Cool and Dre Helm New Latifah, Wayne, Timberlake Projects
In-demand Miami production team Cool and Dre are set to have a record-breaking year, courtesy of several key music and film projects.
First up is Queen Latifahs upcoming film Just Wright.
The duo has signed on to score and serve as music supervisors for the romantic comedy, which will be released through Fox Searchlight.
This summer, Cool and Dre will follow up with the Queen by executive producing her first Hip-Hop album in 10 years.
Now titled The Persona, Latifahs seventh studio LP is scheduled for a July 7 drop date.
The Miami super producers will also have a dominant representation on Lil Waynes Rebirth, having already produced 10 songs for the ambitious rock project.
The latest single, Hot Revolver, is ranked #15 on Billboards Hot Digital Songs chart.
In addition, Cool and Dre have secured work on new albums from Amerie (Break Ups and Make Ups), Lloyd, Birdman, and Justin Timberlakes Hip-Hop/rock hybrid group Free Sol.
Hoping to supply an avenue for aspiring musicians, Cool and Dre have launched www.rateyourdemo.com.
For a nominal fee, the website allows writers, singers, producers, and emcees to have their demos personally reviewed and rated by the Grammy-nominated duo.
To date, the site has already fielded over 3,000 submissions, and plans to expand into a social networking site.
Currently, fans can hear Cool and Dres latest work on Wales buzz-heavy first single (Chillin) and the remix for Fall Out Boys hit single Americas Sweetheart.