Grammy-winner Mary J. Blige's sixth album, tentatively titled
Love and Life, is due this summer. Produced by P. Diddy,
the set is the pair's first album-length collaboration since
Blige's landmark 1992 debut What's the 411?.
P. Diddy plugs the upcoming album on Blige's current single
"Hooked," available on her official Web site. The track, which
hasn't been confirmed for the album, features Diddy rapping and
Blige singing over the beat Dr. Dre initially laid down for 50
Cent's "In Da Club." 50 is among the guests rumored to appear on
Love and Life.
Blige won a female R&B vocal Grammy last month for "He Think
I Don't Know," from the 2002 expanded edition of her multi-platinum
2001 set No More Drama.