Rihanna has connected with Rvssian and Di Genius as the pop star continues working on her upcoming Dancehall/Reggae album.
The “Work” singer, who is putting the finishing touches on her ninth studio album, recently followed the top Jamaican producers on Instagram.
Rvssian (Tarik Johnston) has worked with Vybz Kartel, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Konshens and Bad Bunny while Di Genius (Stephen McGregor) has collaborated with Drake, Mavado, Shakira, Damian Marley, Aidonia and Nelly Furtado.
Jamaican producer Don Corleone produced “Break It Off” for Rihanna and Sean Paul in 2005.
Rihanna has reportedly received dozens of submissions from Jamaican artists and producers in regards to her upcoming project. Late last year, an article by Rolling Stones Magazine reported that more than 500 recordings had been submitted to Rihanna’s team. It listed Supa Dups, producer-writer duo R City, Stephen McGregor, Linton ‘TJ Records’ White, producer-singer Ricky Blaze, Dancehall singer Kranium and reggae singer Chronixx among those who have submitted work for her consideration.
Speculations about the album heightened even more after the “Stay” singer began following Rvssian and Di Genius.
Rihanna’s official account also sees her following recently released Reggae star Buju Banton, as well as Reggae crooner Beres Hammond. The “Wild Thoughts” singer, who has over 66 million followers on Instagram, follows fewer than 1,500 people on the social media platform.