Destiny’s Child’s Kelly Rowland isn’t sitting around waiting for the group’s reunion. She is stepping out on her own, with a new album and exciting collaborations. She’s already got her first single gaining a bit of a buzz in “Like This,” which features the lyrical stylings of former Ruff Ryder Eve. Aside from Eve, she has also hit the lab with a variety of rappers, singers and producers including Lil’ Wayne, Robin Thicke and Polow Da Don, who is responsible for many recent chart toppers.
She’s also got a track with Snoop Dogg, which she is beaming about. She seems so happy about it, that the track may actually become her next single.
“It might possibly be the second single, I’m not sure. I love Snoop,” Rowland told MTV.
Later she explained that the infatuation has been growing since she was a child, eager to listen to the words of The Doggfather.
“I’ve been wanting to work with Snoop forever. I remember sneaking [out] to buy his Doggystyle album. My mom was a little mad. But he was so dope. He’s the king of cool. … He got on ‘Ghetto’ once I finished recording the song, and I was like, ‘He sounds so dope.’ ‘Ghetto’ is basically saying what you like in a guy. I like a guy with a little bit of edge. [But] not too much, where you scare me away.”
This is the follow up to her debut solo album Simply Deep. According to Rowland, there will be a significant difference between the two.
“This album is very different from the last record. It was so alternative and this record is urban…I wanted to go back to my roots [because] that’s where I started and that’s what feels natural to me,” she told Billboard, of the album’s musical direction.
The album has gone through some name changes. Original reports indicated that Rowland would release her second album titled My Story in July. Now titled Ms. Kelly, the album is set to hit stores in late June.