Wednesday, August 1, 2007

~Interview Week~ (Day 3)

It’s a busy week here on The Chronicles, lots of great music and samples and in the midst of it all you’ve got some great Tim interviews. Continuing one with Interview Week, I bring you 2 Timbo interviews from Tim Westwood’s Radio 1 program. This first one is a rare gem from WAY back in the day. It’s actually a combination of 3 interviews into one. Though it’s a really long interview, it’s well worth the listen. Here are a few highlights:

- 50 Cent in the studio talking about wanting to work with Tim and freestyling on all sorts of Timstrumentals.
- “It’s very rare that I might sample”
- Blu Cantrell stops by and talks about her history with Tim, Devante, and Ginuwine
- “At one point in time I was getting like $400,000 [a beat]”
- ‘My greatest beat is “Can We” by SWV....that and “One In A Million"....when I think about it, it might just be “Pony”’

Timbaland on Tim Westwood #1

Fast forward a couple of years and Timbo stops by Radio 1 again and does another interview that's a lot shorter. He talks about Justin, Nelly, and the future for MMG.

Timbaland on Radio 1

Are all the stans taking notes? Here’s mine:

- The “Cry Me A River” Remix F/ 50 is NOT official
- 50 mentions an “O B” single Tim did with 50 on it that never made the airwaves. Could it be “Bad Bitch” or some other track 50 refers to as the “Hustla’” joint”?
- Tim made 70 beats for Missy’s “This is Not A Test”
- An instrumental of “Is That Yo Chick” plays which as far as I know is an extremely rare Timstrumental to find. (Rod what do you say?)
- Tim briefly says to check out the track D.O.E did with Missy. Hmmm
- Lil’ Kim denies a different Tim beat for her La Bella Mafia album.

Big props to my man 3000 for the link for the 1st interview.


  1. I'm a Hustla with Obie Trice. Maybe.

  2. That first interview is classic. I was surprised that he mentioned "Can We" since its one of his more lesser known (i.e. non-Bassment) songs.


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