper moving around doing all this other sh*t that I gotta keep that in a position where I can potentially sell it.” (All Hip Hop)
No further album details have been released as of now.
Check out a pat Olivia interview down below: