As 2006 comes to a close what do you all say it, was it Timbaland's year? Did he dominate Pop music? What about radio? Do you feel he was recognized for his work? And looking into next year how excited are you to hear what he's got for us?
In my opinion, Tim didn't necessarily dominate the airwaves even though he did have three #1 hits including the biggest of his career. What Timbo did do is once again change the sound of music. Furtado's and more so Timberlake's albums were sonically on another level. What other track this year sounded even close to "My Love"? "Promiscuous" and "Maneater" brought the 80s back to Pop music but not in the typical let's-sample-an-80s-song sort of way.
I say wait until next year when I'm pretty positive you'll start hearing the copy cats. They're always a step behind The King and they come in droves. I suspect too that yet again Timbo will switch up his sound. So with all this said here's a list of confirmed 2006 Timbo tracks that did not make the final cut on various albums (props to Bigmac!):
Lloyd Banks "My House"
Lloyd Banks "Rotten Apple"
Ludacris "Based On A True Story"
Jojo "Show I Can"
LL Cool J unkown title
Kardinall Offishall unknown title
The Game "Ol' English"
Jay-Z "Your Favorite"
Happy New Year everyone!!
Saturday, December 30, 2006
As 2006 comes to a close what do you all say it, was it Timbaland's year? Did he dominate Pop music? What about radio? Do you feel he was recognized for his work? And looking into next year how excited are you to hear what he's got for us?
Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Check out this new article on Timmy. Despite the leak it looks like "Give It To Me" will be the first single but I can assure you, if I know Timbo, the track will be different in some way than the leaked version. Whether it be the beat or the lyrics, somehow I'm sure it will be tweaked.
I can't wait for the new album. Rumored artists on the new album include: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, 50 Cent, She Wants Revenge, The Hives, M.I.A, Nicole from the Pussycat Dolls, and Elton John (lol!) Where the heck is Missy, Sebastian, DOE, and Keri? Hmmm guess we'll have to wait and see....
Monday, December 25, 2006
Cast your vote HAHHA! I think I won, I mean it's pretty obvious (to me). Czar somehow you cheated, I don't know how yet but I know you did. I think you're really a robot or as I've said before you're really Hannon Lane. That would explain a lot actually hahha...
Naa in all honesty I got my ass served to me raw with no salt OR pepper. There is a reason why Czar is the master (and famous LOL) and I am the student. BUT mark my words this isn't over, not even close. There will be other sample wars and you can promise Boogie won't disappoint. I'm a tireless researcher and an endless question asker so you can bet I'll come a lot harder next time.
Truth be told be on the lookout for future projects involving Tim's samples. Czar, Big A, and I are kicking around some ideas for all the stans.
Merry Christmas to all of you! I hope you have a great holiday whatever your plans. Be safe and have fun and we'll see you later on this week!
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Again Czar what the heck is one of your "sample mixes"? I've never heard of them. I have a feeling you must have a team of people who work with you to get these samples if your making "mixes". Maybe it should be C-Z-A-R and T-E-A-M huh? Hhaha
Ok so let's start with an easy one: Timbaland & Magoo did the classic "Luv 2 Luv U Remix" The remix was better than the original by far. Well in typical Timmy fashion he took The JBs "Giving Up Food For Funk" for pretty much the entire bass line.
Let me guess it was in one of your "sample mixes" Czar? Yeah whatever to that. Here's another one that I found a bit interesting. Seems there is some confusion on what exactly Timbo sampled for Missy's "Xtasy" Yes he samples more than once which I'm sure Czar will tell you but the drums come from the J-Dilla callabo, J-88's "Stupid Lies" If ya'll can learn anything from this entry it's to go and buy J-88's album as it is seriously a classic.
So Czar that's what I got for this war. I promise you there will be others so try and come with some samples that are somewhat original. It's hard to see you down there son....
Well Boogie, you put up a good fight. I'm surprised by the fact that you continued to try and beat me, even though you knew it was useless. So I'll let you off with your diginity on this one.
First, you're half right on the "X-tasy" sample...but you should really check out Sly and the Family Stone's track "In Time." This is the actual track that Tim sampled for "X-tasy."
Second, I think someone said that I'll win this battle if I posted "This." LMAO!
Maybe you should pay attention to my mixes...you might learn a thing or two.
Say it loud, say it proud: CZAR!
Friday, December 22, 2006
"Sample Mix"? I have to say I've never heard any of your sample mixes Czar. Sad thing is that Jade sample was the first Timbo sample I ever found so if your just now putting on one of your "mixes" you're a little behind the times son. Do you need the sample of Missy's "The Rain" for your Samplex Mix 15 in 5 years? Poor guy...
Speaking of Missy, let's look at her "Whatcha Gon Do" . One of my favorite Missy tracks just cuz she killed it on the adlibs and of course the beat.
Now you've mentioned Fela Kuti before Czar and I have a feeling you don't even know who he is or where he's from. I suggest you read about him as he is one of the greatest revolutionaries/musicians of our time. He did this brillinat track called "Colonial Mentality" that Mr. Mosley thought he'd take a bite out of for Missy.
Let me guess that was planned for the sample mix 9 right? Catch up little man I know it's hard!
Well Boogie...sad to say it, but you're YEARS late on "Colonial Mentality." That was on one of my first mixes. So sad Boogie...so sad...
Anyway, since you're going to do Fela, I'll bring Fela back into too. Probably one of my favorite songs off Ms. Jade's highly slept on 2002 album "Girl Interrurpted," was a song that didn't even feautre Jade at all. The "Interlude" is all Timbo backed by a funky groove. The track samples "Oloufe Mi" (re-titled later as "Lover") by Fela Kuti. This song was one of Fela's earliest songs with the band Koola Lobitos, before his music became very political.
Wanna give this one last try again J?
Thursday, December 21, 2006
I'm surprsied Boogie. This is the first time that you posted a sample that wasn't on any of my mixes. The "Feel the Girl" sample is actually slated to be on Vol. 8, but I'll forgive you for that one lol.
Since you wanna pull stuff that's not on my mixes, I thought I would share something with everyone that is not on any of my mixes and that might be on Vol. 8. I know y'all probably thought that the "you ready" sample on Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" was just some sound Tim had on his keyboard. Well...it's actually taken from a song by Eddie Bo called "Hook and Sling." Tim is just crazy for sampling that at the beginning of the track. I don't think anyone would have sampled that.
And Boogie, how are you gonna post ONE sample to "Right Now & Later On?" You know there are two right? You must have completely "forgotten" about the sampled drum pattern. For those who don't know (this includes you Boogie lol), Tim sampled the drums from The Meters' track "Jungle Man."
You finished J, or do you want some more of this beating?
Spell it out with me: C-Z-A-R
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
You know Boogie, I thought I would give you a head start before I just put a big hurt on ya. And you know after I fudged the fake timbo post (sorry y'all), I'm going to come out swingin. So let's begin...
Round 1: Boogie, you started off with a world music sample, so I thought I'd return the favor: Raje Shwari ft. Timbaland - "Indian Style" This was Raje's buzz single that got some good airplay by some BBC radio stations (shout out to DJ Markie Mark and the whole Punjabi Hit Squad!). I was feelin' the song until I realized that the ENTIRE song concept (lyrics, melody, EVERYTHING) was based off this Bollywood film song "No. 1 Punjabi" from the 2001 film "Chori Chori Chupke Chupke." You can see that Raje and Tim just took the whole song and just added some English every once in a while.
Now you know I couldn't stop with just that. Did you know that the drum pattern for the track is also sampled? Yep, it samples the Punjabi folk tune "Dhola Ve Dhola." So there you have it. The melody, the lyrics, the drum pattern, everything was the combination of "No. 1 Punjabi" and "Dhola Ve Dhola."
Round 2: Again Boogie, since you wanted to do TV themes, I'll play fair and do a TV theme as well. One of my favorite songs off Tim's Bio has to be "Talking on the Phone." The track is just insane! But did you know that the main beat samples a the theme from a TV cartoon? Yup, it samples the one and only "Fat Albert Theme Song." Tim did an amazing job of chopping this sample, instead of just straight up looping like he did with another TV theme song *cough* "Underdog" *cough*
Damn, I just killed you in one thread Boogie. Funny thing is, I haven't even given you my best. Let's see what ya got.
Excuse me a second *YAWN* Czar that's all you got? Come on now son I don't think you're ready. Here pay attention: Let's take a look at this interesting gem. We all know Ms Jade's "Feel The Girl" don't we? Sick ass drums and definitely a very slept on first single. Well it actually samples Macedonian musician Vlatko Stefanovski's "Gipsy Song"
Czar stick to the easy Indian samples and kiddie Theme songs while I move on and take you to international school!
After givin' it a little thought let's go ahead and throw in a little extra just for kicks. Fabolous has a Timbo track "Right Now Later On" which samples this track by The Meter's called "Just Kissed My Baby"
So what ya' got for me Czar?
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
So where is Czar? Is he plotting a good sample to use? Or is he scared? ha ha! We'll have to wait and see. In the meantime let me bring yet another body blow to the Master. I bring you Playa's "Gravy Train" Unfortunately there is no full/non DJ version of this track and it was never released except on a Def Soul mixtape from back when Playa was signed to Def Jam.
So what's the sample used in the track? An Indian track? Maybe even some obscure Italian country song? No actually it's from the 1964 cartoon Underdog. Timbo sampled the Theme Song from the cartoon. Yet again Timbaland proves why he is a genius.
"Have no fear Underdog is here!!!"
Monday, December 18, 2006
I thought I'd mix it up a little this week and have a little "war" with Czar. He is without question the Sample King and he has now got me addicted to collecting samples. I've spent a lot of time diggin' around and seeing what I could find and wanted to show off my skills. I wanted to school the master on what the pupil has learned. So bring it Czar! Let's see what you got!
Round 1: Justin Timberlake's "(Oh No) What You Got" A hot Timbo beat over some smooth JT vocals but do you know the sample? The sample is Debka Druz's "The Debka of the Druz" Many people seem to think the sample is Israeli, it's even been credited that way on many websites but in fact the track is Syrian.
Oh but that's not all, J Boogie don't just give you the sample like some cats...hahah
Sixx John, a talented MC and a producer for Ne-Yo, used to be signed with Big Tank. Now Big Tank as you all know used to produce for Timbaland productions (check Queen Latifah's "Go Head") so isn't it fitting that Tank used the Debka sample BEFORE Timbo did for Timberlake. The track in question? Sixx John's Debka Druz's "Break Tha Rulez"
You don't want none of this Czar....
Sunday, December 17, 2006
The Chronicles has just reached 20,000 hits which blows my mind. What started out as an idea to start a different kind of Timbaland site, different from anything that's out there to date, has grown into a respectable website that people come to for their Timbaland fix.
I recently put up a virtual map to get an idea of who was tuning into The Chronicles and as it turns out people from over 34 countries around the world have paid us a visit!! This goes to show that the genius of Timbo spans the entire globe and that music truly is universal.
Let me say a big THANK YOU to all of you for making this site successful. It would be nothing without your support and input so I say again thank you!! Shout out to my Beatclub family, the Stans Of The Tim Table, Big A and Czar my stans for life, THE Timbalandchick (my sis), and to Sebastian, DOE, Keri, Raje, Medina, Brian Kidd, Hannon, and all the other mad cool and humble musicians thank you.
I hope to continue this site for another 20,000 damn another 200,000 hits and so on. You all are great and keep that Timbo stan in all of us on going.
Big props to ya'll,
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Sorry for the late post, I've been a bit busy this week. BUT, I'm back, it's still a new week, which means it's time again for Czar's Sample(s) of the Week.
So last week, I hinted that this week's sample was going to come from none other than Missy "Misdameanor" Elliott. At first I was only going to showcase one sample, but then I decided let's just do two.
So the first sample comes from Missy's 2001 hit "Get Ur Freak On" from the album "Miss E...So Addictive." Everyone probably mispronounced the Indian vocal sample that comes right after missy says "Hollaaaaa/got the feelin' son/let me throw you some," and probably wondered where the hell Tim found that track. The Indian track is called "Larka" and it comes from one of the Indian sample CDs that Tim used a lot during this time, Deepest India.
Off the same album, Missy's "Old School Joint" samples just that, an old school joint. The track samples "Pop It" from the 80s r&b band One Way. It doesn't sound like Tim actually sampled the track, just re-played it, but it's still worth a listen.
That's it for this week. Stay tuned for next week because I guarantee it's going to be crazy!
Thursday, December 14, 2006
This hot track just came to my attention and I wanted to make sure to share it. Is it new? I have no idea. DId Timbaland produce it? Hmmm sounds like it. How's the beat? SICCCCK! Check it:
Petey Pablo "Stick Up Man"
If this isn't Timbo, it's pretty big bite. That sample is dope and as usual Tim let's the beat ride makin' sure we all know who the star of the track is. It's a BANGER for sure! What ya'll think?
As I was roaming around the internet one day I came across a woman named Meg Murray who had previous ties with Timbaland. She has a few CDs out, including one from '02 that mentioned she had worked with Timbaland. Now of course I can't just read something like that and leave it at that, no I gotta go the next step(s). So after some digging, I was able to contact Meg and asked her a few questions about her association with Tim. Here is what she wrote me:
"I was introduced to Timbaland by Bill Pettaway, a songwriter/producer/amazing guitar player from Annapolis Md, my hometown. Bill plays guitar on a large amount of Timbaland productions, and he got me the hook-up with Tim in 1999.
I had a production contract with Timbaland in 1999 and I met with him in New York and wrote and recorded demos at Manhattan Center Sound with his writers during that time. Tim oversaw what we worked on and pitched me to labels in 2000 but I never got a record deal.
Britney Spears and Christina Aguliera were just hitting the scene, and I was more of a rock-R&B performer, playing live gigs 300 nights a year, so the market wasn't looking for my type, they were looking for young pop tarts at the time. C'est la vie!!
Timbaland was super-cool and gracious, and I was able to learn so much about the art of recording & production from hanging out with and watching Tim, Jimmy Douglass and the other engineers make their magic. I got to be a fly on the wall and got a crash course in Grade A Music Business and Creative Genius. Timbaland is truly cutting edge and pushes the envelope. It was like going to graduate school!!
None of the songs on my CD "Ready" were produced or written by Timbaland.
I re-recorded and re-produced a few of the songs from the New York sessions at home in Annapolis after my production contract ran out. Those are the songs you hear on the CD "Ready". Making that CD in Annapolis was a learning project for myself and Todd Kreuzburg as we ventured into the world of professional recording by computer. Self-taught.
The songs #2 "Be Straight" #4 "Get By" #7 "Perfect" and #8 "The Words" are songs that I co-wrote with Todd Walcsmuth and Robert Cadence in New York during our sessions in 1999-2000 that Timbaland heard, and those songs were definitely created to please him. Tim used other unreleased versions of some of those tunes to shop me for a deal.
Back in Annapolis, Todd Kreuzburg and I re-worked them and re-recorded them, learning to record on the computer as we went along- and they ended up on the "Ready" CD.
Not a lot of my friends and peers dug the CD when it came out in 2002- they thought it was "too hip-hop" or "too computer", but as I listen to it now, though there are a lot of technical things I could nit-pick and change, the overall spirit of the CD has held up well I think. But I am prejudice because it is my baby!!!
There are a few demo songs from those New York-Timbaland sessions that were not put on the "Ready" CD but will come out on my next release."
So there you have a bit of information you may not have known. I encourage everyone to go check out her myspace and her website She's got a unique voice and seems like yet another great talent in the music world!
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Sebastian is lettin' the public KNOW what's up! Here's an older track by him that was just leaked today. Tim's bringin' the normal heat on this slow banger and Seb's getting a little help from Ms. Jade and Sin (nice to hear this guy again) It's cool to hear the old Beat Club crew together again over a laid back Timbo beat. Look for Sebastian's new album out soon!
Check it: Sebastian F/ Timbaland, Sin & Ms. Jade "Hungry"
Props to Sebastian for the ok and props to DOE for lettin' us hear it first. You too Hypnotic!
Jimmy Douglass is a legend in the music game. Most people know him as Senator Jimmy D, the engineer for Timbland but his story starts way before that. Jimmy's worked with The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, and Hall & Oates to name but a FEW. He's considered one of the best, if not the best engineer in the music industry today. He has what's been called a "magical ear" and it only seems fitting that he and Timbaland work so well together.
There's not a lot of information on Jimmy as there should be but I was able to find a few very interesting articles. This first article talks about how Jimmy started out and his story on how he came to meet Timbo. This second article talks more about what equipment he uses and how he creates the sound he does. This last article Jimmy talks a lot about using Pro Tools and how he makes it work for him.
Finally here's a summarized list of Jimmy Douglass' Discography over the years. It's important to know that's it's not just Timbaland making the music but that he has a very good team around him helping to create those beats we all know and love. Tim only picks the best! Shout out to my man Big A for the info!
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Simon Illa is a known production figure in the Philly scene having produced for many local artists as well as the The Eagles and Phillies. He's worked with Vivian Green, Floetry, Onyx and Smitty to name but a few. He has recently signed a management deal with Timbo's camp and has been in Miami working with Tim on new material.
Illa produced the lead single off of Philly rapper Cyssero's debut album, "Protege of the Game" on The Game's Black Wall Street label. The single is called "So Fresh" and samples the Kool and the Gang's track "Fresh"
Illa is definitely doin' big things in production. Check out his myspace page to see the latest news as well as see Illa behind the boards. Also check out his website for all sorts of information on him.
Don't sleep on Illa cuz dude is doing major things in the music game!
Friday, December 8, 2006
What's up y'all,
It's a new week, and that means a new Timbaland sample. This time I thought I would bring you all a sample from one of the best unreleased pop albums of the 2000s: Kiley Dean's "Simple Girl."
A while back I posted the sample to one of my favorite songs off that album, "Kiss Me Like That." This week, I thought I would share a sample from another one of my favorite songs from the album, "No." The song has a nice bounce, and Raje Shwari just kills it at the end. Anyway, the song samples "Sorrow Tears & Blood" from the musician and political activist Fela Kuti. If you don't know anything about Fela, you need to buy his music and google him now. He was an amazing artist with timeless music, and an influential human rights activist that is truly missed.
So that's it for this week's installment of Czar's Sample of the Week. Check back next week for something that will make you hee hee hee hee ha, hee hee hee hee hee hee ha.
P.S. This won't be the last time you'll see Fela's name pop up on Czar's Sample of the Week...
This year's Grammy nominations were announced yesterday and all I can say is where the heck is Timbaland? Dude WAS 2006 plain and simple. Now I'm not going to go bad mouth anyone in the game as the music industry is already in pretty bad shape but that's even more reason to honor someone who changes how we hear music.
I've prided myself on keep The Chronicles as opinion free as possible and instead let the information, news, music, samples etc speak for itself but whether you like or dislike Tim, one thing everyone can agree on is Timbaland is a music revolutionary. He's taken and continues to take music where no one thought they could take it.
Now here in 2006 with all this repetitive and boring "hits" we call music, Tim (and some may argue Danja) took us on a journey away from the norm yet again. This time with his brilliance in tow, he took POP music of all things and created yet another way we listen to it. Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" and Justin Timberlake's "My Love" fit no category yet they were both #1 songs of the year. He created a brand new sound for both of them and diversied their sound to the point of experimental.
He also did it with Danity Kane and The Pussycat Dolls and just when you thought Tim had completely gone pop, at the end of the year he comes HARD with Snoop's "Get A Light" and Jeezy's "3AM" just to remind us he can still make them bangin' rap tracks. Am I biased? Of course but come on T Bone Burnett gets the nod over Timbo? Can you name a T Bone Burnett track?
Despite the obvious snub the the best part is 2007 is commin': new Tim album, Keri Hilson, D.O.E, Bjork, M.I.A, Sebastian, and even more Tim sonic stew. My ears are excited!
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
**** EDIT Once again the videos have been taken down. This is due to copyright infringement which we here at The Chronicles did not know about until recently. We will not be reposting the video but look forward to seeing more Timbo in the studio real soon ****
First and foremost BIG THANKS to nOtO for givin' us the re-up on not 1 but 2 videos. I got wonder how you got the DVD already homie. Hmm is this Byrd? Anyhow check out the videos:
It doesn't get much better than this! nOtO thank you SO much my man! Go tell a friend ya'll...
Sure you could consider this "old" but no matter how many times I watch it I can't get over Busta's face when he hears that beat.
Hope this tracks makes the final cut for Busta's next album cuz the beat is fire!
Tuesday, December 5, 2006
During the making of Under Construction II, Tim and Magoo met up with a crew named The Ugly People. Here check this video:
What's interesting is in the video, Alliwishis Kay-Os raps what became Tim's 2nd verse on the final version of "Don't Make Me Take It There" Also Frank Lee White is rapping what became Tim's first verse on "Throwback" So Tim did have some help writing rhymes for the album.
J Nitti produced "Don't Make Me Take It There" and went on to apparently produce Attitude's "For Free". How else Ugly People fit into the Tim camp is a mystery. I have a feeling they did other writing and J Nitti produced other tracks for Tim's artists but I can't say for sure.
Monday, December 4, 2006
Sebastian breaks us off with yet more exclusive Timbaland joints. Go check out Sebastian's fan myspace and check out the new tracks. Add to the fan group and come chat with Sebastian himself. Every Wednesday and Friday nights at 9PM Eastern Time go and chat with the real Sebastian. The dude is mad cool and incredibly humble so go and join.
As far as the tracks go well I wouldn't be J Boogie if I didn't give you the break down so here it is:
- Can't Stop Us
- Beat Club
- Stomped Out
- We At It Again (Original Version) This is the 6th version of this track, 3 of which have completely different beats
- Fried Chick Freestyle (same beat as D.O.E's "You Don't Believe Me" which means this was the original track before DOE's)
- Drama is the alternate "I See Dead People" version but it has an additional 5 seconds making it 4:25 versus the cut off version we all had at 4:20.
- It's Your Night is an alternate version as the whole hallway scene between Tim and the 2 girls like in the original is deleted, instead it just continues.
Props to Sebastian as always!
Sunday, December 3, 2006
Ms. Jade ain't havin' that Sotrch diss so she decided to jump on a hot Just Blaze beat and go at him. Check out the diss track "Beam Me Up Scotty"
Jade sounds hungry!! and that beat is tight. Very smart move for Jade to let peeps know she's still on top of her game and to get a little shine on. Let's all hope that she hooks back up with Timmmy for a new album or if anything actually releases somethin' here soon.
Saturday, December 2, 2006
What better way to follow up our Tweet samples of the week Tweet then to let you all know Tweet is back. She has a myspace and 2 new tracks "Whisper" and "See Ya". Both songs are the soft on the senses with amazing harmonies smooth tracks we have grown to love from her.
In my opinion Tweet's music is timeless. Southern Hummingbird was a classic and It's Me Again was one of the most slept on albums ever created. I'm hoping a 3rd album is in the works.
Go show this woman some love!!
Friday, December 1, 2006
It's that time again. New week, new Timbo sample. I'm gonna give y'all two samples because both of them are real short.
For those who don't know Tim has been using sample CDs for a while, and in 2001 he started using a lot of Indian sample cds. The two sample CDs that seemed to be his favorite in 2001 were "Spices of India" and "Deepest India". Both are produced by the same company Zero-G.
So the two samples for this week are coming from the Southern Hummingbird, Tweet. Tweet got her big break with "Oops (Oh My)". If you didn't know there was a sample in this track, listen closesly to the subtle percussion sound. It's taken from the Spcies of India track "Mod Dafinda Speeds". If you still can't hear the sample, take a listen to the "Oops (Oh My) Timstrumental." .
Soon after Oops (Oh My) came out, Tweet and Tim brought us "Call Me". This "flute sample" from Deepest India was used again and again by other artists like the Bombay Rockers and the Rishi Rich Project (for those of us who listen to desi beats).
So there you have it, two samples from two of Tim's biggest hits of 2001. As always, look out for the next installment of Czar's Sample of the Week.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Whoa now here's a real banger straight from Timbo. It's called "Girls Gone Wild" by a new artist named Tiffany Evans. You can check out more info on her via her fansite and her myspace page.
It's written by The Clutch and produced by Timbo and I hope the full comes out very soon. 15 years old and she sounds like this? Sounds like another Jazmine Sullivan in the ranks! This track is sick, definitely one of my favorite Tim tracks this year by far. Big ups to Tom for the link!
What's up ya'll!! J Boogie is back from a dope 2 weeks of rest, relaxation, and lots of great memories. If you ever get a chance go see Budapest and especially Vienna, they are 2 amazing cities. So I gotta give it up to my man Czar for holdin' down The Chronicles while I was gone. I see he's done a great job and you can consider him a full time contributor to the site so be on the look out for those Czar gems.
Well let's get down to business. Mr. Young Jeezy's got a track on his new album produced by none other than Timbo himself. The track is called "3 A.M." take a listen.
So what ya'll think? Props to my man Introduction and Aidlingen for the track. It's good to be home!
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Here's the video of Omarion's new single "Icebox." Yes Tim is on the track, and yes tim is in the video, but no, Timbaland did not produce this track. Still cool to see Tim in the white suit in the white Rolls.
Thoughts on the video?
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Happy early Thanksgiving from myself and J Boogie! I'm leaving town in a few, so I thought I would post the sample of the week a little earlier than usual. This week, I thought I would share an oldy but goody.
Jay-Z's "Big Pimpin'" had to be the record of the summer in 2000, but few people knew at that time that the song sampled a highly popular Egyptian song. Although most people beleive that Tim sampled "Khosara" from Abdel Halim Hafez, it was really the Hossam Ramzy version, "Khusara Khusara" that Tim sampled.
Regardless of the version tho, there was a lot of controversy surrounding the sampling of "Khusara" from both newspapers in the U.S. and newspapers in Egypt. Check out one publication by the Al Ahram Weekly:
"Pimpin A Classic" .
That's it for this week's installment. Happy Thanksgiving!
Till next time,
Timbaland Nabs 50 Cent, Dr. Dre For LP, Starts Timberlake Gossip Frenzy
By Shaheem Reid, with additional reporting by Sway Calloway
Producer reveals plans for domination with help of Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Fall Out Boy, Björk, Elton John.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — Thanks to his work on recent projects by Justin
Timberlake and Nelly Furtado, as well as the upcoming 50 Cent LP, Timbaland is enjoying what he's been accustomed to for the past 10 years of his career — success. But even with his storied discography of classics for everyone from Aaliyah and Missy Elliott to Jay-Z and LL Cool J, Tim said that over the past couple of years, when he wasn't putting out as much music, he heard whispers that he might be losing his touch. "Everybody was talking their little trash, y'all know who y'all are," Tim said at his studio last week. "They said, 'Timbaland is falling off.' I don't never fall off. I just relax like a vampire in the coffin. When I wake up, you better be prepared, because somebody is going to get bit on the neck. Next thing you know, I have a slew of vampires running around. When you become the best like me, you never fall off, you just lean back." Well somebody call Blade, because Count Drac is wide awake and ready to wreak even more havoc next year when his upcoming LP, tentatively titled Timbaland Presents Shock Value, comes out. "I'm not just hip-hop," Tim insisted. "My mission is to take over top-40 radio — what they call popular music, different genres of music — and reach all types of people." It seems like Tim reached out to almost everyone in every corner of the music industry for the project, which he's calling a compilation. One track is "what everybody is waiting for," he revealed, "me and Dr. Dre. I did [the beat], it's hard. I got 50, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne. The other stuff is rock: She Wants Revenge, the Hives, I'm about to get the Fall Out Boys, Björk, Elton John." Tim went on to say that he's interested in eventually signing the Hives and M.I.A. "Last Piece of the Puzzle," his collabo with John, was recorded in Las Vegas. "It was cool. I didn't have him sing, I had him play. I was like, 'Go ahead, John.' I might get a choir to sing on top of it."
Though the album is packed with headline-making names, Tim's first single is already newsworthy. "Give it to Me" has Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake and Tim throwing subliminal jabs in their verses, and it's up to the audience to figure it out what — or who — they're talking about. "I seen you try to switch it up, but girl you ain't that dope," Furtado sings. Tim's verse includes the lines, "I'm a real producer and you just a piano man/ Your song moved up the charts I heard, but I'm not a fan/ N---as talking greasy, I'm the one that gave them they chance/ Somebody need to tell them they can't do it like I can." The Internet has been most abuzz about Timberlake's verse, though, with gossip sites speculating that his harsh words are aimed at Janet Jackson: "I saw you tryin' to act cute on TV, 'Just let me clear the air'/ We missed you on the charts last week/ Damn, that's right, you wasn't there/ Now if sexy never left, then why is everybody on my sh--?/ Don't hate on me just because you didn't come up with it." A source close to the record said that Timberlake's lyrics have nothing to do with his infamous Super Bowl co-star — but he is responding to another pop artist who has seen career heights few other singers can boast. Tim's album will come out via his Mosley Music imprint, like Nelly Furtado's Loose. He's hoping to have the LP ready for a March release date.
If you thought Timbaland owned 2006, I think this new album definitely hints that he will own 2007 too! Damn, Tim has done it again!! For those of us still counting, this will be the third time Tim has owned the airwaves: 1996-98 with the early Aaliyah, Missy, Ginuwine, etc. and the double beat; 2001-2003 with the Indian and Arabic samples; and now 2006-?
Till next time,
Before I go into the Timbo samples for this week (yes, not sample, but samples), I have to give a shout out to my man J Boogie for giving me the opportunity to takeover while he's on vacation. This is an honor. I know I won't be able hold down the Chronicles like he has, but I hope to bring my own flavor to the Chornicles and that you all enjoy it!
Now, back to business. It is another new week, and with a new week brings a new installment of "Czar's Sample of the Week." As I already stated, I will be hitting yall with two samples this week. Why two? Well, last week J Boogie and some of you all wanted the sample to Brandy's "Nodding Off," and I thought I would give the Tim stans what they wanted, but also something unexpected.
So of course the first track is the sample to Brandy's "Nodding Off.". For those who don't know, this track was not featured on the U.S. release of her album "Afrodisiac," but it was on the Japanese release. It samples the song "Jab Hum Jawan Honge" from the 1983 Bollywood film "Bataab" and sung by the great Lata Mangeshkar and Shabbir Kumar.
Now on to the bonus sample...the sample to Ludacris' "Roll Out". This track samples the song "Yay Boy" from Afro-Latino group Africando. I don't know where the hell Tim was at when he decided to sample Africando, but "Roll Out" was a hit. Take a listen...
Ok that's it for this week's installment of "Czar's Sample of the Week." Next week, I hope to bring the Tim stans another treat.
No it hasn't been youtubed yet, but we do now have a link to MTV's "Diary of Timbaland aka Thomas Crown". All the Tim stans know how little footage there is of Tim in the studio, and "Diary" doesn't disappoint with two scenes of Tim in the studio. Check out Busta's face when he stumbles on that hot ass percussion sound.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Folks I give you another gem here on The Chronicles:
D.O.E f/ Candice Nelson & Timbaland "Just Might Lose It"
Yes that's Candice Nelson singing background. Just when I want to say this is a pretty straight forward track, those warped sythns come in and add a whole new element to the song. Listen to my man D.O.E!! Dude is hungry and killin' it on the mic just like always. D.O.E man you the future! Can't wait to hear for your album to drop.
Now here's perfect example of what we've been talking about lately. I originally heard this track on myspace, I ripped it, but before posting it I asked the appropriate people including D.O.E himself if it was ok. He and his people gave me the go and so I posted it. Again it's all about respect.
What ya'll think of the track? Holla!
This week I've added quite a bit of new Timbo productions. Received a few alternates (thanks Czar) and found a few other rarities. Plus Sebastian and DOE (see above) have been puttin' it down with the exclusives!
Snoop Dogg F/ Damian Marley "Get A Light"
Virginia Williams "Without U"
Justin Timberlake F/ T.I. "My Love" (Demo Version) LOL!
Ms Jade "Dream" (Alternate Version)
Jay-Z "Come And Get Me" (Alternate Version)
Nas F/ Ginuwine "You Owe Me" (Video Version)
Memphis Bleek F/ Jay-Z & Missy Elliott "Is That Yo Chick" (Alternate Dirty Video Version) Thanks Jeremie!
D.O.E f/ Candice Nelson "Just Might Lose It"
Dang the lists are getting bigger by the day! Anything else to add?
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
If you know me, you know I love me some alternate versions! I just came across a real gem though the quality isn't that great. Here we have Justin Timberlake's "My Love" the demo version.
Can you hear all the differences despite the low quality of the track? Timbo's beat boxing is a lot louder and more prominent. During the first 2 bridges ("...I can see us holding hands....") Justin is pretty much talking versus singing. There are no Justin vocal echoes or harmonizing like the original either.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Sadly the track has leaked but you will not be hearing it here. I will not post it, will not have a link to it, and will not promote it unless told otherwise. Why? Because it was not meant to be heard......yet. Sure we're all Timbo fans, stans actually, so why wouldn't we have enough respect for Tim as a musician and an artist not to leak a track he didn't want leaked?
We're not talking about some throw away track or some unmastered freestyle, this track has the 2 biggest artists of 2006, Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake over a beat by the best producer of '06. This track was thought out and strategically chosen to be the first single yet here it is being passed around the net without permission or knowledge by the one who made it.
Now I'm not getting into the politics of it, I have no idea what happened. All I know is I'm a Timbaland fan and I got enough respect for him and his craft not to promote a piece of music he was not ready to share with the world. I'm not looking for controversy and I'm not looking to argue. Just my 2 cents that's all.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
First off excuse me for not getting that Timbo/Snoop track up to listen to, I was having some trouble with the site but it's up now so go take a listen.
So it's been determined that Tim samples and samples well but what about Tim's productions? Have they ever been sampled? The answer is yes though not too many of his tracks have been sampled. Let's just start with those tracks that have only had their lyrics sampled. For example:
Cassidy's "I'm A Hustla" samples the lyrics from Jay-Z's "Dirt Off Your Shoulders"
Juvenile's "The Way I Be Leaning" also samples the lyrics Jay-Z "Dirt Off Your Shoulder"
E-40's "Ya Blind" samples the lyrics (and the vocal riff ha!) from Missy Elliott's "Why You All In My Grill"
Finally, Skillz "Crew Deep" samples Missy's "Get UR Freak On" if only for a second, Tim still gets credit.
Now what about others? I know of a few more hence the Part I, but what about ya'll? Know any Timbo tracks that have been sampled? Holla!
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Snoop Dogg's Blue Carpet Special has leaked today and with it comes the hot new Timbo joint "Get A Light" F/ Damian Marley. It's taken a lot of listens but I'm definitely feelin' the track. What makes the track great though is it's entirely on the opposite field of anything else he's made this year ie Nelly Furtado and Timberlake.
Now there was a rumor that Timbo was also doing a track called "L.A. Zoo" well if you listen to this track especially at the beginning you'll hear Snoop say "....take us to the LA Zoo...." So I wonder if this track was just renamed. Hopefully though I'm wrong and the "LA Zoo" track will surface somewhere soon.
Jay Z's album also leaked with no Timbo makin' the cut. Big ups to my man Bigmac for droppin' it first!
Thursday, November 9, 2006
Timbaland's first single off his album The Thomas Crown Affair will be "Give It To Me" and features Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake.
I'm tellin' you folks, you heard it first here on The Chronicles. Look out for this track soon! It's gonna blow your mind. Remember Tim's the producer and the rest are piano men.
Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Sebastian has done it again! He gives us a new Timbo track off his myspace.
The track is called "Without U" by Virginia.
Yes this is Virginia Williams who sang on Tim & Magoo's "3:30 In The Morning"
It's another week and with that comes another sample gem by our resident expert Czar. The dude is a legend and honestly I have NO idea how he figures these samples out because most of them are not listed in the liner notes. This week Czar gives us the Kiley Dean track "Kiss Me Like That" Did I know Timbo used a sample? Nope I figured he just had a guitar player in the studio.
The track actually samples the Allison Krauss & Union Station's "Crazy Faith". Tim was going through his whole bluegrass/country phase with both the Kiley Simple Girl and Bubba Sparxxx Deliverance album so it's fitting he used this sample. Take a listen...
So there you have it another sample mystery solved by Czar the great! Does anyone have any requests about certain Timbo track samples? Just ask Czar or myself and we'll try our best to get you the answers. I'm just waiting for Czar to blow my mind with the Brandy "Nodding Off" sample or something.
Everyone say an extra prayer for my friend and his family this week they deserve it.
Tuesday, November 7, 2006
As you all know Scott Storch and Timbaland have worked on many tracks together. Most notably:
Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me A River" and "(And She Said) Take Me Now"
Bubba Sparxxx's "Lovely" "Bubba Talk" and "Get Right"
Ms Jade "She's A Gangsta" and "Feel The Girl"
Truth Hurts "Real"
Limp Bizkit "Take A Look Around" (Remix) and "Rearranged" (Remix)
The track in question today is Heather Hunter's "Would You Like" aka Bubba Sparxxx's "Tasty". This track was thought to be produced by Timbaland especially since he can be heard on the track and his artist Bubba Sparxxx is featured on the track. The track, however, is credited solely as a Scott Storch production. It sounds very similar to Fat Joe's "Lean Back" so it make sense that Storch produced it yet Timbaland's influence can definitely be heard.
So here's yet another example of a track with Timbo on it NOT produced by him. More to come on that I promise!
Monday, November 6, 2006
Based on your responses last week, I decided to dedicate an entry to just Timbaland produced mixtape beats. There seems to be some confusion as to what Timbaland has produced. Different websites list Timbaland as the producer of many original mixtape beats and it all can be very confusing if you don't own the mixtape itself.
In reality he has not produced many original beats for mixtapes rather they are recycled for artists to get their shine on with that "produced by Timbaland" label. So let's look at some tracks question and get the real deal on the beats:
- First up is the Clipse's "Re-Up Anthem" off the We Got It For Cheap Vol. 1 mixtape is actually the re-used Ray J "Unbelievable" beat.
- The Clipse's "What's Up" off the We Got It For Cheap Vol. 2 mixtape is the re-used The Game "Put You On The Game" beat.
- Now it must be a popular beat because Ras Kass also used the "Put You On The Game" beat for his "I'm Phenomenal" track off the Revenge of the Spit mixtape.
- The Lady of Rage also used it for her "Put You Up On Rage" track off her from VA 2 LA mixtape. She tore this track up!!!
- The beat for Al Gator's "In Da Streetz"
off the Play Your Position Part 4: Super Size Your Hustle Dow Jones is the re-used beat from the Brandy's "Come As You Are".
- And finally though it sounds a lot like Timbo & Magoo's "To My", the only original beat from this list is Beanie Siegal's "In The Club" from the DJ Clue presents: Backstage Mixtape. It seems like people only have the Clue version but there is actually a Radio Edit of this track with no DJ. Search and you'll find it.
So there you have the mixtape "Timbaland" tracks but keep in mind this is Part I, there will be other parts in the near future so be on the watch. Does anyone have any other tracks to contribute for next time? Holla!
Friday, November 3, 2006
To expand yet even more the Timbland universe I have created 2 new Timbaland production lists. There's the confirmed unreleased Timbaland production list which is a list of all Timbaland tracks that he has produced but they have not or will not be released. The second list is the uncofirmed Timbaland production list. This is a list of rumored and uncofnirmed Timbaland tracks. Both lists are VERY much subject to change and everyone's input is most appreciated. They are lists based on information gathered from fans like yourselfs.
Additions have been made to various lists that include:
Diddy F/ Keri Hilson "After Love" (Alternate Version)
Gina Thompson "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" (Alternate Version snippet) -thanks E!
Nelly Furtado "All Good Things" (Video Version)
Anyone got something to add? HOLLA!
Thursday, November 2, 2006
In case you didn't hear:
****"This is the best thing that could have happened to us. It relights your fire, baby." So says Duran Duran lead singer Simon Le Bon, speaking of what he describes as a renaissance for the 70-million-plus record-selling group, now that they're in the studio working with hip-hop producer Timbaland. He reveals they've recorded three songs for their next album so far, including one with Justin Timberlake.
Timbaland, he notes, "works very quickly. We're usually slow as snails. It's quite a challenge, and we had to change the way we play, really. Particularly me. I had to be able to come up with ideas very quickly on the microphone. Just do it. Have new lyrics the next day — or that evening." Le Bon says he, his groupmates, Timbaland and Timberlake are all "interested in doing more. The stuff is great! We know we have two singles already."
He describes the New York studio, where Timbaland has recorded the likes of Jay-Z, Aaliyah, Timberlake and Ludacris, as "like a Swiss chalet, but really bad, with dark varnished wood, a cuckoo clock without a pendulum and strange things like that. In an odd way, it helps make the music happen."
Duran Duran will take a break from recording to perform at the Voodoo Music Experience Oct. 28 and 29 — along with top acts including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wu Tang Clan and the Flaming Lips — returning to its old home at New Orleans City Park after having been displaced post-hurricane last year. "I'm very glad we are coming down," he notes. "We'll see for ourselves what's going on."
Le Bon also reports that his band's new musical association has "established us with a whole different group of people. We've gotten interest from will.i.am and from Gnarls Barkley as well. There's a possibility no, a probability — we'll work with them."****
Sounds pretty interesting to me. Timbaland is really branching out this year into different genres of music which is only going to make his creativity grow. Looking forward to even more tracks from Timmy!
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
So let me bring you some more interesting production info you may not know. Yeah we're all aware of the Devante/Timbo relationship but have you checked the liner notes of certain tracks? What you think is Timbaland, is really credited to Devante. Why? Could it be that Timbo was fresh in the game back then and Devante's name was put on production credits for the star power of it? Could it be a "produced by Devante" track held more clout than a "produced by Timbaland" track at that time? Well let's look at the facts.
Jodeci's "In The Meanwhile" featuring Timbaland is produced by Timbo right? No it's not, it's credited to Devante though Timbo gets credit for writing and performing the rap.
Jodeci's "Time and Place" is produced by Devante and Timbaland gets credit as co-writer.
Jodeci's "Sweaty" is produced by Devante yet Timbaland is credited for the "scratches".
Usher's "Can U Get Wit It" is credited to Devante and Timbaland gets credit for all instruments.
Jodeci's "Bring On Da Funk" is credited to Devante and Timbaland gets co-writer credits.
Here's my favorite one: B Rezell's "Blowed Away" is credited to Devante, Timbaland appears nowhere on the liner notes yet on the rap it's said ".....all due respect to Tim and Devante, for makin' a track that's phat...." Hmmm interesting stuff indeed.
Now the biggest possibility? It's been said that though Devante got credit for "Love You Down" by The Basement and 2 Pac's "No More Pain", that Timbaland actually produced both tracks!
I gotta give props to my man Bossplayya as he is the reason for this entry. Dude knows 10 times more Timbo stuff than I ever will. When he told me all this, I was like DAMN now that's story. Thanks Playya!!
Monday, October 30, 2006
This week Czar brings us a sample by one of the most underrated Tim tracks ever! It's from The Game's "Put You On The Game" Now when I first heard this track the only sample I heard was the "Electroconvulsive Therapy" part at the beginning. Boy was I wrong....
Tim sampled the track "Bagon Mein Bahar" by Lata Mangeshkar & Mohammad Rafi.
Czar strikes again!
So there has been so much debate about this track which I don't understand. I've already reported the truth but here it is again in case you missed it:
The Royal Court produced this track. The Royal Court consists of King and his partner Sir John. Yes they are a part of Timbaland's camp but they did the production. Despite what's listed, despite what people say, despite what you heard, that's the truth coming straight from King himself and confirmed by Sebastian, Timbaland's brother. The Clutch wrote this track.
Yes that is Timbaland you hear on the track and yes he is confirmed to be in the video but just because Timbaland is featured on a track doesn't mean he produced it. For example, "Party" by Sincere f/ Timbaland off the Exit Wounds Soundtrack is produced by Budda. Also "Diddy Rock" by Diddy F/ Twista, Shawnna, & Timbo is produced by Danja.
So there you have it, the truth.
Cool video, pretty straight forward. Looks like Tim is all about the suits these days. Dude lookin' all dapper and fly. Nice to see him out behind the boards and gettin' his face out there more often.
Friday, October 27, 2006
When it comes to "did Tim produce it" I'm a beast. I'll go to great lengths (and I'm sure annoy the crap out of people) to find out. Why? Cuz I hate rumors, I hate "I think he did"s or "assuming he did"s. Now as I've found out (and later you will too) liner notes don't always tell the truth but until I'm told otherwise with some other kind of other proof, I'll stick to the liner notes.
With that said, despite what you heard here's the truth about a few tracks:
Queen Latifah "Go Head" is produced by Big Tank FOR Timbaland Productions. All instruments are Big Tank. Timbaland and Jimmy D are credited as mixers.
AZ "AZ's Back" is produced by Tank (no "Big" just Tank) but no production company is listed (interesting) Bill Pettaway is credited as writer and guitar.
Jentina "Bad Ass Strippa" is produced by David Dorrell & Matt Rowe. Jimmy D is credited as mixer. Sample used "For The Love Of Money" by The O'Jays. What's interesting is I have a radio rip of this track where the DJ says "produced by Timbaland."
A'ksent f/ Beenie Man "Zingy" is produced by The Jugganauts. Come on now this track is HUGE bite of Ludacris' "The Potion"
Epik f/ The Game "Epik" is produced by 456 productions and yes they sampled Timbaland's voice. I gotta admit the production is smooth, that snake charmer like flute is sick.
So there you have and yes there are many more to come. Got any to add? E-mail me!
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
She brought it to us first before fansites were the norm. She's the O.G. in the Timbo game and on top of all that she's mad cool. Check out The Chronicles very first interview with none other than:
J Boogie Interviews Timbalandchick
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Here it is track produced by Timbaland, video by Dave Meyers:
For you stans this is actually an alternate version to the original so add it to your lists. Listen carefully at the end as well, yes that is the one and only Rajé Shwari.
Monday, October 23, 2006
Though it's been known for awhile now, MTV confirmed in an article that Timbaland will on Nicole's (from the Pussycat Dolls) new album and that she will be singing on his new album.
It's been said the track is called "Physical" and was actually made for the Pussycat Dolls 1st album but it never made the final cut. Instead on letting it go to waste, Nicole picked it up for her solo album (a very smart move). So stayed tune for what hopes to be a solid album from her.
So if you had a chance to go to Sebastian's myspace and take a listen than you heard 3 new Timbo tracks. So did anything sound oddly familiar? Take a listen to Tawanna's "Tonite" and Shelby Norman's "U Hated Me" again. Can you hear it?
Hear that strange "bink bink bink" at the beginning of both tracks? Well that sound has been on a number of Timbaland tracks throughout the years. Ironically, or maybe not so, the tracks it appears on are either unreleased or a snippet. More than likely though, this sound appears on unmastered Timbo tracks. For example the sound appears on:
Attitude "All By Myself" (snippet)
The Kevin Garnett Commercial track
Pooda Brown's "Test My Boyz" (snippet) though the vinyl does exist and I have a feeling this sound has been omitted
and the 2 before mentioned tracks.
So what exactly is the sound? Well I think it's a sort of electronic metronome. What makes me say that? Take a look at this video:
Hear it at the end?
So what do you think? Is it a metronome? A music cue? Ahh the mystery....
Friday, October 20, 2006
New week, new sample and this week Czar brings us a rare gem. We've all heard Aaliyah's hit "More Than A Woman". Dope track, plenty of cool sounds, video was on point, and as always Aaliyah's voice + Timbo beat = hot sh*t
BUT did you know Timbaland sampled for the track? Well he did and he sampled from this track. The artist is Mayada El-Hannawy and the track is called "Aloly Ensy."
I'm tellin' you Czar knows his samples, the dude's got a great ear for music. Thanks Czar!
Thursday, October 19, 2006
I'm a little late on the news but it seems as though Redman's first single off his new album will be produced by none other than Timbaland. Check the article for more info.
Now as much as I want to believe this article I have to question it cuz as we all know based on Joe Budden's interview from last summer, Budden was supposed to release his second album "The Growth" with the Timbaland produced track "What You Doing Tonight" as the lead single. Still waitin' for that gem to drop.
Well I haven't bought the album yet but I finally got some clarification as to who produced what. "Wanna Move" F/ Ciara, Big Boi, and Scar is produced by Danja and Big Boi which makes sense as you can here that dirty south electric snare and Danja's synths.
"Diddy Rock" is produced by Danja only. I have to admit as many times as I've listened to this track I'm still not feelin' it all the way. Kudos for the new 80s-esque sound, Diddy definitely needed that but none the less as a music fiend who loves the 80s, I'm just not into it.
Lastly, "After Love" F/ Keri Hilson is produced by Timbaland and Danja. This is my favorite track of the 3 and no that's not because of Timbo on the boards but because Keri just KILLS it. It could have been a Keri Hilson F/ Diddy track in my opinion.
So there you have it. Danja, a somewhat new cat, comin' strong on so many albums right now and Keri who is singing and writing bangers all over the place. Look for her on Lloyd Banks second single "Help" and look for Danja on a lot of new albums coming soon.
It's no longer John Doe, it's D.O.E (Dominate Over Everyone) Dude is doing big things and gettin' ready to drop his solo album soon. Not only is D.O.E nice on the mic but he's a hella cool and humble dude. I'd love to one day interview the guy and get some news on what he's been up to and the new album. Check out his new track "Peace" produced by Timbaland.
I'm a HUGE fan of Timbo's choral samples, and that opera voice he uses is killin' me! Lovin' this song, my favorite Tim/D.O.E track to date. There are also 2 other known unreleased Timbo/D.O.E tracks "Boonkie" and "Pot To Piss In." Now whether or not we'll ever here those tracks is another story.
My favorite D.O.E track is not a Timbo produced one surprisingly, I'm not sure who's on the boards but the track is FIRE! Turn up the bass and listen to "Me & My Nine".
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Check out 3 new Timbaland tracks on his brother Sebastian's myspace:
Tijuana "Tonite" f/ Petey Pablo
Shelby Norman "U Hated Me" (Alternate Version)
I have no idea who Tawanna is but she sounds good over a Timbo beat. "Rain" is a sick track. Always good to hear new stuff from Tim. Big ups to Sebastian who has always posted exclusive Timbo joints since day one.
Speaking of Timbaland productions, have you all had a chance to check out the Timbaland production lists? (links on the right) There are lots of goodies on the lists. I've recently just added:
Jay-Z "Get Off Minez" (Alternate Version)
Pussycat Dolls "Wait A Minute" (Alternate Mix Version)
Justin Timberlake "My Love" (Video Version) -yes there is more than a difference than just the interlude at the beginning
Take a look and let me know if you see any discrepancies or additions.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
This is without a doubt my favorite post to date. If there is anyone I could interview at the moment, it would be Brian Kidd. Why you ask? Because A. the dude is an INCREDIBLE producer and B. He has baffled us Timbo fans for a long time now. He's produced tracks and used samples that would surprise even the biggest of Timbo fans.
For example, let's look at the track "Get To Poppin'" or "Get Down" as it's been referred to. There are 5 yes 5 versions of this track. If I told you that Timbaland produced 4 of them you'd probably believe me but if I said he produced all 5 you definitely would not as the 5th one is where the mystery lies. Let's take a listen:
"Get To Poppin'" Version 1: Rich Boy
"Get To Poppin'" Version 1: Rich Boy Version 2: Attitude F/ Rich Boy
"Get To Poppin'" Version 1: Rich Boy Version 3: Pitbull F/ Rich Boy Remix
"Get To Poppin'" Version 1: Rich Boy Version 4: Pitbull F/ Rich Boy (off of Pitbull's album "Money Is Still A Major Issue" hear the difference?)
"Get To Poppin'" Version 1: Rich Boy Version 5: Chino XL F/ Rich Boy (aka "Latinos Stand Up")
So who produced this track? Is it Brian Kidd? But what about that last track where it says "...with this remix that Timbaland made..."? So it's Timbaland.....right? Confused yet? So was I until I asked Brian Kidd himself and he confirmed that indeed he did produce all the versions of "Get To Poppin". The last track? Could be a freestyle, who knows but Timbaland did not produce this track.
Now the Brian Kidd connection does not end here. OH NO there is much more to his music then this one track so stay tuned for much more. Brian man if you're reading this THANKS for hittin' me up! Glad to finally get the truth.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Check out the interview Blender Magazine did on Timmy:
Timbo The King
I have to say people were asking Tim some dumb ass questions. "Did you ever ask Missy out in high school"? Say what? Mine would be "So on the 3rd alternate version of "We At It Again" what made you decide to say "the" instead of "a" at minute 3:41?"
That's cuz I'm a STAN!
Jimmy Douglass is a legend not only as an engineer, not only as a producer, not only as a musician, but as a genius who has contributed so much to the music world. Check out this interview:
This interview is amazing! Jimmy talks about his entire career not only his work with Timbaland but Hall & Oates, Aretha Franklin, Donnie Hathaway, etc. I have so much respect for Jimmy and am so grateful to be blessed with all the amazing music he has created. Big ups to Big A for the links!
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Peep the: ARTICLE
I don't know how I feel about this really. I just hope it happens versus what we hear ("Timbaland did 20 tracks") versus what really happens ("None of Timbaland's tracks made the album"). Sounds interesting enough though. Guess we'll have to wait and see what happens....
Props to Big A for the news!
Czar has blessed The Chronicles with it's first contribution. He gives us our first sample to discuss:
The original track is "Joga" off of Bjork's '97 album Homogenic. This track has been sampled twice by Timbaland. Once on "Hit 'Em Wit Da Hee" (Remix) off of Missy Eliott's '97 album Supa Dupa Fly album and again on "What The Dealio" by Total off of the '98 (guess Tim liked the sample) Why Do Fools Fall In Love Soundtrack. Take a listen to the tracks carefully to pick up the sample.
Now if ya'll don't know Czar then get to know him. Not only is he one of the most down to earth dudes out there but the guy is KING of the Timbaland samples. If any of you have been lucky enough to get a hold of one of his "Czar Sample Mixes" (he's workin' on Vol. 8) then you know what I'm talking about. Hit him up on his myspace with questions or comments.
Speaking of Bjork, it was first reported that Timbaland would be producing for her new album. The collabo was confirmed by Mahattan Center Studios with Bjork on vocals, Tim producing, and Jimmy Douglass as engineer. It was later rumored that Timbaland didn't do just 1 or even 2 but 6-7 tracks off her new album. Now rumors have been floating around the Bjork will be signing to the Music Mosley Group. For me this is the most exciting Timbo news I've heard in a long time. Timbo AND Bjork on one track and on one label? That's too good to be true!
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
The official Timbaland myspace was deleted earlier today for reasons unknown. Over 9000 friends contributed to the success of the space. Why would an official space be deleted when Timbaland and the musicians, friends, and family who contributed to the page be deleted? No one knows....
So please re-join and hit the space up again. Timbaland does read the comments left by everyone and appreciates the support from fans all over the world. Jessica, Mishan, and Keith have all worked really hard on the space so please continue your support.
Go now and rejoin or join for the first time: Timbaland's Official Myspace
I kept hearing stories about the different people who might have produced this track. One such person I heard about was a guy named King so I decided to ask King himself to get some clarification about who really produced the track.
"Icebox" is produced by The Royal Court which consists of King and Sir John who are part of Timbaland's camp. They work with Tim and his influence can definitely be heard yet The Royal Court are the production team behind this new hot track. Not familiar with The Royal Court? Well you better start learning cuz rest assured we can all expect BIG THINGS from this duo. "Icebox" is pure HEAT! Big ups to King for taking time out from his busy schedule to set the story straight.
Go check out his myspace and give him the props he deserves!
A new better quality version has recently popped up on the net. This version is actually an alternate to the original as the beginning is shorter, there are added sounds, and there is a slightly different ending then the original (perhaps unmastered?) version.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Not the best quality but here they are none the less.
Diddy f/ Keri Hilson "After Love"
Diddy F/ Twista & Shawnna "Diddy Rock" "....burgers and fries..." ummm
Props to my man Introduction for the hook ups!
*Just added: This track may also be Timbo or maybe just Danja, again hard to tell. We'll have to wait and see when the CD comes out. Props to Bigmac!
Diddy F/ Ciara, Big Boi & Scar "Wanna Move"
So we've heard Tim's track for Lloyd Banks "My House" that didn't make the album but what about the title track from "Rotten Apple" that was supposed to be Tim and Havoc. According to this MTV article. Banks said so himself. However, the liner notes say Havoc only, so what happened?
Then there's JoJo and a track called "Show I Can" that's been a rumored track for awhile and according to many published reports Timmy was to be on her album, yet he's not there.
Sample clearance prevented Tim on Ludacris' album at the last minute which was a let down cuz Timbo + Luda = FIRE
Originally it was reported Tim had a track on Snoop's album called "LA Zoo" but now with lots of different track listings being listed it seems "LA Zoo" has disappeared yet a different Tim track "I Need A Light" will appear.
All I know is Tim is THE man this year, ain't no one even commin' close!
Monday, October 9, 2006
Check out the new Danjahandz article. I've always wanted to know which tracks Danja has done solo versus the ones he did with Tim. There has been a lot of speculation and debate among Tim fans over which tracks Danja was a part of. In the end, though, it all boils down to great music.
Take for instance Jeanie Ortega's "So Done" remix. Is that Danja only or Tim and Danja? Too hard to tell in my opinion.
Saturday, October 7, 2006
Check out the new track from Omarion called "Ice Box" . Allegedly this is track is produced by Timbaland. According to Timbalandchick and other sources, however, this track is actually produced by one of Tim's producers named King.
It sure does sound like Tim on the "I'm so cold I'm so cold" part but who knows. Put this in the could be Timbo tracks and we'll just have to wait and see if it makes the album. Hopefully it won't turn out to be another Sisqo "Really Real".
Check out Omarion's myspace page
I figured ok I've heard the rumors, I've heard what could be on the soundtrack so I thought why don't you just watch it? If anything to catch the credits for the music. Here's the soundtrack as it appears in the credits:
30 Years To Life Soundtrack
Special - Sebastian f/ Bubba Sparxxx
Marred -Kelly Price
She Ain't So Bad -Playa (Same as Playa's "Lust")
Happy Birthday -Playa
Simply Irresistable -Ginuwine
Explain It To Me -Tijuana
Baby Girl -Playa
You Owe Me -Nas F/ Ginuwine
Feel The Girl - Ms Jade
Hey Papi -Jay Z
Why this was never released is beyond me. Tim paid for the movie, was the executive producer, but still no soundtrack. There is no mention of Aaliyah's "Time" in the credits though maybe it was unreleased off the unreleased soundtrack. This is one of the rarest "known" collection of Timbaland productions.
Sunday, October 1, 2006
Welcome to the Thomas Crown Chronicles!
This is the place for the stans, for the conspiracy theorists, for the questionators, and for all those who got love for the genius known as Timbaland. This isn't your average site rather it's a site dedicated to Timbaland producitons past, present, and future and getting the truth about what Timmy has and has not produced.
The Chronicles are only as good as it's writers and that's where all of you come in. If you have some interesting tid bits of info, know any interesting facts on a Timbo production, or simply want to have your say please feel free to comment or send me a write up and I'll make sure it gets posted.
So welcome once again. Get comfortable, get out a pad and paper, and let's talk some Timmy!