Timbaland To Produce New Jay-Z LP; Say’s "It’ll Be A Monster"

Published: Wednesday 16th Jul 2008 by Sam
Timbaland To Produce New Jay-Z LP; Say's 'It'll Be A Monster'Hit-maker of the moment Timbaland recently spoke with MTV about the Jay-Z’s forthcoming album, which he has been appointed executive producer:

“He wants me to do the whole thing this time around,” Timbaland said Monday during a visit to the MTV News office. “I’mma make it a classic too. You better believe it. It’ll be a monster! I always say this: You get a first single from me, I’mma get you up to gold. And it’s hard to get you up to gold in this day [and age].”

Tim insisted that an LP featuring him and Jay would sell more than the 500,000 copies needed for a gold record, as they’re both international platinum artists.

“Jay should never chill,” he said about the rapper’s decision to return to music full time. “We had a long talk, and I really talked to him. Jay-Z does it for the love. That’s different. When somebody does it for the love, you don’t stop. He has everything, but he’s still current. A million people are buying his album regardless.

“We wanna go to the world,” he added. “The world is ‘Big Pimpin’.’ ‘Big Pimpin’ ‘ is an international hit, so we wanna do 10 of those. Meaning, some of the songs gonna sound like M.I.A. would rap on some of the beats. You gonna be like, ‘Whoa!’ But it’s Jay on ’em. That means it reaches everywhere. I’mma have songs with bagpipes. The music is gonna be so worldwide, he’ll be able to tour the rest of his life, maybe, off just this one album. The Jay-Z album is gonna be phenomenal. You know why? We don’t care. We’re doing great music just to do it. We doing it for our fans who love us to say we ain’t quit. I’m doing it ’cause that’s my homeboy.”

Though I’m feeling the whole ‘everyone jumping on the Timbaland bandwagon’ thing is becoming a lil’ tiresome, I’m pretty interested to see what he’ll deliver for Jay. After that faux retirement and the so-so ‘Kingdom Come’ LP, Jay has staged a great return to form with the release of last year’s ‘American Gangster’ and successful tours. Here’s hoping this new album continues the trend.

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  1. Anonymous July 16, 2008

    Timberland’s sound is getting old. He is dong Beyonce’s album too. Why would all these people go to the same producer. Im with Christina A. on not following everybody to the same producer of the moment. But whatever works.


  2. Mark July 16, 2008

    Firstly “katebozz”,

    Timbo’s sound cannot be ‘old’, he is so far ahead of the game it’s like the year 2056 inside that man’s head…

    I have been a Timbo fan since day 1 (or 2), from the first Missy – Timbo joints. I agree that he has ‘watered down’ his sound for the likes of Justin & Nelly Furtado, but when he gets in the studio with other creative people (M.I.A, Jay Z, Missy) then no one in the world can stop him.

    Timbo has influenced the music business without you even noticing, check his production discography, then maybe you won’t get slammed like this!

    Timbo The King!

    (great post as always Sam)



  3. AaronMichael July 16, 2008

    The album is going to be hot period. Timb is tha king of beats and will always be relevant. You can throw on Missy’s first album, or the Aaliyah ‘One in a million’ album and still be amazed by how far ahead his sound was. He’s a trend setter and the reason why everyone runs to the hot producer at the moment is because record labels drop artist when they’re not selling albums. If you have the ability too, why wouldn’t you work with the hit makers?

    First and foremost, music is a business. You only stay in business by making money. Artist keep their record deals by selling music which make the money. It’s really very simple.

    In Jay-Z’s case, he already got it made, but like the article said, he’s doing it for the love of it. It’s not like he hasn’t worked with Tim in the past. It’s sounds like he’s trying to do some out of the box type music…and who better to go to than Timb.

  4. Mr July 16, 2008


    This is gon’ be CRAZY.. Timbo + Jay-Z is too much.. every f***** Timbo/Jay-Z collabo is CLASSIC.. I cant wait for this s***!! This is the best news in the music industry at the moment. The fusion of 2 gods makes a Titan.

  5. Anonymous July 16, 2008

    Maybe he’s going with Timbo so that he and Bey can finally tour together. I know that I am going to purchase this album and I haven’t even heard it. It could be 15 tracks of silence and I’ve already committedd to buying it so that let’s you know how insane they are, but I know that I am not ready for this album.

  6. Anonymous July 16, 2008

    isnt jay z supposed to b retired

  7. Anonymous July 16, 2008

    JayZ and Timbo go way back so he isnt jumpin on the Timbo bandwagon. They have had a successful working relationship.

  8. Anonymous July 16, 2008

    Jay needs to sit his old ass down. He just looks plain embarrassing.

  9. Miranda Priestly @ Runaway Mag July 16, 2008

    Mark above- said it best. Timb is on a whole different wave length and dude will help give Jay-Z as much world status as Michael Jackson. Thats why Michael is working with Timb on his next album. And it's not as though Timb turns out the same ol s***, his music is forever evolving to newer and newer concepts to keep up with the world, not just with the US. Wikipedia his ass and you'll see that he is in high demand everywhere. Try to find M. Pokora's recent album (French R&B) and stand in amazement! Look up Timb & Australia and see everyone he's worked with down under. Timberland evokes the true evolution of the music industry and is guarantees results! I'll buy that album and it will be my first JAY-Z album!

  10. Anonymous July 16, 2008

    SIT DOWNNNN CLOWNNNNNNNNNN! He is one artist I stopped checking for lonnnnnng time ago.

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