Friday, March 7th 2014
As the age old adage goes, greatness doesn’t die – it lives on and inspires.
Hence, it’s little surprise that the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, continues to do just that five years after his sudden passing.
With the assistance of MJ’s longtime label Epic Records and its present-day leader LA Reid, hitmaker Timbaland is currently hard at work on a project that will see previously unheard Jackson jams re-imagined for a modern audience.
So as to whet appetites, Timbo previewed a cut christened ‘Slave To The Rhythm’ as part of his Timbaland Thursdays series.
Last Summer, a tragic version featuring the unworthy vocals of a certain Justin Bieber hit the interweb, however it appears the cut has been polished aplenty and sanitized of that nonsense.
How is the song shaping up now? You decide below…
Friday, November 15th 2013
December 3rd marks the release date for ‘Know Bout Me’, the brand new number recorded, gift wrapped and delivered by Timbaland, Drake and Rap icon Jay Z.
Pulled for his forthcoming album ‘Textbook Timbo’, the Hip Hop effort sees the superstar trio go a long way to make this one of the year’s most promising releases, sure to push interest in the aforementioned LP well before its yet to be announced release.
Ready to give it a spin?
Hit the play button below…
Tuesday, August 27th 2013
In life and now death, the name Michael Jackson denotes more than a musician, it denotes an industry.
It’s no surprise then that another project is being cooked up to add to the late icon’s catalogue.
The singer, who died of cardiac arrest on June 25th 2009 aged 50, was housed at Sony’s Epic Records for the vast majority of his career, and continues to be after his passing. ‘Michael’, the King of Pop’s first posthumous set, arrived in 2010 to much controversy (see: debate over legitimacy of vocals). Hoping to right those wrongs and restore the anticipation for “new Michael” that followed his death, label head L.A. Reid has called on hitmaker Timbaland.
Speaking with Diddy’s Revolt TV, the music maestro revealed that he has been tapped to work on the “big” project and dished on the pressure attached to working on fresh MJ.
Peep a teaser for the interview after the jump…
Wednesday, July 24th 2013
As is often the case with producers as influential as he is, the world will struggle to appreciate just how groundbreaking Timbaland‘s work is until we’re a decade or so removed from it.
Crafting the sounds of debut acts who have now gone on to become just as iconic as he is ten years down the line, it’s his work for Aaliyah that seen him secure the most praise and acclaim- solidifying his status as one of the greatest maestros of all time.
Want to know what he thought of the use of her voice in new songs crafted by Drake and Chris Brown.
His take below…
Wednesday, July 24th 2013
As he joins Keri Hilson in anticipating the release of her own new album, Timbaland has whipped up a frenzy for Nas‘ forthcoming effort today, by announcing a collab between himself, Justin Timberlake and Jay Z!
Full story below…
Thursday, June 6th 2013
‘When legends unite…’
Check out this snap of Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas and Timbaland enjoying a studio session earlier this week- unveiled to fans via Def Jam‘s Lenny Santiago on Burbn’s ‘Instagram’!
While there’s no word on the foursome were working on, their sighting comes before JT and Jay kick off their ‘Legends of Summer Tour’ on July 17th and after Timbaland’s set at Saturday’s ‘Sound of Change‘ was billed as one of the night’s most exciting segments, boasting a collection of some of his greatest work…. ‘Promiscuous Girl’ included.
Thursday, April 11th 2013
Summer may be on the horizon, but Jay-Z scorches like only he can with new song ‘Open Letter’.
Produced by hitmakers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, the no-holds-barred cut sees the Hip-Hop mogul hit out his critics, address the “controversy” surrounding his and Beyonce‘s trip to Cuba, his Roc Nation empire’s new mega-deal with Universal Music, and more.
Take a listen below…
Wednesday, January 30th 2013
Rihanna, Elijah Blake, Rita Ora.…Timbaland.
While a number of his former rivals struggle to find commercial relevancy in today’s world, Jay Z continues to extend his lead as one of the industry’s most powerful players this week, following confirmation that he has signed world renown producer Timbaland to his Roc Nation music group.