FABOLOUS, in New York, working on the follow-up to his 2001 debut with producers Duro and DJ Clue. Details on the as-yet-untitled disc–tentatively scheduled for an October release–are hush-hush, but a spokesperson promises there’ll be some Fab collabs with “really interesting people.”

MISSY ELLIOTT, in Miami, laying down tracks for her fourth album with old bud/producer Timbaland. Songbird Tweet will chirp on at least one track, and Missy is aiming for a November release.

Metal kids DISTURBED, in Chicago and New York, putting the finishing touches on their sophomore CD, Believe, with producer Johnny K.