Rihanna’s team sure has some high standards in mind for her next studio LP. In a recent blog post on VIBE.com, Island Def Jam A&R worker Bu Thiam has stated that Rihanna’s upcoming release is set to be on the same level as Michael Jackson’s iconic ‘Thriller’ album. Check out what he had to say below:
Rihanna is coming along incredibly. 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.
Seriously? They really thinks that Rihanna the singer whose voice has caused almost as much damage as the BP oil spill has the potential to match ‘Thriller’? The production, vocals and writing on that album revolutionised the music industry and influence a generation of artists. How on sweet Mother Earth can They expect a Rihanna record to compare to that? Again: seriously?