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Tulisa working with Cheryl Cole producer on solo LP

By | Published on Tuesday 7 February 2012

Tulisa Contostavlos

Recently seen frequenting a number of LA studios, hip-pop type Tulisa Contostavlos has reportedly enlisted the expertise of one Jean Baptiste Kouame – an American record producer famed for his work with Madonna, Rihanna and Contostavlos’ ‘X-Factor’ predecessor, Cheryl Cole – for the initial stages of writing her solo debut.

The pair first collaborated back in 2010, when Kouame was credited on N-Dubz’s third and final album ‘Love. Live. Life’. Def Jam’s Max Gousse, also involved in the making of that N-Dubz LP, is said to be managing the A&R aspect of Tulisa’s solo venture.

Despite rumours that progress on the unnamed LP had stalled due to Contostavlos’ split with one-time N-Dubz affiliate, solo album collaborator and boyfriend Richard ‘Fazer’ Rawson, it remains slated for a May release.