Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Video: Timbaland f/ Drake "Say Something"

Here's the video for the 2nd single off Shock Value II

And Timbaland's favorite SVII track is....

"Carry Out"

In Tim's own words:

"That [Carry Out] is my favorite, favorite record. "Me and my best friend J.T. — Justin Timberlake. That [song] reminds me of a 2010 'Drop It Like It's Hot.' All these sounds from all over. We tried to give another slang for women. Instead of 'Your phat butt' or 'Your big breasts,' we say, 'Oh, I need you. Can I be your carry out? Be my carry out. I want you to be my dinner, my leftovers, my everything.' It's a different slang. We're grown men, I wanna be subliminal to females. Like, 'Oooh, carry out? That's kinda sexy.'

A good choice indeed as the track, especially the beat (check that Timstrumental), is HOT! Does the bass pattern sound familiar? It should....

It's the same used for the beat Tim layed down for Busta in the studio way back when. Go back and check the video you'll hear it...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Cop That Disc: Timbaland Shock Value II

After a long wait the highly anticipated Shock Value II is on iTunes right now! Go cop that disc!

What would The Chronicles be without a review of our own?! Coming soon....

Usher "Stay Down" produced by Danja

Usher's new album Raymond Vs. Raymond is supposed to drop March 2 and a HOT new joint off the cut is called "Stay Down" produced by Danja. Check it out:

What's the sample?

Another Mystery Solved

In what has to be a mouth dropping, you got to be kidding me, no ****in' way moment, Timbaland did NOT produce Playa's "Gravy Train." Rather the beat was produced by Keybeats, some extremely talented producers who worked with Aaliyah on her last album.

Now that right there is truly some surprising info! We all knew that the track was supposed to be the 1st single off of Playa's never released 2nd album but we always assumed Timbaland produced it. Today we stand corrected...

This isn't the first time Keybeats has worked with Playa as they also did "Incense Burning" (my personal fav. Playa track) which was also thought to be a Timbaland track many years ago.

Big props to Buddha over there at Static Major is Music for keeping us honest! Now if only he can get me the other confirmed Timbo tracks from their 2nd album "Grateful" and "We'll Meet Again"

Nicole Scherzinger "Magic" (Demo)

I personally liked what Tim did for the Pussycat Dolls. It was just the right mix of Timbo flavor with that pop sound he's been all about. Or course Candice Nelson brought the vocal heat and it put a big smile on my face to finally see her get the vocal credits, rather than just writing credits, she so deserves.

So a track that came out 6 months ago but was never discussed elsewhere is the demo Nicole did for "Magic" which is basically a stripped down, no Timbo beat box, version of the final version. Here take a listen.

Now when I first heard this track I immediately thought could that be Amar in the background right around 2:00? Bad assumption but you never know. She wasn't credited so I thought ok must be a sample, call Czar. Of course as always Czar schools me that it's not a sample but rather Nicole herself? No way right?

Wrong, as Czar pointed out in this video he sent me...check minute 1:41

Case closed.

Ginuwine's Favorite Aaliyah Moment?

Throughout all the years and all the tracks Ginuwine and Aaliyah worked on what do you think G's favorite one is with 'Liyah? Watch for yourself:

Now another interesting fact about G and Baby Girl is that G has never really written for anyone besides himself but a track he did write for someone else is none other than Alliyah's "I Miss U" written, get this, back in 1998.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Where's Nicole Wray?

Singin' her ass off that's where! Check it:

New BlackRoc album dropped Nov. 27. Collaborators include ODB, Raekwon, Q Tip, Mos Def, Jim Jones, and more....go peep it!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Czar's Timbaland Sample of the Week

Sup y'all? It's Friday, so you know that means another edition of "Czar's Sample of the Week" (been gone for a while, right?).

For those who don't know, today is Jay-Z's birthday, and I thought I'd share a sample with y'all from the always-amazing Timbo/Jay collaborations. I used to tell people that I would retire from timbo sample mixes once I found this sample, and after I was lucky enough to find this sample, I haven't made any more mixes since. Peep sample

'Till next time...


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

And The Nominees Are....

The 2010 Grammy nominees have been announced and big time congrats to Keri Hilson, Ryan Tedder, and Danja for their nominations/contributions. Here are the nominees:

Record Of The Year
* Halo -Beyoncé
* I Gotta Feeling -The Black Eyed Peas
* Use Somebody -Kings Of Leon
* Poker Face -Lady Gaga
* You Belong With Me -Taylor Swift

Album Of The Year
* I Am... Sasha Fierce -Beyoncé
* The E.N.D. -The Black Eyed Peas
* The Fame -Lady Gaga
* Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King -Dave Matthews Band
* Fearless -Taylor Swift

Best New Artist
* Zac Brown Band
* Keri Hilson
* Silversun Pickups
* The Ting Tings

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
* Hometown Glory -Adele
* Halo -Beyoncé
* Hot N Cold -Katy Perry
* Sober -Pink
* You Belong With Me -Taylor Swift

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
* Ego -Beyoncé & Kanye West
* Knock You Down -Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo
* Run This Town -Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
* I'm On A Boat -The Lonely Island & T-Pain
* Dead And Gone -T.I. & Justin Timberlake

The beginning of Missy Elliott

Here is an incredible 2 part episode of VH1's Driven: Missy Elliott. You want to know how it all started for Misdemeanor and the rest of Da' Bassment crew? Sit back and enjoy....

All I can say is WOW!

If you haven't yet, go and check out my homie Buddha's Static Major site. He's a big time stan who knows his Playa music and has definitely taught me a lot throughout the years. Go get educated...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Lupe Fiasco also has to "Say Something"

Seems that Lupe Fiasco didn't waste anytime jumping on one of the hottest tracks out right now. Check the "remix" of "Say Something" where Lupe shows why he is one of the smoothest MCs out there.

Timbaland gets sampled (Part 4)

As much as Timbo is a fan of Drake, putting him on the sick-as-hell 2nd single "Say Something" off Shock Value II, it seems Drake is as equally a fan of Timbo. Check the track from early '09:

Sound familiar? Now name the producer.

Could Omarion be the link between Drake and Timbo meeting? Hmmm...

Oh and here's another one for shits and giggles:

Makes you wonder if it's a sample Timbo used too or if Timbo was sampled?

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