Mariah Carey Casts "Rainbow" For Next LP; Taps Missy, Da Brat For Remix
As Mariah Carey prepares to release her new single, "Heartbreaker," to radio next week, the R&B songstress has just christened her upcoming studio album "Rainbow."
The new record is Carey's much anticipated follow-up to 1997's "Butterfly" and will feature her first batch of studio material since the three new tracks that were included on last year's compilation, "#1's."
On Monday, August 16, Mariah Carey will world premiere her video for "Heartbreaker" on MTV at 10:30 p.m. The clip for "Heartbreaker" was directed by Brett Ratner and features an appearance by Jay-Z, who also co-wrote and raps on the track (see [article id="1426930"] "Jay-Z, Mariah Carey Break Hearts Together"[/article]). DJ Clue also lends a hand on "Heartbreaker," and as the songstress revealed to MTV News, the remix has some girl-power surprises in store.
[article id="1441233"] "It's pretty much [in] the classic style of my up-tempo classics like 'Fantasy' or 'Dream Lover,'"[/article]
Mariah told MTV News. [article id="1441233"] "But it's kind of fun and has a new edge to it, I think, and definitely having Jay-Z takes it to a whole 'nother level. And Clue makes it really fun and stuff."
"And then the remix,"[/article] she added, [article id="1441233"] "I'm so excited about the remix. It's also gonna go on the album, and it features Missy Elliott and Da Brat, and it's kinda like a girl-power answer record, and it's to the loop of Snoop [Dogg]'s 'Ain't No Fun.' They're not ready for that one!" [RealVideo][/article]
"Rainbow" is tentatively set for release in November, while "Heartbreaker" will be issued as a commercial single on September 21.