Ciara Taps Pharrell, Lil Jon for Her ‘Evolution’
Though only 21, Ciara has already toured with the likes of Gwen Stefani, 50 Cent and Ludacris. The R&B star says she plans to hit bigger venues next year in support of her upcoming album, 'The Evolution.'
She says she'd love to tour with Luda again, as well as Missy Elliott, both of whom she's worked with in the studio as well. On Dec. 1 in L.A. she'll get to play with another of her collaborators when she opens for the Black Eyed Peas at Staples Center. Peas architect Will.I.Am produced two tracks on 'The Evolution,' including 'Do It,' a song Ciara says "went back to the old sound, like Salt -N-Pepa, 'Push It.'"
"I had a lot of fun when we worked together," she says of working with Will. "We would sit down and talk. It's really cool to hear his life story."
Among others who lent their talents to 'The Evolution' are Pharrell and Lil Jon. "I really wanted for them to be themselves, and then I put my ideas out there and it would all come together," she says. "It was really cool, because all the sounds came out different. That was really the goal -- for it all to sound different, but still come together as a whole."