J.lo To Team W/ Joe Budden

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Postby MegMeg112 » Fri Aug 01, 2003 2:38 am

POP INSIDER: J.Lo to Team With Joe Budden

J. Lo has lined up hip-hop’s It Boy of the moment, east coast rapper Joe Budden, for her next video, “The One,â€￾ reports the also-very-hot music video director David Meyers, who's in talks with the diva to helm the project.

“She just wanted me to write something because she didn’t know what she wanted to do. Just like every artist, she sometimes runs out of ideas.â€￾ But not often, says Meyers, who’s directed J. Lo in such videos as “All I Have,â€￾ “I’m Realâ€￾ and “I’m Gonna Be Alright.â€￾

“J. Lo is very, very in touch with what’s going on. That woman is in complete control of her career and I think succeeding because of it. She definitely comes with ideas a lot of times on the videos. It’s like ‘Hey, I want to be in the hood…or the Midwest…or in ‘Flashdance.’ She puts you in the ballpark. For ‘The One,’ she mentioned being in Little Havana. You can pretty much guess that any artist that’s at the top generally already has a vision of some sort.â€￾

However, Meyers, who’s directed videos for such pop stars as Britney Spears, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey, says he’s found that “sometimes pop stars are not necessarily connected with their audience. I tend to have to be more careful. I’ve listened to pop stars before and had a terrible video come from it.â€￾

Out of the myriad of artists Meyers has worked with -- which also includes such hip-hop artists as Missy Elliott, Outkast, Jay-Z and Da Brat -- he notes that, “rappers are generally very aware of their audience. If you can spend two minutes with them, you can usually quickly learn what they want, or you can kind of just look at their reputation and listen to their music and lyrics to know what they’re about.â€￾

Meyers, who’s also worked with such rock stars as Aerosmith, Limp Bizkit and Mick Jagger, says, “Rockers are the same way, although they’re not as good at telling you what they’re looking for. But they’ll definitely shoot you down in a heartbeat if you’ve done something that’s not cool.â€￾

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