Timbaland

Apr
19
The-Dream Teams with Timbaland for New Jay-Z Album

Jay-Z and The-Dream

Jay-Z is calling on some heavy-hitters for his new album. While details remain scarce, The-Dream has revealed that he has been in the lab with super-producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz.

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Apr
11
New Music: Jay-Z – ‘Open Letter’

Timbaland, Jay-Z, and Swizz Beatz

Ya’ll gon’ learn today. Fresh from his trip to Cuba, Jay-Z surprises with a new song, which he premiered on Hot 97 this morning. The hip-hop icon teams with super-producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland on “Open Letter.”

Hov doesn’t hold back, addressing recent hot topics including his controversial trip to Cuba with Beyoncé (“Boy from the ‘hood, but got White House clearance”), his ownership stake in the Brooklyn Nets (“I still own the building, I’m still keeping my seats”), his new deal with Universal Music (“Got an onion from Universal, read it and weep”), and more.

“We almost wanna start a revolution/ You know whenever I’m threatened, I start shootin’,” raps Mr. Carter. “The world’s under new management, the new role model, fuck the Zoolander shit.”

Swizz explained how the collaboration came together. “[Beyoncé] came in the studio and Just Blaze came in the studio and this thing just extended to another level,” he told Hot 97. “The whole thing started with me making a track in Jay’s office, and it just led to ‘Open Letter’ and people learning about things today.”

Hear Jay take ‘em to school with his “Open Letter.”

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Mar
26
Beyoncé, John Legend, Timbaland, & Iggy Azalea to Play ‘Sound of Change’ Concert

Iggy Azalea and John Legend

Music’s biggests stars are aligning for a great cause. Beyoncé will headline Chime for Change’s “The Sound of Change Live” global concert on June 1 at Twickenham Stadium in London, with performances from John Legend, Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea, and Timbaland.

A red-hot Iggy and Legend were on hand to make the announcement at a press conference in London on Tuesday.

Chime for Change, whose founding committee includes Beyoncé, Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, and actress Salma Hayek Pinault, is a global campaign to raise funds and awareness for girls’ and women’s empowerment.

Other artists on the bill include Florence + the Machine, Ellie Goulding, Haim, and more to be announced.

Tickets are on sale now.

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Mar
15
Timbaland Celebrates Birthday with Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, & Missy Elliott

Timbaland, Missy Elliott, and Monique Idlett

Timbaland celebrated his 41st birthday with some of his best friends. The super-producer dined at Memphis BBQ spot Southern Hospitality in New York City on Thursday night. The guest list for the black-tie bash included his wife Monique Idlett, Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Jamie Foxx, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, and even Chelsea Clinton.

“Happy Birthday Bro we come from the Bottom together my Nig! *drakevoice* Love u may God Bless u 2 C many More Bdays!” tweeted Missy to her longtime collaborator.

Timbo is enjoying his resurgence with Justin Timberlake’s critically-acclaimed new album The 20/20 Experience, for which he produced all 10 tracks. He has also been in the studio with Chris Brown, working on his next album.

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Feb
10
New Music: Justin Timberlake – ‘Mirrors’

Justin Timberlake

The Justin Timberlake comeback is in full effect. Right after his return to the Grammy stage, the pop megastar debuted a new song called “Mirrors” via iTunes. Produced by Timbaland, the track clocks in over eight minutes.

A deluxe edition of his album The 20/20 Experience will be available exclusively at Target on March 19 featuring two new tracks, “Dress On” and “Body Count.”

The full album is now available for pre-order on iTunes.

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Jan
30
Timbaland Joins Roc Nation

Timbaland

Timbaland is down with the Roc. The super-producer has signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation for management.

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Jan
29
Keri Hilson: Justin Timberlake and Timbaland Will ‘Redefine’ Radio with New Music

The countdown is on to Justin Timberlake’s first album in six years, The 20/20 Experience, due March 19. While the public has only heard the Jay-Z-assisted single “Suit & Tie,” Keri Hilson got a sneak peek of what J.T. and Timbaland are cooking up in the lab.

Miss Keri, who is signed to Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group, says the dynamic duo behind “SexyBack” is about to change the sound of music once again.

“They both are capable of redefining the sound of radio, and I believe, based upon what I’ve heard, they’re gonna do that again,” she told Rap-Up TV. “So I’m proud of them and I’m excited for what’s about to happen.”

In addition to Justin, Timbaland has been working with Keri on her third album. “I’m all about blending the worlds of pop and hip-hop and R&B all in a pot,” said Keri of the follow-up to 2010’s No Boys Allowed.