Deciding to shift gear to R&B, Madonna brings in the Pros. Justin Timberlake, Timbaland and Pharrell Williams will support her hip-hop flavored album by providing the materials.
Justin revealed to Britain's The Sun newspaper, "I have been working on some new music. But it's not for myself - I'm writing for other people. I'm working on some stuff for Madonna." He was seen entering a West London studio with Madonna for early planning. Timbaland and Williams meanwhile, would act as the producers of the album plus writers of at least 4 tracks.
This sudden change of lane is explained as Madonna's exploration of other genres. "The last album (Confessions on a Dance Floor) was a credible disco record and Madonna wants to give hip hop the same treatment this time," a source says. "It's not all hip hop though, there are a lot of producers from a lot of genres in there. It could be her most ambitious project yet."