R&B siblings Brandy and Ray J have mentioned many a time their desire to release a collaborative album; it now appears such wishes are to come to fruition later this year.
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“Even though the business is difficult and challenging, we can do a lot of non-traditional and traditional marketing,” Jason said. “And the blending of those things will make us successful where others are struggling.”
Slated for a fourth-quarter release, the Brandy and Ray J project will be a family-oriented album inspired by the siblings’ popular VH1 reality show, “Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business,” which will start its second season September 19. It features performances by various members of the Norwood family, including Brandy, Ray J, father/musician Willie Sr. and manager/mom Sonja.
“The VH1 show gave us a platform to broaden our family brand,” Ray J said, “and now this Time-Life project opens up more doors.”
Footage shot during the family’s recording sessions will appear in the next season of the VH1 show because, Brandy said, “fans want to see us back in the studio.”
As one who has long shuddered at the thought of a Brandy/Ray J LP (just no…), I can’t say news of the album has me anticipating it in any which way. That said, all signs point to the album, thankfully, being a side-project of sorts; clearing the way for what folk are anticipating most – Brandy’s next studio album.