Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Danja update

Nick here. So here's something for the liner notes readers: What is Danja's legal name? He's been credited as Nate Hall, Nathanial Hills, Nathaniel Hill, Floyd Hall, Nate Philip Hills, etc. What the hell is his real name?

Anyways, congrats to Danja for bringing home two Grammys for his work with Justin Timberlake. As far as news goes, here's an interesting something I picked up in a recent MTV article:

"Meanwhile, VA Beach's Nate "Danja" Hill arguably became the breakthrough producer of last year by being Timbaland's co-pilot on Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds and Nelly Furtado's Loose. Not to mention Danja solo-production turns for the aforementioned Snoop, Fantasia, DJ Khaled and fellow VA native Trey Songz."

Snoop? What did Danja solo-produce for Snoop? Maybe it's just a misunderstanding...

I'm trying to collect a list of Danja's unreleased work that we've yet to hear. Three of his tracks didn't make Katharine McPhee's latest, he might've worked on "Kingdom Come", etc. Comment if you've got anything else to add!

Timbaland shows why he's King!

From the Justin Timberlake's tour:

Part I


Part II



All I can say his WOW! That's live folks, ain't no half steppin'! Props to Hypnotik for the links!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Timbo is "Man of the Week"

Tim has been voted "Man of the Week" on Askmen.com Tim gets the breakdown: his personailty rank, woman magnetism, coolness factor, personal style, etc. etc. Go cast your vote and check out the Article.

Dude started out in the high 70s as an overral rating but now he's down to a 63 so go vote haha and get his rank up. He got pics up there too and some cool overrall info. Check the trivia quesition, it's a hard one!

Rhianna & Timbo

Seems like everyone is trying to get a piece of Timmy. Check the MTV article:

****At 19 (as of last week), Rihanna knows she still has a lot to learn. And that's exactly why she loves working with her "Unfaithful" collaborator Ne-Yo.

"He is such a genius," the Barbados-born beauty said recently. "I've never had vocal training, so when I'm in the studio, he'll tell me how to breathe and stuff. And I'm like, 'What?' Like he'll call out these big fancy words: 'OK, I want you to do staccato.' And I'm like, 'OK, I don't know what that is.' "

After working together on A Girl Like Me, Rihanna spent the week of the Grammys writing songs for the follow-up with Ne-Yo. "I read through the lyrics, and I'm like, 'What are you thinking? What is going through your head?' " Rihanna recalled. "I just have to stop sometimes and be like, 'Ne-Yo, OK, tell me why you wrote this song.' Because I don't understand how he comes up with certain concepts and he just blows me away sometimes. He's just insane."

Rihanna has also worked with Stargate (Beyoncé) and Evan and Carl (Kelly Clarkson), who first discovered her, as well as hitmaker Sean Garrett. "He is crazy with the melodies," Rihanna said. "I can't keep up sometimes. He will fit five words into one second and you're supposed to get it all pronounced. And I'm like, 'OK Sean, we can't do that.' He's crazy."

Rihanna also has studio time booked with Timbaland and Will.I.Am and is hoping to reel in Polow Da Don (Pussycat Dolls) and Andre 3000. "His style is so amazing to me," she said of the latter. So far, the new music is going in a different direction for Rihanna. "Not on purpose," she said, "but I just want to hear something fresh."

Fresh and mostly uptempo. "I think that's where I want to go on this one," she said. "You feel different every album, and [at] this stage I feel like I want to do a lot of uptempo [songs]." I want to keep people dancing but still be soulful at the same time." Rihanna is recording most of the album in Los Angeles, where she is also taking acting classes. "Movies is definitely something that I'd love to do," she said. "I love movies like 'The Matrix' and 'Underworld.' I'm a crazy person."*****

I'm not the biggest fan of Rhinna I'll admit, but I'd still be into hearing her vocals over a nice stuttering slow jam from Tim.

Tim on the cover of Billboard Magazine



Check your newstands March 3rd for the article and you know The Chronicles will be bringing it to you as soon as we can. Props to Timbalandchick for the info!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Storch Fires Back

So Scott Storch decided to come back and Timbo. I guess he went in the lab and came up with a "gangsta" beat and had some unknown dude jump on it. Track is called Built Like Dat F/ Nox.

I can't really comment on the track cuz what can you say about it really? "You're not gangsta" as part of the chorus? A pack of frank neck jokes? "We know you didn't do 'Icebox'"? That's the best that Storch can come up with? Hopefully the embarassment stops with this track and we can move on from the "beef"

What ya'll think?

Video: "Give It To Me"

Here it is folks the "Give It To Me" video:



Now as hard as it is I'm going to keep my opinions about this video to myself. All I can say is you have 2 of the biggest artists of '06 and '07 (so far) on 1 track along with one of the top producers in the game and this is the video chosen for one bad ass first single?

Anyhow what ya'll think? You feelin' it?

Friday, February 23, 2007

Tim wants to work with Ginuwine again

Check out this new article from Billboard:

****Producer Timbaland told Billboard in a 2001 interview that he'd never make a solo album as an artist. But that's exactly what will arrive March 27 in the form of "Shock Value," which, as previously reported, features such high-profile collaborators as Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Elton John and Fall Out Boy.

"I had some of this album in mind before I hit with Justin and Nelly," he tells Billboard. "But Justin solidified it for me. He said I needed to do something for myself. I've never been this anticipated in my whole life when it comes to my own record. It's like a Jay-Z, Kanye West or Young Jeezy. But I'd really rather people like me as an entertainer versus an artist. I just like to entertain." Timbaland describes "Shock Value" as "taking you through different emotions. It flows like a movie with different parts: horror, comedy and drama. My mission is to blow up boundaries, taking my music outside the box. It will shock the system."

Before roaring back to the top of the charts in 2006, Timbaland admits he was embittered by a period of time when the industry was indifferent to his ever-evolving sound. "I knew I wanted to do something different musically," he says. I got criticized for that. Labels wouldn't give me a shot. They were saying, 'He's lost it; he's over.' That's why I'm talking so cocky now. I got tired of people smiling in my face and then talking behind my back."

Next up on Timbaland's production docket are "Eve, M.I.A., Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Missy Elliott and Madonna," he says. "Missy and I still talk. She's like a sister to me and I'm with her till death do us part. I haven't gone into the studio yet with Madonna. I need to call someone now to talk about that further."

Asked who he'd like to work with that would surprise people, Timbaland replies, "the Rolling Stones because they make classic records, and I need one of those classic, Titanic records. I also want to work with Sade. And for personal reasons I'd like to work again with Ginuwine."****

Short but sweet. Still hoping for that Missy/Timbo duo again! Props to Big A for the link.

Source

Czar's Sample of the Week

What's up Tim stans? It's Friday again, and that means it's time for Czar's Sample of the Week. Now I've been thinking all week on what to choose for this week's sample, and I remembered that it had been a while since I showcased an Aaliyah sample.

For me, there are only a few songs by Tim that once I find the sample, I say to myself "Damn, Tim did his thing when he sampled this track." I said that when I heard the Monkees' track "Valleri," which was the sample for last week. I just loved the way he sampled that track for G's "What's so Different." Now, I went crazy when I heard the way Tim sampled Minnie Riperton's "Inside My Love" for Aaliyah's "Heatbroken." A lot of artists in hip-hop and r&b have sampled "Inside My Love" (Nas, Freeway, Busta) but I honestly believe that few have flipped the track like Tim flipped it. For those who can't hear the sample, go to about 3:08. If you still don't hear, then just imagine that high pitched voice and the keyboard in slow motion. That's what Tim did to the track. He slowed down the track and pitched it to create this amazing song off a classic album in "One in a Million." This is honestly one of my favorite Tim samples!

I hope everyone has enjoyed this sample as much as I did when I heard it. Check back next week for another installment of Czar's Sample of the Week.

Peace,
Czar

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

MTV My Block: VA

In case you haven't had a chance to check it out, here's the show:





You know in all the years since, I can't really rememeber a time Tim expressed how he felt after Aaliyah passed. I can only imagine how hard that would be to lose your muse. Tim and Aaliyah sure did make beautiful music together.

I really hope Missy and Tim can get back in the studio and cook up some crazy 3000 ish. They both need each other as much as we need them for music. 2008 let's hope for a new Missy album.

Great show for real! Props to Alex, Greg, and Timbochick for all the links.

Monday, February 19, 2007

J Boogie interviews Candice Nelson

I was lucky enough to get the pleasure and honor to interview none other than Candice Nelson! Not only is this woman a songwriting genius and inspiration to so many around the world (including myself) but she is an incredibly humble and down to earth person as well. She talked to me about her past, present, and future from singing backup for Immature, to her work with Timbaland, to all things The Clutch check out the interview:

The Candice Nelson Interview

and if you haven't added her fan space please go show your support and do so! Let me know what ya'll think of the interview!

All Access with Timbo

Check out this interview with Melissa from All Access and Timbo:

Part 1
All Access With Melissa Featuring Timbaland

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

More Justin/Tim concert clips

Check them out:

Saw 2 Beat

"Chop Me Up"

Tim makin' a beat

Tim's Set

Has anyone gone to the concert? Tell us about it!

Timmy speaks on Storch

Check it out, this is serious folks:

Timbo disses Scott Storch

DAMN! That's major right there! I'm tellin' you Monday at noon on MTV 2 mark your calendars, it's gonna be hot! Props again to Claire for the link.

Friday, February 16, 2007

New Redman Mixtape

Supposedly the first single off his new album. Check out the Timbaland produced track "Put It Down."

Look out for Redman's new album Red Gone Wild on March 27th. (Uh oh some competition)



Czar's Sample of the Week

Happy Friday! Another Friday brings us to another installment of Czar's Samples of the Week. Now I started off the year by saying that I would showcase more Ginuwine samples, and I'm keeping my word with this week's sample.

Every Tim stan knows Ginuwine's "What'so Different" from his sophomore album, 100% Ginuwine. The beat switch, the Godzilla roar, the whole track is just amazing. Well, what some don't know is that the main beat samples The Monkee's "Valleri" off their 1968 album, "The Birds, the Bees, and the Monkees." Tim just took the beginning of the track, and created a masterpiece. I love what Tim did to this sample! What do y'all think?

Sadly, that's it for this week's Czar's Sample of the Week. I'll be out next Friday, but I'm going ot make sure that the Friday tradition of Czar's Samples of the Week will continue.

Peace,
Czar

Thursday, February 15, 2007

MTV My Block: VA

Debuts Noon on Monday 2.19 on MTV2.

Watch the trailer here

Don't sleep on Virginia! Timbo, Missy, The Neptunes, The Clipse, Nicole Wray, Mad Skillz and many others came from the big VA. You know if I can get my hands on it, I'll have it up on Monday.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Timbo on Z100

Here's another radio interview with Tim on Z100.

His favorite track is the one with the Hives? Hmmm I guess we have to wait till the CDQ comes out cuz I couldn't really hear all the goodies in the beat from the other radio interview.

Rascal Flatts and Timbo? I don't know about that one but Alison Krauss and Timbo? Wow now that would be amazing! She has such a dope voice and pair that with a Timbo beat and you got yourself a hit.

So LL in a round about way is responsible for Tim's cockiness? Haha I don't think so, I'd say being the best producer is the world is the reason. Timbo the king!

BIG thanks to Claire for the link!

New Jay Z & Timbo?

Could this be off Shock Value?



What do ya'll think?

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Black Russians

You'll have to forgive me as I don't have a lot of information about this group. They did release an album titiled The Rush Part One (no there never was a Part Two) Consisting of various members, Timbaland and Hannon produced a few tracks off there album. Here's the tracklisting:



1. The Rush Into (Produced by Hannon Lane)
2. We Gon’ Get It (Produced by Hannon Lane and Timbaland)
3. Back Up Out My Way (Produced by DJ Kool and Screwface)
4. Hey Yo (Produced by Terrell)
5. Bounce (Produced by Tremain Saunders and Timbaland)
6. So Sexy So Fine (Produced by Hannon Lane)
7. How Many Girls (Produced by Troy Mitchell and Termain Saunders)
8. Love To Ball (Produced by Troy Mitchell)
9. You’re The One (Produced by Terrell)
10. Hayes Wylde (The Showdown) (Produced by Termain Saunders and Hayes Wylde)
11. Take Your Time (Produced by Antonio Gilmore and Jam)
12. Forget About Us (Produced by Hannon Lane)
13. Why You Talkin (Produced by Hannon Lane)
14. P. Town/ Ink Town Thugs (Produced b Trey Mitchell)
15. Shake It (Remix) (Produced by Termain Saunders)
16. What U Feel (Produced by Kamaflaj)
17. I Dream (Produced by Terrell)
18. Back Up Out My Way (Video Mix) f/ Magoo (Produced by DJ Kool and Screwface)
19. The Rush Outro (Produced by Kamoflaj)

Not on the album: Back Up My Out My Way Alternate Version F/ Magoo & Sin (Produced by DJ Kool and Screwface)

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Congratulations Grammy Winners!

We here at The Chronicles salute all the 2007 Grammy winners. Special recognition goes to:

Best Dance Recording: "Sexy Back" Justin Timberlake F/ Timbaland
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: "My Love" Justin Timberlake F/ T.I.

Congratulations! I have a feeling in 2007 we'll be seeing a lot more of Timbo in the Grammy mix.

Video: Justin Timberlake "What Comes Around Goes Around" Video

Here is the full video though there is also a 34 minute version too. WOW!



How do ya'll like the video?

Saturday, February 10, 2007

New Bobby Valentino

Check out the new track "Anonymous" by Bobby Valentino. Confirmed to be a Timbaland production with writing done by none other than The Clutch! (yes I know I know it says "Timberland" haha) Not sure if it's going to be his first single off his new album or just a teaser track. I will let you know when I find out.

1 part Justin Timberlake's "My Love" mixed with 1 Part Omarion's "Icebox" What ya'll think of the track?

Friday, February 9, 2007

Shock Value News

From MTV:

Even with multiple Grammy nods, a spate of chart-topping hits and recognition as one of today's most innovative producers, Timbaland doesn't just sit back all day and wait for artists to call him.

The multiplatinum beatsmith and composer said he still finds himself picking up the phone to seek out rappers, singers and bands to work with. Thing is, those same artists are pretty much doing the same thing he's doing — they usually just aren't as fast.

"I reached out to Madonna, and she was already trying to find me," Timbaland explained on Wednesday while in town for Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds tour. "I'm like, 'She was? Hmm.' It's funny. People will reach out to me, and I guess I beat them to the punch sometimes. It's crazy to see how many people want to work with me. I'm still in shock."

The result of all those phone calls is the driving force behind the producer's next album, Timbaland Presents Shock Value, due March 27. The project features a diverse list of guest artists throughout, ranging from Jay-Z and Lil Wayne to Fall Out Boy and the Hives. ("The one with the Hives is ill," Tim boasted. "That's my record there.")

Another surprising collaboration Timbaland managed to nail down is with Sir Elton John. Even more surprising, the producer got the legendary John to solely play the piano on the track rather than sing. "He played for at least seven hours," Timbaland explained of working with John. "He was dope. You're talking about a guy ... he's done songs with Aretha Franklin. You're talking about a dude I can't keep up with. That's all I can say.

"The song I got with him, really it's just him playing," he continued. "I don't have him singing. I might have him say one little line, that's it. It's more about his art and what he does. That's what people loved him for. When 'Bennie and the Jets' came out, there really weren't any lyrics. It was more about the music. He's a musical genius."

Other standout tracks on Shock Value, according to Timbaland, include a reunion with his rhyme partner Magoo and the album intro, featuring a Nina Simone sample. "I ain't gonna put too much out on it, it might scare the people," he said of the opener.

While Tim noted the scope of the artists he's worked with and his interest in multiple genres of music, he also admitted that a lot of times he really has no clue who some artists are when they approach him.

"When I go to a lot of award shows in Europe, [it seems like] everybody wants to work with me," Timbaland said, laughing. "And I'll be like, 'Huh? What?' "A European musician Tim is familiar with is, however, is the Finnish producer who accused him of stealing a beat. (Timbaland called the accusation "foolish."

"It makes me laugh," he said. "The part I don't understand, the dude is trying to act like I went to his house and took it from his computer. I don't know him from a can of paint. I'm 15 years deep. That's how you attack a king? You attack moi? Come on, man. You got to come correct. You the laughing stock. People are like, 'You can't be serious.' "

Big thanks to PeopleLikeMyself for the link!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Cali Stylz Interview!

Well I told ya'll about our new member Nick and the dude is NOT playin'. He is the official Danja expert in my book and dude knows his music for sure. Well straight out the gate on his first post Nick is bringing the HEAT!! He got a chance to interview Cali Stylz of Crown Life Entertainment! Don't know who Cali Stylz is? Well take a minute to read Nick's interview:

Cali Stylz Interview

And there you have it just a little more knowledge for ya' on the one they call Cali Stlyz. Do NOT sleep on Nick, he plans to bust us off weekly with Danja Handz news. Nick welcome to the team!!

What ya'll think of the interview?

Timbaland leaks a new track

o here's yet another Timbaland radio interview from Elliott in the Morning but this time Tim has a few surprises for us. Check them out:

Part I

Part II

So I wonder if the Missy biopic will ever happen. It would be interesting to have all the Super Friends Crew back together for the movie.

So finally we hear Timbaland's side of the "Do It" controversy. Tim says the sample is from a video game (or so he thought) and did not steal anyone's beat. He admits to sampling but not to stealing. The dude probably has thousands upon thousands of sounds, added to that he's busy as hell so he doesn't have time to know which sound is what but he admits he did sample. Hoepfully we can all move on from this and let the lawyers work it out now.

What you all think about Tim & Trent Reznor, Tim & Metallica, Tim & Pearl Jam, and Tim & Sade? Sounds real cool to me. I think Reznor and Tim would be pure insanity!

And finally here is another single from Shock Value. The track features The Hives and is called "Throw It On Me" What do ya'll think? Hot track?

HUGE props to Bigmac for the interview links and n0t0 for the new track!

Timbaland & Coldplay

Sure we've been hearing for a long time about Tim's and Coldplay's mutual respect for one another as well their hope to one day work together but has that day finally come?

Check out the exclusive article from Entertainment Weekly about the current progress between these two.

So will it happen? Will we finally get to hear what we've been waiting for? Timbaland mentioned in that radio interview that he wanted to mix X Y and now this news. Sounds pretty promising to me. Stay tuned it should be really interesting, I know my ears are excited!

Big thanks to Ronde at Entertainment Weekly for the story!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Timbaland On MTV Canda

Timbaland is EVERYWHERE these days! Check him out on MTV Canda:

Part I


Part II




Wait did I hear that right? [On Bjork] "I did most of the songs on her album" DAMN!! Now there you have it straight from the man himself. Bjork and Tim confirmed!

Alright so we got another track name "A Beat Inspires" with Fallout Boy off Shock Value. Dre and Jay Z also confirmed on the album. 3 employees on MMG? Man he needs a few more for real! Great interview and cool to see Tim doin' interviews and getting himself out there.

Dude is BLOWIN' UP! March 27th everyone......t's a good day to be a Timbaland fan.

HUGE THANKS to MTV Canada for sending me this video!

New Polow Article

Check out the new article in this month's Ozone mag. The scans aren't the best but still it's a good read. He mentions Tim in a few places. Check it:

Source

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A lof of people have e-mailed me and asked about the connection between Polow and Tim. I can honestly say I don't know exactly. From what I've heard, Jim Crow was looking to work with Tim and that's how Polow met Tim. I also know that Polow was part of the making of Bubba's Deliverence album. Polow was also featured on the Mudd Katz "Put It On Me" and remixed Bubba's "Back In Da Mudd" (Zone 4 Remix) .

There has also been a lot of speculation about Will Smith's "Partystarter" with people saying it was a Tim beat sold to Ludacris who then sold it to Polow (hence why Luda gets co-writing credits though he doesn't rap on the track) but no one can say for sure. There is also speculation about the Medina "Number Man" track with people saying the beat is a throwaway beat from Tim that Polow picked up.

The Polow/Tim connection is definitely something I would love to know more about. Everytime I read an article about Polow I wish someone would just ask about their connection or at least ask how they met. Maybe one day I'll get that interview!

Timbaland on HOT 99.5

Check out theinterview!

"Donjo" who the hell is that? Haha! Dang ya'll hear that beatbox? Whoa!

XMEN:

1. Danja
2. King
3. Sir John
4. Brian Kidd ??
5. ???

So we gotta look for Shakira, Enrique, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Celine Dion (LOL!) and Chris Martin on the unreleased tracks from Shock Value.

The craziest thing to me about this interview is that Tim said he loves lyrics. Here I'm thinking sounds, noises, blips and blaps but nope it's words.


DOPE interview huh?! BIG props to TimboFan for the link.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Fabolous & Timbo

Straight from MTV:

***The official first single, though, is "Make Me Better." The track — which features Ne-Yo on the hook and was produced by Timbaland — finds Fab in a very familiar mode, talking to the ladies. The strings will remind hip-hop fans of Raekwon's classic "Rainy Dayz"; as for the lyrics, Fab and Ne-Yo tell ladies they are forces to be reckoned with on their own — but with their ladies upgrading them, they're that much better.

"You want a girl that completes you and makes you better," he explained. "You don't want a girl who brings more arguments and more bills. ... You want a girl who, when you're walking around with your tie crooked, she fixes your tie. .... That's the kind of [woman] I'm looking for. Whether she's a celebrity or non-celebrity don't really matter. You just need somebody you can connect with."It touches so many places," Fab added of the song. "It's a sexy record, plus a swagger record, an anthem record all in one. ... I played it for a couple of dudes a week ago, and they was like, 'I'mma tell my shorty that: "Yo, shorty, you make me better. I'm cool, I'm fly and sh--, but us together, we make a great pair." ' Dudes can take it — it's giving them some game. I felt it could work on all levels."

On the production front, while Timbaland helped man the boards on Fab's debut, Ghetto Fabolous, the rapper and super producer actually didn't get together in the studio this time.

"I never got to actually hook up with Tim," Fab said. "But I was in Miami working for two and a half months. So I would see him out, see him around. I seen him in [Miami hot spot] the Forge a couple of times, and a couple of his records would come on and I'd be like, 'This is what I need.' He'd be laughing and say, 'All right.' He definitely knows I respect his work. [When I went to record 'Make Me Better'] Ne-Yo came in and attacked them strings. He already had a vision. When I came in, all I had to do was put the spice on the sh-- and it was ready. It was smash already to me." ****

So finally another Fab and Tim callabo. Big props to Bossplayya for the link!

One Republic looks to sign with MMG

I just recieved a new bulletin from Ryan of One Republic and he has some exciting news to announce:

***Heyyyyyyyy all our wonderful friends out there in myspace... we've got some news!!!!

There's part of me that doesn't want to send this bulletin (to avoid the jinx- everyone knock on wood real quick)...BUT. To those who have been so patient with us you deserve information.

We are currently negotiating a deal with Interscope records through Timbaland's division of Interscope (YES, 'the" Timbaland that did Nelly Furtado, Justin, Missy, Bjork, Duran Duran)...I've known him for years (and used to be signed to a production deal with him), and as life sometimes is, everything comes full circle.....expantion:

As many of you might know we were signed to Columbia records in 05 and our album was supposed to be released this past summer.... didn't happen. Crap happened. People got fired. Labels merged and politics abounded.....if u know anything about this insane industry you will understand what we mean. Anyway, due to some savvy strings being pulled we got out of our deal and have been "unsigned" since May of 06.

Summer of 06, Timbaland comes a'callin, showing interest in signing us to his new label on Interscope (happens to be the best and our favorite label), meanwhile he's blowing up bigger than Jupiter....I, personally, as well as the band, respects and loves his music and production and savvy, so we of course say "yes". So.....we are to be Timbaland's 1st rock band released on Interscope in 07. Again, this goes against all the rules of jinxing something good.....but you need to know that at 'this' moment in time...'this' is what's happening. They are buying the album from Columbia (or most of it), we will be adding some new songs, and then releasing our album on Interscope.

ALSO- Timbaland has remixed "apologize" and put a remixed version on his own solo album called "Shock Value" which comes out Late March- EVERYONE GO BUT IT PLEASE!!! thanks. We might do an eminem- dido thing here where one album helps launch another. Needless to say- none of this has come about in the way any of us thought but we are grateful for the new label opportunity, grateful for Timbaland's interest and help, and grateful for a shot at getting our music to the masses. ......and more than anything- grateful to YOU guys for sticking with us. thanks .

Ryan *****

Definitely some exciting news! Ryan speaks of working for Timbaland productions and I asked him awhile ago about that. Turns out he produced "Apologize" under Timbaland productions. He also talked about the work he did on Bubba's Deliverence album. So they definitely have been friends for quite some time.

Looking forward to hearing more from this callabo. Tim is gonna OWN 2007!

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Timbaland and Bjork confirmed!

I'm real late on this news. I read about it but forgot to post it so I apologize for the delay. We all know Tim has worked with Bjork but we don't know how many tracks he's done with her. It originally started out as 7 then it became 1 and finally there was rumors of at least 3. As it turns out Tim has done 2 beats for Bjork which she is re-working.

According to the admin of her website:

****Being the one and only I got sent new songs from Björk. These songs are to be on the new album she has been working on for the past months. She has been all around the world to record, working with numerous people from truly different background. I have been left with many thoughts after listening to these tracks, the first impression is that I want to hear more, as I did not get everything shortlisted for the record. It made me excited.

The only thing I have heard prior of the making of this new record was a collaboration with Timbaland was being penned in. They met for a couple of sessions and laid down some beats for two tracks, "then I took these tracks and worked on them further", says Björk. This is true, as I hear that she has taken them to a another level.

We speak about the many collaborators on this record and the list is very interesting as Antony Hegerty duets on two tracks. Drummer Chris Corsano jumps into at least the 2 songs. New sounds and instrumentation are provided by Toumani Diabate who plays the Kora and Konono nr.1 with electric thumb pianos. More percussive delights come from Brian Chippendale from Lightning Bolt Great artists being drafted into the fold!

This list is very impressive and intriguing and from this first batch of song create a very unique sound and emotion. Nothing sounds really familiar about this experience, apart from the name of Mark Bell, him I know. And Sjón, turns to form to deliver one lyric, his 5th lyric since they started work together. This record is a Björk production par excellence. No stone left unturned to seek out the perfect pitch.

And more work is being done in the next few weeks on the new record. It has not got a name. The record is scheduled for late spring release. Some of us have wished to see Björk live in concert.

Well. Björk will be going on the road and giving us long wanted concert recitals. Yes gigging again. I get to see who is the band, I'll be damned, I forgot. It is being finalised right now! From what I remember: We are in for a treat. I am promised to be there. Bien sur. Of-course. More soon.****

So there you have it! Now let's just hope those rumors are true that Bjork may end up on The Music Mosley Group!

Friday, February 2, 2007

The Making of Justified

Speaking of Justin Timberlake, we got a chance to look at his latest offering (look below) but now let's go back and take a look at his very first project. Here are a 3 parts to the MTV Launch of Justin Timberlake's making of the Justified album. *EDIT This is NOT from the making of Justified DVD but rather the MTV Launch of the making of the album. So sit back and enjoy.

***EDIT Videos have been taken down due to copyright infringement. Yikes sorry!







Thursday, February 1, 2007

New Justin Timberlake Video



Here's the trailer for Justin Timberlake's 3rd single:

"What Goes Around....Comes Around"

Starring Scarlett Johansson. Watch out for Feb. 9th!

Seeing Double of Kiley Dean

Kiley Dean is beloved by some many people that she's sort of become this cult icon. I've met some HARD CORE fans that don't want to hear nothin' about their dear Kiley. Timbo had the pleasure of working with this talented singer and she even made a video for "Make Me A Song" but did you know they actually made 2 versions?

Check them out:





Which one are you feelin'?

 
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