Quincy Jones is continuing to grab collaborators for his newest album Q: Soul Bossa Nostra being released sometime in May/June of this year. The album will a collection of Q's work throughout the years with a "modern" update. Those on board so far are Akon, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, Three 6 Mafia, Bebe Winans, Talib Kweli, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, and Ludacris to name a few but that's not all.
Not only will the songs be updated with singers and MCs, but various producers will give their interpretation on Q's extensive catalog. They include Scott Stoch, Jermaine Dupri, and I am assuming Timbaland. I say assuming because Q recently sat down with MTV where he revealed where the whole idea for the album came from in the first place:
"Timbaland brought the idea. Three or four years ago, we talked about [it]. Then he said everybody should be involved in this. And one by one, in various ways, it started to be what God wanted it to be."
Timbo is not stranger to Quincy's music as he has sampled many of his songs, can you name them? Be on the lookout for Q's first single "Strawberry Letter 23" featuring Akon coming out soon.