R&B Singer Joe Planning Hip-Hop Friendly Album

Joe Thomas, simply known as Joe, has a new single and is set to release his untitled sixth album in August on Jive Records.

The debut single off the forthcoming album is “Where You At,” featuring Flipmode’s new protégé’ Papoose.

“It’s an up-tempo, really good, club record,” Joe told AllHipHop.com of the single, which will hit the airwaves soon.

There are a slew of other rappers featured on the project, including Fabolous, Nas, Chamillionaire and Young Buck.

The R&B heartthrob said that he was open minded in selecting guests for his album, which contains production by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Brian Michael Cox, Sean Garrett, Cool and Dre and newcomers Tim Kelly and Bob Robinson.

“It’s a great mix of producers,” Joe continued. “It’s a beautiful album but the expectations are so huge at the label right now with this record because it’s well put together.”

Joe signed to Jive Records in 1997 and produced his breakthrough sophomore album All That I Am, which included hit singles like “All the Things (Your Man Won’t Do)”, “Don’t Wanna Be a Player,” which was produced by Rodney Jerkins.

The singer also has an entrepreneurial side, as he is planning his own Tequila brand called Sojo and clothing line J Thomas.

“It’s a real upscale couture line,” Joe said. “We’re gonna start with the men’s line for now and then later on we’ll bring in the women.”

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