Chrisette Michele rocketed to the top of the charts in 2009 with her album Epiphany. In 2010, she beefed up her hip-hop cred by appearing on Rick Ross' "Aston Martin Music." Now, the rapper is returning the favor by making a cameo on her just-released album, Let Freedom Reign.
"It was something I was playing around with, [and I] put it together," she told MTV News about her latest collaboration with the MC, "So in Love." "And when it was all done, I said, 'Ross, can you drop a verse?' He did, and now he's a lovebird."
The smooth love jam is a follow-up to the big-pimpin' track they released over the summer. But this time the duo aren't singing about their love of a certain high-end luxury car; they are talking all about romance. "He's a really nice guy," she said of Ross' tough exterior, before adding that working with the rapper has been quite the change of pace. "I'm just a regular suburbia girl from Long Island. I happened to get onto a hip-hop record, and the response is crazy."
Michele was very involved in the whole album, including the Ne-Yo-penned, Chuck Harmony-produced lead single "I'm a Star." "I was the co-executive producer on it, and I wrote nine of the 10 songs," she said. "So I feel really, really a part of it."
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