Now that he and Jay-Z have conquered the charts with Magna Carta… Holy Grail, Timbaland has set his sights on the next hip-hop icon—Nas.
During an interview with Revolt TV, the super-producer revealed that he has produced a collaboration between Nas, Jay-Z, and Justin Timberlake.
“Nas got a song right now with him, Jay, and Justin, and it’s completely stupid,” said Timbo. “It’s called ‘Sinatra in the Sands’ and Justin sounds like Frank Sinatra.”
He plans to add more of his platinum touch to Nas’ next album. “I told Jay this, the person that gets me from hip-hop now, their album is really gonna be phenomenal, and that’s Nas.”
Timbaland also weighed in on Aaliyah’s posthumous collaborations with Drake and Chris Brown. “It ain’t gonna work ’cause Aaliyah music only work with its soulmate, which is me.”
However, he did praise Drake. “He’s gonna be around for a long time. I talked to big brother Jay and I was like, ‘Yo, we gotta embrace this young soldier,'” said Tim. “We adopted [DJ] Khaled, that’s my dude, and we adopted Drake.”
In the interview, he also discusses Missy Elliott’s comeback and touring with Jay-Z.