WEST HOLLYWOOD, California — For the most part, Shar Jackson has remained mum about her former squeeze Kevin Federline and his pop-princess wife/mom-to-be, Britney Spears, but the one-time "Moesha" star is more than happy to dish on another baby on the way: her forthcoming debut LP.
"I've been working on my album," Jackson said at a recent party for X Games 11 at the Key Club. "Yes, it's going good, and that's why I'm barely dressed right now. I just came straight out of the dungeon."
The 28-year-old actress, who is probably better known for the baby mama drama that ensued when Federline left her for Spears (see "Shar Jackson Congratulates Britney And Kevin, Says 'I'm Not Bitter' "), has spent the past several months holed up in a recording studio laying down tracks, and the final product, she says, is going to be blazing.
"We've got about four more songs to do," Jackson said. "The first single is gonna drop [in September]; we had to push it back because I had some birthdays and stuff I had to deal with and that was more important to me than the single, but it's called 'Make Me Feel Good.' And use your imagination. It's gonna be hot."
Jackson recruited a host of producers to work on the project — whose sound she describes as "dirty edgy" — including Steven Seibold (Nine Inch Nails) and BJ, who contributed to Pink's 2000 solo album, Can't Take Me Home. The still-untitled LP, which Jackson joked should be called Overdue, is slated for a January or February release.
The singer already has a few ideas on the table for the first single's music video, but she said she wants to "sit down with the pros" and see what they have to say about them before divulging any details.
Jackson was originally one-fifth of the girl-group Mpulz and began recording an album with them in 2001 (see "Kevin Federline's Ex Shar Jackson Looking To Follow In Britney's Footsteps"), but the project was scrapped nearly two years ago when the girls opted to go their separate ways. As the songwriter of most of the tracks, Jackson adopted a number of them as her own and has been re-recording them for her debut.
She continues to flex her acting muscles as well — Jackson just wrapped up a television pilot for ABC, tentatively titled "The Ex-Wives Club," and is gearing up to shoot two films: a horror film and an action flick she describes as "kind of like a young version of 'Gone in 60 Seconds.' "