View Full Version : Fergie Working With Ludacris, B-Real, Rita Marley

08-16-06, 12:34 PM
So what exactly does it mean if your "London Bridge wanna go down"?

"There are a couple things that you could relate with that title, but I'm just going to leave it to people's imagination," Fergie said of her possibly promiscuous hit single.

Apparently music fans have no problem with ambiguity, as "London Bridge" has climbed to #1 on the Hot 100 in just three weeks, the second fastest ascent in Billboard history. (Amusingly enough, it knocked out Nelly Furtado's not-so-ambiguous "Promiscuous.")

Fergie recorded The Dutchess, due September 19, while touring the world with the Peas over the last year. Will.I.Am executive produced and all the Peas make guest appearances, along with Ludacris, B Real from Cypress Hill and Rita Marley, Bob Marley's widow.

"That was quite an honor for me," Fergie said of the "beautiful reggae song" called "Mary Jane's Shoes" that she recorded with Marley. "I kind of get to play Bob Marley in that song, which is a beautiful thing."

Luda appears on a track called "Glamorous," produced by Polow Da Don (he also helmed "London Bridge" and the Pussycat Dolls' "Buttons"), while B Real raps on "Thriller Man," an homage to Cypress Hill's "How I Could Just Kill a Man."

"It's pretty hot," B Real said. "Basically she took the song and switched the story around to suit it to her and put the female touch on it. She did the same chorus, she even did my same rhyme style, but she sung it. It's hard to describe it, you just got to hear it she did it justice."

"I'm going to get no publishing [royalties]," Fergie added with a smile. "I used too many samples! But I love that kind of thing."

Fergie revealed that she has dreamed of doing a solo album since she was a little girl and although several tracks on The Dutchess were written recently, some date back as far as six years.

Fergie is still finalizing the track list, narrowing down 21 songs to 12 or 14, but whichever songs she picks, she is promising variety.

"It's a very colorful album," she said. "There's dub, there's reggae, there's stuff like the Temptations, a band that I saw when I was 10 years old in concert. There's the low rider, oldie style that we revisit that I was really inspired by in high school. There's that punk-rock aspect that just really raw rock and roll, get your hair messed up, sweat as much as you want, don't feel pretty onstage that aspect. There's jazzy. We're just crazy."

08-16-06, 01:24 PM
I hate that bitch

08-16-06, 01:28 PM
I like that bitch