In a kind of adorable Vibe.com blog post (“I work by the Oscar Wilde quote ‘Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.’ Literally, I keep the quote written on a post-it note on my desk”), new Def Jam Vice President Bu Thaim revealed some information about Rihanna’s upcoming album, the follow-up to her moody, darker Rated R.
“Rihanna is coming along incredibly,” he wrote. “I’m trying to push her to where every song will be a hit from 1 to 12. I’m talking about NO album fillers. Our bar for this album is Michael Jackson’s Thriller. We got smashes from Stargate, Ester Dean, Mel & Mus and Rock City. We’re definitely going in with Ne-Yo, The-Dream and other writers and producers that have always been a part of her creative process since day one. She’s great to work with and very hands on with every song that’s being written and produced. She has visual concepts for just about every song. It’s already giving me the feel of a timeless album, and right now is her time.”
Thriller, huh? Let’s just hope this goes better than the last time RiRi emulated MJ.