Jennifer Lopez Talks Chris Brown Collaboration, Its “Jenny From The Block” Vibe

Christina Lee | April 27, 2013 9:03 am

Jennifer Lopez says that her forthcoming Chris Brown collaboration will reference one of her biggest pop hits. “We were in the studio writing songs and getting that whole ‘Jenny from the Block’ flavor back on it, you know?” she said to Extra.

“Jenny from the Block,” her debut single off 2002’s This Is Me… Then, was an all-around nod to her upbringing in the Bronx, down to its sample of Boogie Down Productions’ “South Bronx.” Earlier this month, pop starlet Becky G released a riff on Lopez’s song, “Becky from the Block,” that became an ode to her own hometown of Inglewood, California. (Lopez approved — she appears in the video.)

“We actually worked on a bunch of ideas, and we talked about doing a duet for his album [X],” Lopez added of working with Brown. In the meantime, producer RedOne has said that Lopez’s new album, due later this year, will be reminiscent of her 2001 collaborations with Ja Rule. A new single, “Live It Up,” will feature Pitbull and is out May 8.

Jennifer Lopez, “Jenny from the Block”