Toni Braxton Making ‘Hit After Hit,’ Rodney Jerkins Promises

The two have been recording songs in Atlanta for a new album this fall.

“Yes indeed, we are making hit after hit after hit,” a confident Rodney Jerkins said of his recent studio time with Toni Braxton.

The two have been in Atlanta recording songs for this fall’s proper follow-up to 2000′s The Heat (a holiday album, Snowflakes, was released in October). So far, two songs, “Whatcha Need” and “Do U Remember?” have been completed for the still-untitled disc. “Whatcha Need,” the producer said, is a catchy, up-tempo song using his new sound called “the Darkchild on-and-off knock.” “Do U Remember” is described as a sexy, mid-tempo jazz song.

Although Braxton was unable to attend the Grammys this year because of her work schedule, like J. Lo before her, the memory of the skimpy dress she wore to last year’s festivities was still a topic of conversation.

“That was the sexiest, but classiest, dress that was ever seen at the Grammys,” Jerkins said. He was quick to add, “Next year, when she’s [nominated] for one of the songs we are doing right now, I’m sure she’ll have an even better one.”