Yesterday I spoke on the phone with Tweet all about her new cd, Love, Tweet, on the independent label Umbrella Records.
Our call was connected as she raced through the streets of Atlanta to get things done for her pending release.
We talked about the difference between her first two albums:
I finally got to do music in the way that I want to do it. The last album was about compromise. Before this new project I was really gonna give up on it... and just be Mom... but Jheryl Busby gave me the opportunity to be the woman I always wanted to be with his offer and I couldn't refuse.
The first album is definitely the type of music I wanted to do. The second one was a compromise with the record label. They kinda wanted me to do some hip hop sounding records so I had to re-do them, taking off about half the songs that I wanted to be on it. And putting on ones that compromised my sound.
I asked her if Missy will appear on the new project:
I'm still waiting on Missy, her schedule is so busy right now, but she has a couple records she wants me to do. And I'm just waiting for that right now, other than that I didn't want to come out with a whole album with people on it other than myself.
But while y'all were reading between those lines, we were compiling our
5. J. Holiday - "Suffocate
4. Jay Z - Roc Boyz (with a Mariah Carey cameo)
3. TYRA B- EPK!
2. Jayms Madison - "Lost Your Mind"
1. Alicia Keys - AS I AM ---- THE COMPLETE ALBUM!
But get into this one: