Friday, April 13, 2007

More Timbo collabs


****After starring alongside Hilary Swank in "Freedom Writers", Mario's loaded his next LP, Go! — now due July 17 — with an equally star-studded lineup of producers and songwriters, including Timbaland, the Neptunes and Akon.

If you ask Mario, though, just like working with Oscar-winning Swank, communication is the key when putting together a project with so many people involved. Other producers penciled in to work on Go! are Mr. Collipark, Sean Garrett, Dre & Vidal, Warren Campbell and Jim Jonsin.

Up next for Mario is the video for his lead single, "Breathe," which he said he'll shoot in two weeks with the song being released to radio by the end of the month. After "Breathe," the Polow da Don-produced "Crying Out" is slated as the follow-up.****



**** has learned eclectic Sri Lankan artist M.I.A. will release her sophomore album on Aug. 21, not on June 26 as had been reported elsewhere earlier this week. The Interscope set "Kala" will include the track "Bird Flu," which has been making the rounds online in recent months.

The set also features contributions from Timbaland, Diplo, Baltimore act Blagstar and house DJ/producer Dave Taylor (also known as Switch). Recording sessions took M.I.A. from India to Trinidad, New York, London and Baltimore over the past year.

"Kala" is the follow-up to 2005's "Arular," which has sold 129,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It reached No. 3 on Billboard's Top Electronic Albums chart and No. 14 on the Heatseekers tally.****


Timbo is takin' over!

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