Breaking: Timbaland Signs To Roc Nation

Published: Wednesday 30th Jan 2013 by David

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.

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Making Jay’s contribution to Justin Timberlake‘s ‘Suit & Tie‘ all the more clearer, Timbaland’s signing was announced minutes ago on the Rapper’s ‘Life & Times outlet, via the message:

As it stands, details on the producer’s deal with the group remain unconfirmed, and follow his heavy contributions to LP’s releases by ROC priori Rihanna and ‘Get On The Bus‘ singers Destiny’s Child, fronted by Super Bowl 2013 performer Beyonce.

However, it was his work with the late Aaliyah that brought the maestro to notoriety- responsible for crafting a sound (alongside ‘She’s A B*tch‘ Rapper Missy Elliott) that spawned the R&B classics, ‘If Your Girl Only Knew’ and ‘Are You That Somebody?‘.

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  1. Monstarebel January 30, 2013

    Rihanna isn’t signed to flop nation…

    & Good For Him

    • g unit January 30, 2013

      rihanna is managed by roc nation. THey take care of her touring, business deals and so on. Why does she always shout out roc nation when she receives awards and so on. In addition if you read the credits to her three last albums, you’ll realize roc nation EXECUTIVE PRODUCED her 3 last Albums. You’re an IDIOT!!!!

      • NΛVI January 30, 2013

        b**** they manage her..she is sign to def jam..get your facts straight..there’s a difference rihanna can fire roc nation as her managers if she wishes. now take couple seats.

      • g unit January 30, 2013

        YO @NAVI you seem to be so retarded!!!!!!! I never said she was signed to roc, I said she was managed by Roc nation. And Rihanna obviously reps roc nation way more than def jam. She always thanks roc nation not def jam. Def jam is responsible for promoting her music. Roc nation takes care of her touring, business deals ( movies, perfumes) and so on. Now please stop acting like you’re retarded.

      • NΛVI January 30, 2013

        b**** at the end of the day she is sign to def jam…roc is basically getting like 10% of ri’s money..unlike def jam whose getting the bigger cut. whose’s give a f*** if she rep some random label lol

    • BeyWhoUWanna January 30, 2013

      Honey please. She is more Roc than she is Def, so have a sit on the Queen’s royal needle b****.

      • NΛVI January 30, 2013

        still not sign to their label lol stay mad…she can be roc like it’s going out of style..they only manage her…whereas she can fire them whenever she wants.

      • wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

        As she gets older, she probably will fire them. People get older and more wiser, and want to keep more money for themselves.

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) January 30, 2013

      Y do U even comment honey…

      • Monstarebel January 30, 2013

        Because I can

      • wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

        What will you do when Rih fires roc nation? Then what u gon say? Do not say she can’t Cos, she can do what the F*** SHE WANTS. IT IS HER LIFE and roc nation are not the only management in showbiz.

      • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) January 30, 2013

        I guess i TOOOOLD me!!

      • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) January 30, 2013

        @mon well i guess u TOOOOOLD me! @likica that b**** look like been in a paintball gun fight sith all thdm damn colors chile. @wrinkle…imma act like u didnt come for me with that comment. Ill take it u came for @mon honey

    • Jay Scorpio January 30, 2013

      DISAPPOINTMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!! OF ALL THE ARTISTS WHO SHOULD HAVE THEIR OWN LABEL ITS TIMBALAND….

    • Acura January 30, 2013

      Fool.

      Rihanna IS signed to Roc Nation. You do know that management companies SIGN their clients, don’t you? Or is your dumbass under the impression that the only contracts in the music business are from record labels? ROFL. This is why some people shouldn’t bother with blog comment sections and instead need to STFU.

      That Def Jam is her record label doesn’t negate the fact that Rihanna IS signed to Roc Nation as a managed artist.

      • hush January 30, 2013

        Rihstupid fans think that an artist can walk into a management company and be casually served by an available manager like waiters serve patrons at a restaurant. That h** is SIGNED to the Roc and is under HEAVY contract with them. They running her whole f****** career and are basically her parents. Telling her what to do, when to do it, giving her an allowance and punishing her when she f**** up. They not working for her, she’s working for THEM. I would LOVE to see Rihforehead attempt to “fire” them. LOL Jay ain’t having insubordination or treason. B**** would wind up blacklisted in this industry.

  2. RitasLipstick January 30, 2013

    YAASSSSS.

    • RR/BTD/OVOE January 30, 2013

      Rita has a fan?

      • RitasLipstick January 30, 2013

        Thousands actually, so stay pressed hunty.

      • Monstarebel January 30, 2013

        LMAO

  3. Lana Del Slay January 30, 2013

    OOOOOOH chile, Keri is in trouble now.

    • BrandNu211 January 30, 2013

      Don’t worry about Keri. Worry about Flopna’s rubber lips.

  4. OVOForever January 30, 2013

    What does this mean for Keri?

    • QueenBFinnaSting January 30, 2013

      It means she must worship the QUEEN! Muahahaha!

    • XoMoDe January 30, 2013

      Means nothing for Keri. She’s signed to Interscope.

  5. Kreayshawn January 30, 2013

    So a n***** finally signs a WHITE PERSON! Good look you need a WHITE artist to get you far in the game tho. If I was not still sign to my label jay you could have sign me I would love to use you’re monkey ass to get some success. But JT just don’t let they c*** take all you’re money ok he is just a c*** you’re white you have power over him ok

    • Britbutnotproud January 30, 2013

      You must be both deaf snd blind because when I last checked Timberland was black. You are obviously dumb if you cannot tell Timberland from Timberlake.

  6. FentySoSnatched January 30, 2013

    Get those coins Timbo.

  7. DragginForMrsCarter January 30, 2013

    Another d*** for Riwhore to suck.

    • NickiSaidDis January 30, 2013

      KIII KIII!

    • MCThePlaceToBe January 30, 2013

      So damn vulgar.

      • Adrian January 30, 2013

        So damn real…

    • Jabroni January 30, 2013

      At this point does anyone want a blowjob from R****? Mess with her and you’ll be pissing fire for about a month. She makes n***** d**** glow in the dark.

  8. truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) January 30, 2013

    Missy finna blow up now chile!!

  9. KDreamer (Miguel Hit It) January 30, 2013

    That’s nice.

  10. Kreayshawn January 30, 2013

    JT YOU HAVE THE POWER TO TAKE CONTROL OVER THE C*** NATION WE AIN’T GONNA TAKE S*** FROM THEM ANYMORE! JT YOU MAKING MOVES AS A WHITE RICH MAN IF THAT C*** TRY’S TO MOVE IN ON YOU’RE WIFE JESSICA YOU PUT A CAP IN HIS ASS OK. YOU RULE THE WORLD JT DON’T LET A C*** TELL YOU HOW TO EAT, SLEEP, S***, DRINK, YOU DO THAT S*** TAKE CONTROL OVER THE C*** NATION! WE TAKING A STAND WE AIN’T GIVING ANY F**** WHAT A C*** HAS TO SAY ANYMORE WE AT THE TOP

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) January 30, 2013

      yaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWnnnnnn B****!! H** aint u got a first cousin to marry u country bumkin white trashy B****? all yall hunkies in yo inbread ass backwoods family r inbread products. Yo gross p**** mom married her older brother and the weddin was set up by yo racist moonshine drinkn grand pappy and grandma who r 1st cousins yall snaggle toothed trashy BASTARDS

  11. Kreayshawn January 30, 2013

    Jay-z just has to get rid of all them other negros on his team get a team full of white rich men who knows how to run a business! Take them KFC eating artist off that damn label. But I have to say jay-z luck out on me he could have had me but I’m still sign with culumbia records so…. I’m on hold for now. I have a gold smash single Gucci Gucci! Yup jay luck out bad tho

  12. TaylorWins January 30, 2013

    All the producers in the world couldn’t get B a new number one. It’s been five years now right?

    • Likica January 30, 2013

      Yup. On the other side 5 Rihanna albums on the chart this week in France (No. 13 – Unapologetic, No. 39 – Loud, No. 82 – Talk That Talk, No. 109 – Good Girl Gone Bad, No. 197 – Rated R) !!! http://www.chartsinfrance.net/charts/albums.php

    • PhuckinFenty January 30, 2013

      Five years too long sis.

    • RESPECT THE VOICE!!!! January 30, 2013

      Kii!!!

    • RESPECT THE VOICE!!!! January 30, 2013

      DAMN THAT WAS ALOT OF SHADE! AND ITS THE GOSPEL TRUTH!!!! *SIPS TEA*

    • Kat Deluna *Pop Princess* January 30, 2013

      HAHAHA 5 YEARS N SHE’S SUPPOSED TO BE SOME MEGA STAR WTF OK ACTUALLY THINK R**** HAS SURPASSED THIS B****

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) January 30, 2013

      H** i will drag the f*** outta Taylor if u dont get the f*** off this post

    • Keepin it real January 30, 2013

      An Rihanna is seven years late getting that number 1 album

  13. KimmyBlancoDeLaFamilia January 30, 2013

    Yay for TImbo, Nay for Missy. Y’all know he’ll neglect her new album because of this.

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) January 30, 2013

      If her new cd sounds ANYTHING like those 2singles then he should ignor her honey

    • XoMoDe January 30, 2013

      LOL This has nothing to do with Missy. Her and Tim’s business isn’t a packaged deal. Missy remains at the company she’s been at.

  14. QueenCeline January 30, 2013

    Poor Melanie though. They sign all these new people but don’t help the ones they already have.

    • Kat Deluna *Pop Princess* January 30, 2013

      NO ONE CARES H** SIT DA F*** DOWN

      • Likica January 30, 2013

        Pressed that KatDeFloptuna will never see that? Obviously yo do care since you commented.

      • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) January 30, 2013

        OMFGAAAAAWD WILL SOMEONE PL-LEEEEEEEEASE TELL ME WHO THE F*** KAT IS??!! IS SHE AN ACTRDSS, SINGER, DICKSUCKER…WHO IS SHE AND WHAT THE F*** DOES SHE DO???!!!!

    • XoMoDe January 30, 2013

      France? Sit down.

      • Likica January 30, 2013

        @XoMoDe
        Probably the one where your fav fails to match success. Honey, Adele’s 21 has sold 1 620 000 copies in France. If I were you, I wouldn’t underestimate it at all.

  15. wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

    I feel bad for Timabland. Dr Luke, Red One, Benny Blanco, Stagate and David Guetta, Mike Will etc really finished him off in hip and pop music. Shame, cos he is better than all of them. He can no longer sell his beats to Lables, so he has to take this shady jayz 360 deal. Back in day, when he was dissing scott storch, Timb could charge 250k and people were rushing to him. Now, he has to team up with jays ( who will take 50% of his fee , as well as 25% percentage of profits and the masters; jayz is an evil untrustworthy businessman ).

    I cannot wait for Rih to turn 25. Now, as grown ass woman, she can ditch Roc and get new managers, onece jayz is out of her life, that will be the end of his music career.

    • g unit January 30, 2013

      she’ll never ditch roc

      • wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

        says who? People even ditch their own wives of 20 years.

    • Britbutnotproud January 30, 2013

      Co-sign

  16. wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

    Look at beyonce on get on teh bus. No booty. Told she has flat ass.

  17. Kat Deluna *Pop Princess* January 30, 2013

    THEY NEEDED SIGN KAT DELUNA SHE’D BE THE PERFECT RIHANNA REPLACEMENT WE ALL KNOW RITA AINT GOIN FAR N WE SICK OF SEEING R**** IM ABOUT TO SPAM JAYZ TWITTER HE NEEDS TO SIGN KAT

    • Likica January 30, 2013

      LOL dumb h**, no one cares about Kat DeLuna, she’s a flop b****.

      • Kat Deluna *Pop Princess* January 30, 2013

        DONT BE JEALOUS BECAUSE KAT IS MORE TALENTED THEN THAT ALIEN LOOKING B**** R****…IF KAT WAS SIGNED TO A BIG LABEL SHE’D BE ON GAGA BEY RIH & NICKI LEVEL SO F*** OFF

      • Likica January 30, 2013

        Jealous of what? She is irrelevant and people barely know her.
        IF KAT WAS SIGNED TO A BIG LABEL SHE’D BE ON GAGA BEY RIH & NICKI LEVEL SO F*** OFF – She’s not and she’ll never be so f*** off you stinky h** ass!!!

    • InstaRih January 30, 2013

      Kat Dewhona is the epitome of floppacity. She really is.

  18. Yolo January 30, 2013

    Keri should join roc nation or Columbia records

    • Kat Deluna *Pop Princess* January 30, 2013

      IM SORRY KERI WHO?

  19. JJFan1814 January 30, 2013

    Being signed to a big label doesn’t mean success. There’s a lot of artists that can vouch that statement. I won’t name any names. 😉

  20. Nay nay January 30, 2013

    Roc Nation is full of FLOPS!

    • wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

      That whole label will close this year; sony will pull the plug. Jcole, rita whora, alexia jordan, bridget kelly, jay electronica, k joke – there is not a single person that label that will ever sell a million albums or more. None of them will be a breakout WW star either.

    • wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

      He is needs to remove his self hatred and stop signing girls because they are light skin and long hair. THE GP are not here for that. If it came down to skin tone and long hair, Kerry washington, naomi, whiney, anita baker etc would not of made it. I think this ancient mentality exist among black men.

      I feel like jewish cel WILL SIGNE A BLACK WOMAN. I lahve looked on roster at white labels and they have black darker girls on their labels. Jay z and black men need to f*** with people with talent or unique factor that CAN sell a product to the GP.

      Jayz should sign Alxandra burke, VV brown ( google VV brown, jayz needs that girl ) and fresh new talent.

      the GP will not buy music just cos some is mixed or looks mixed. it really comes down to the music.

      • wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

        new black girls on the label. Universal has new teen black girl who is 16 and plays the guitar. Jay z will overlook her cos she is dark, but thank god the WHITE labels are there to step in.

  21. wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

    Why would Timb take this 360 deal at this stage in his career? He is not a new jack in the game? He is one the best producers of all time with an A list name. Now he will be on a 360 deal, with jayz taking control of his masters, and profits of songs. JAYZ prolly makes more dough of S and T than Timbo will.

    I know times are tough and low sales in the music game, married with the fall of Urban, the rise of EDM has affected his career, but this is desperate. And it will not even do s*** for Timb. Being signed to JAYZ 360 deal will not make Labels take his beats if they cannot be marketable. JLO is in the the studio with Dr luke, Redone and Cirkut. No jayz can help Tim get onto her album. Rih will always f**** with stargate.

    Beyonce is gonna flop; Rita whora never happened. Rodney Jerkins seems to have colonize working with white pop acts gaga and bieber. Then u have adele type music ( lumineers, adele, ed sheeran, fun) who would ever ever go to timb. In rap game, it seems trap beat producers seem to being doing their s***, and new rappers like: drake, wiz khalifa, asap rocky, kendrick, future, 2 chains, Nicki, tyga, cheef keef,

    • wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

      do there own type of music. Shame cos he is better than all these producers. He can do pop, rnb and hip hop and the beats he gave aahlyah STILL, do this date cannot ever BE f***** with.

      • wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

        their

    • MANDY1989 January 30, 2013

      Is he going to be managed by ROC? He has his own label….This doesn’t make sense…He will never sign 360 deal with roc…he has ties with Interscope

  22. wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

    I wish rih would f**** with Timb more than the dream, even though he gave her umbrella and hard.

    • : : . W A T E R S P O R T S January 30, 2013

      Lose My Breath >>>>>>>

      Also, JUMPIN’ JUMPIN’, BUG A BOO >>>>>>

  23. : : . W A T E R S P O R T S January 30, 2013

    Wow, Get Money JAY-Z!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Keepin it real January 30, 2013

    I cant at the Navy trying to disassociate their fav with the Roc. B****** shes managed by them they have a huge impact in her career path and you will deal. Why do you think she always shouts out the roc family even more than defjam.

    • wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

      Yeah, but so what? Do u know how many agents Tom Cruise has been managed by? If she feels like she has run her course with them, she will fire them and move on. You only do not want Rihanna to move on, cos u know it will be the End of jayz and u cannot u jay z to claim rih.

      When she is 30. I doubt she will f****** with them. Look what happened with Sony and Mariah. Def Jam are a huge company with acts who sell , Roc nation are not, they need the shout out for relevance. They prolly take less commission from Rih just to get a shout out. Def jam had big acts like DMZ selling 30 mill albums BEFORE rih came on board. WHY ARE U DOWNPLAYNG DEF JAM?

      Rih is the only person who ‘s label downplays downplayed

    • wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

      She is on Def Jam. DEAL WITH IT. Like beyonce, she will manage herself soon. SHE DOES NOT NEED JAYZ

    • WTF January 30, 2013

      Why so touchy Wrinkle Flop?

    • WTF January 30, 2013

      Rihanna managing herself bwhahahah! She can barely look after herself now!

  25. Jay Scorpio January 30, 2013

    DISAPPOINTMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!! OF ALL THE ARTISTS WHO SHOULD HAVE THEIR OWN LABEL ITS TIMBALAND….

    CLEARLY HE HAD NO VISION SMDH!!!!

  26. Suicide Blonde January 30, 2013

    Making Jay’s contribution to Justin Timberlake‘s ‘Suit & Tie‘ all the more clearer.

    This song is a success only because JT, do you really think people will make #1 that weak song just for that Orangutan.

    • Acura January 30, 2013

      Don’t act like Tim was some kind of go-between for Justin and Jay. The two of them have know each other forever. For all your dumbass knows, it could have been production of that song that initiated this deal between Jay and Tim.

      WHATEVER reason the song is a success, the song is a success…period.

      Shut up.

  27. TeamBreezy January 30, 2013

    Yes! I need more Rihanna GGGB Timbo beats for her next album (yall know she finna try it)

  28. ZIGGY STARDUST January 30, 2013

    Why do I have a bad feeling about this move on Timbaland’s part? I can’t put my finger on it, but it just doesn’t sit right with me.

    • wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

      YES, this man is up to something.

  29. SBC19 January 30, 2013

    Dumb move on Tim’s part. Jay-Z has a history of signing his competitors for the sake of stifling their careers…just ask Nas. Doesn’t Tim have his own record label? Why wouldn’t he just record for it. Ask Dr. Dre if he would sign with Roc Nation.

    • wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

      AAHHHHHHH. You are on to something. I did not think of that, and they do that in Hollywood, they sign, rival actors who are rivals. JAY also f***** up dmx, WHO HE ENVIED, AS ALL OF DMX LP’S shitted on jays in 90’s.

  30. TeamEveandMissy January 30, 2013

    First all I’m lmao at the navy bcuz they r just as delusional as the barbz I see. Y’all really need to knw ur damn history about ur fave rihanna b******……..this day in time u have to sign to ur management and besides who the hell u think wuz the president and ceo at the time of rihanna signing to dej jam? No other than jay z. She had to audition for him dumbasses. Second of all I think its a good thing timabland signed with roc and at the sametime it could be a bad thing bcuz I don’t really care for jay z like that so I feel sum type of way. Thirdly whoever said that timbaland will neglect my girl missy liesssssssss they r like brother and sister he would never do that. Besides jay is close to missy as well. I hope timbaland don’t totally forget about his label and let roc nation just man handle him.

    • wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

      LA reid was prez and she auditioned for LA as well as JAY. U need a manager U want to work with. U can also fire a manager U DO NOT WANT TO WORK WITH.

  31. wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

    JAY Z sells no records of his own and his flop label makes no money of its wack flop acts, so he has signed a desperate timb so he can take control of his masters OF ALL HIS WORKS ( EVEN JT ) etc. That is how he gonna make his money.

  32. I hate stans January 31, 2013

    Damn!! Do you all ever not talk s***?

    Just because artist aren’t shoved down our throats don’t mean they aren’t making moves. Roc Nation is winning it’s still here and a delusional ass blogger can’t tell Jay-Z any different. There is a reason why jay is knocking on billionaire status and b****** with the name wrinkle okra are on a site talking s*** about a company like they know the books. If the company wasn’t making any profit it would’ve been closed. Take those stan glasses off and get some common sense in your life haters. Management companies always have a stable of singers,producers,writers etc signed.

  33. antertain January 31, 2013

    BIG TUNES

    Love Get On The Bus with DC4

    Are you that Somebody was over on repeat when that came out, especially with the video.
    “sometimes I’m goody goody, but right now I’m naughty, naughty”
    Aaliyah defined that natural relatable swag.

    • antertain January 31, 2013

      Oh yeah Congrats to Timbo.
      He needs that platform to get on them bigger hits

  34. MISHKA January 31, 2013

    We don’t have any details, might be just a management deal too. Or something else.

    People are so dum…I mean, young around here. Timothy and Jigga Man go wayyy back. Before Rihanna, Before Keri. Timbaland paved the way for Jay-z to the mainstream market with ‘Big Pimpin” among others.

    There’s more to the story, we will find out soon enough.

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