Rihanna - Chase And Status Snub Rihanna

Rihanna has been snubbed by drum and bass duo Chase And Status.

The British 'Let You Go' group formed a close bond with the 'Only Girl (In The World) hitmaker after producing a track on her 'Rated R' album - but when it came to their new record, they turned down the opportunity to work with her to focus on home-grown acts.

The duo- who are also producers for Jay-Z's Roc Nation label in the US - said: "There was talk about working with Rihanna and other names linked to Roc Nation but we weren't tempted.

"We wanted the album to showcase fresh and cutting-edge UK talent. We're known for working with new artists such as Plan B and that's what really excites us."

Rapper Plan B's career went stratospheric shortly after he worked with Chase And Status - Saul Milton and Will Kennard - on the track 'End Credits', and they are hoping the same will happen to some of the other stars they worked with for their new album 'No More Idols'.

Saul added to the Daily Star newspaper: "On the album we've worked with Clare Maguire - who just has this amazing voice and will appeal to everyone - and Mali, Delilah and Tempa T, all of whom are wicked."

The group did include one US star on their new album, Cee Lo Green, but kept its vibe by making it about London in the 80s.

"Admittedly Cee Lo isn't British but he sings on a track called Brixton Briefcase, which is about London in the 80s when guys used to walk around with ghetto blasters on their shoulders.

"That's what a Brixton briefcase is and Cee Lo loved it. There was no ego at all. He was just like: 'I'll do whatever you want me to do.' Working with him was cool."

'No More Idols' is released on January 31.


Contactmusic

Tags: Rihanna


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

Rihanna Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Rihanna

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All