Tuesday, July 27, 2010

James Fauntleroy "Paper Scissors Rock" Demo produced by Timbo

Yet another Fauntleory/Timbaland has leaked and this one we've heard before via Freestyle Steve's now legendary U-Stream for way back when. Now we have the full, check out the solid track "Paper Scissors Rock":

The track is quickly being removed via youtube by Universal irnoically or not so much as it's the label of the artist it was meant for, one ______.

Word Is Lloyd and Timbaland...

Lloyd revaled via his Twitter that his new album will be titled King Of Hearts and it's being reported that along with Polow, The Runners, Swizz Beats, and Dr. Dre that Timbaland may also lend a hand to production. We don't have a solid confirmation on this one yet but stayed tuned!

Coming to a theater near you: Timbaland

You know those adds that come on before the previews of movies? Screenvision which sells and programs in-cinema advertising, is planning to revamp the pre-show experience. Starting in September, you will start to see redesigned 20-minute “advertainment” blocks including info by Paula Abdul, Nascar, and Timbaland who will pop up in a series of 60-90 second videos during the block to talk about his influences and pick songs to play behind the more trivia, snack-bar type ads.
Timbaland said a collaboration with Screenvision was appealing both as a new creative outlet and a way to stoke his personal brand. “I don’t follow people — I like to do things to make people follow me,” he said.

Monique Idlett-Mosley, his wife and the co-president of Mosley Music Group, said the idea was actually hers. “We’re huge moviegoers, and we were sitting there in this theater one day and noticed how everyone was paying attention to this preshow,” she said. “I said, ‘Wow, from a marketing perspective, this is gold.’ ”

Speaking of movies, have you all seen Inception yet? If not go see it, the ending makes it all worth it.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Keri Hilson on the Today Show

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She's come a long way!!

Timbaland Joins International Songwriting Judges

The 2010 International Songwriting Competition will have none other than Timbo joining the judge’s panel along with Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Kings of Leon, Jazmine Sullivan, DJ Tiesto, Adele, and many others. The International Songwriting Competition is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. Music industry executives from giant labels also contribute on the judge panel.

Aspiring musicians may enter as many songs as they wish in different categories until October 6. Submissions are judged on the basis of Creativity, Originality, Lyrics, Melody and Arrangement. Over $150,000 in cash and prizes will be shared by more than 60 winners.

More info about the contest can be found on SongwritingCompetition.com

Friday, July 16, 2010

Behind the Scenes of Sebastian's "Wobbley" (Remix) Video Shoot

Sebastian's "Wobbley" Remix video is right around the corner! Directed by Paul Coy Allen who also did Timbo's "Say Something", "Morning After Dark", and "If We Ever meet Again", the video has cameos by Petey Pablo, Fat Joe, Natalie Nunn, Heartbreaker, and Exotica. Check out these photos from the shoot:

BIG props to Aaron for the pics!

Samples of the Week

Czar is on vacation so I'm subbing in for him to hit you up with a couple samples of the week, actually more like interpolations. As we all know, the alternate of Keri Hilson's "How Does It Feel" leaked last week.

Check the guitar at the beginning. Though it's live, it's actually replaying a melody from the Doug E. Fresh track "play This At Night" from '86. Check it:

BUT is that really where Timbo got it from? Or was he watching horror movies that night in the studio? Specifically the thriller Phantasm from back in '79:

So which is it?

Props to Czar and to Raphael!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lil' Kim Talks Timbaland, Dre's Detox and Keri Hilson's New Album

Lil' Kim is making her post jail comeback jumping in the studio with Wyclef Jean, Timbaland, and Polow as well as being featured on Dr. Dre's long awaited Detox album and having a feature on a Polow laced track for Keri Hilson's new album. Check it out:


Friday, July 9, 2010

The Verdict: Mariah Carey "Skydiving" produced by Timbaland?

I've been wanting to analyze this track for awhile so why not today. Let's back up to 2007 when we got the news that Timbaland was working with Mariah. Was anyone excited? Honestly, I really wasn't sure what to expect and had my fingers crossed it wasn't going to be some predictable pop song. Then the track leaked (and since has been continually removed) on the net and come to find out not only was it not some predictable pop song (though very Mariah Carey), it actually had the classic Timbo stutter (finally!) but was it really Timbo? What's the proof? Well let's listen to the facts:

(Hit Play Now): first thought "ugh it's a Tapemaster Inc version", ok there's the familiar crow sound though not necessarily a unique Tim sound, blah blah blah first verse blah, then chorus, start 2nd verse, wait did Mariah just say "bullshit"?!, more tags, blah blah blah, start chorus, and low and behold there's the the back and forth sounds of the "HOOO" from Missy Elliott's "I'm Really Not" and the "EEEEE" from "Pump It Up", fade out....

So is it Timbo? If it was just the crow sounds I'd say no, rather anyone could be using the same sounds and I'd even say the same thing to the "HO" but what really is the clincher for me is the "EEEE" sound which makes me thing Tim really is behind the boards. What do you all think? Do you hear any other "Timbaland" sounds in the track? Weigh in.

And check that background "Baaa" at around 2:01, is that a pitched sample of George Kranz "Din Da Da"? Czar where you at?!

JoJo Talks New Album with Danja and Jim Beanz

Looking forward to hearing what they came up with!

Doug E. Fresh and Timbaland

I like this news! Doug E Fresh recently talked with MTV and revelieved that he is going to be working with Timbaland in some capacity.

"My sons, they go by the name of Square Off," he said. "I enjoy helping. I have new music coming out. I'm working on some television shows. I still do a tremendous amount of concerts. I'm doing my restaurant. I got a club coming in New York. The restaurant is called Doug E. The club is called Fresh. It's a lot of different things going on. I'm developing a couple of real-estate projects. I'm looking forward to doing things with different artists. Me and Pharrell are doings some things. Teddy Riley, Timbaland, probably me and Will.I.Am. It's gonna be nice, man. It's a blessing. I'm going to bring in different people who can enhance the energy I'm coming with. I don't wanna bring in people for name recognition. I wanna get them because the energy lines up. There will probably be some new artists on the project. My sons Square Off, they're gonna be on the project."

Will it be some on a new Beaterator game? Maybe even some Under Construction type beats for a new album. Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Royal Court Beats

Speaking of Royal Court and "Slow Dance" from yesterday, if you haven't heard them before, check out these sick beats from the duo back in 2006:

"That Boy/Say What" (JOOOOOOY!)
"On The Rim"
"That Girl"

It's no wonder Tim worked brought them into the camp! So were these made by King Logan and Sir John? Or King and J Roc? Hmmm

"That Girl" is crazy!

Sebastian F/ Magoo "He Tried" produced by Timbaland

More than likely this has been posted before, but we have yet to post it on The Chronicles until today. Take a listen to one of Timbo's most unique beats I've heard in a long time, Sebastian's "He Tried"

No wonder it sounds so different than the Timbo of now, as this is an old track meant for the original release of Sebastian's HIGHLY anticipated Cruel Intentions album. G rides the beat like a pro while Magoo seems just a bit off to me.

Let's hope one day he get the full of this dope track from Sebastian! What do you all think?

Ludacris "The Potion" Alternate?

Ok so we have a case of is it an official alternate or is it fanmade? Take a listen to the dirty version of the CD single of Ludacris' "The Potion"

Of course you want to say no way that's fanmade, too simplistic for Timbo but find me the actual CD single itself and we'll talk.

Oh and ever wonder where Luda got the line "oh lordy pick a pale of cotton"? Turns out he got it from a song 60 years old! Leadbelly's "Pick A Bale of Cotton"

Keri HIlson "Slow Dance" Live

Check out Keri doing a performance of one of my favorite tracks of hers, "Slow Dance"

Recognize the sample at the very beginning? Hint: it's a Prince song.

Check for other performances from this event: "Turnin' Me On", "Energy", "Alienate", and "Knock You Down"

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Keri Hilson Gets The Timbaland and Danja Alternate Treatment

Next up we have a Timmy T alternate, always my favorite! Check out this far superior to the original version of Keri's "How Does It Feel"

Track is produced by Timbo and Danja, written by Jim Beanz. Which do you prefer, the original or alternate?

The Reincarnation of Danja: Danity Kane "Stop Time"

There's a few tracks that have leaked this week that are very interesting. First up is a track from the Danity Kane/Danja sessions from their album Welcome To The Dollhouse titled "Stop Time"

Sound familiar? It should as it's the same beat from the Keri 26 Leaks from a few months ago called "Cut My Hair"

But that's not all, Johnta Austin also recorded to the beat with a track called "Be My Shawty".

What's your favorite version?

David Guetta Says Timbaland Needs "Balls"

Producer David Guetta who is currently responsible for taking making Kelis' new album sound like every other poppy, "dance" album out there, recently had some choice words about Timbaland and Rihanna in a recent interview. Check it out:

A lot of pop and hip-hop artists are working with electronic producers these days. Why do you think there’s so much crossover right now?

I don’t want to sound conceited, but I think it’s very much because we did it with the Black Eyed Peas, and I did it with Akon and with Kelly Rowland—we’re talking about some of the biggest selling records ever. American people are very simple, they go for what’s number one, and they want to do the same thing. I’m not saying I’m the only one, because for example, there was that Crookers remix of Kid that was really influential, but that record wasn’t successful in America, it was successful in Europe. It did influence me, for sure.

There were some little signs. Like what Timbaland was doing, and Rihanna, but they were being shy, they didn’t have the balls to go 100%. What I respect in Will.I.Am for calling me, he was like, “We’re not going to try to emulate that sound, we’re just going to do it”. He loved ‘Love Is Gone’, and he asked for something that sounds a little bit like that. He’s a producer, so he could have done something similar, but it wouldn’t have been the same. Now this record is the biggest download seller ever, in history. So of course a lot of other hip-hop and pop artists are like, ok, there’s something happening right now. And also, in a way, it’s because of Lady Gaga. We don’t see Lady Gaga as dance music, but in America they do.

When I made ‘Sexy Bitch’ with Akon, it was interesting, because even though he loved the record, he and all his people were like, “This is great, David, we need to work together some more—but when we do Akon’s album, we need a different beat, because this kind of drums will never work on American radio.” And ‘Sexy Bitch’ is one of the biggest hits in America in a very long time!

This year, basically the biggest records were Lady Gaga, ‘I Gotta Feeling’, and ‘Sexy Bitch’. These are the three phenomena of the year. They gave me the cover of Billboard for, like, changing the face of American top 40, you know? I think that’s basically it. Everybody’s like, “Wow, there’s a new sound that’s exciting, and that sells records!” Every artist wants a new sound. I think that probably this urban music was going in circles a little bit, and then all of a sudden, we found a way to keep it urban—because I think ‘Sexy Bitch’ is a house music record, but it’s still urban music. So if you find a way that they don’t feel that they’re selling their soul, that it’s still their music, but at the same time, it has the energy of dance music, it’s great.

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Seems like Guetta's ego is pissed that Timbo didn't call him, as if Guetta is the only "electronic" producer out there. Rather he's just the flavor of the month and as soon as the dance music falls off you'll never hear about the dude again. Keep doin' your thing Tim!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Timbaland's Lebanon Performance

Timbo's first performance in Lebanon, Beirut to be exact, was a HUGE success last Saturday. Timbo did his usual medloy of hit from both Shock Value albums to a pumped up audience. Here are a couple pictures as well as videos (bad quality) of the perforamce:

Any Chronicles reader at the show?? How was it?

Lauryn Hill Covers Timbaland

Lauryn Hill, doing her best Sho'Nuff from The Last Dragon impression, covered Timbaland and Drake's hit "Say Something" at a recent show. Check it out:

Is L Boogie back?!

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