Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Ginuwine Interview

Yet again the guys over at Static Major Is Music hit us with another interview this time with the one and only Ginuwine. Check it out!

Smokey (of Playa) Interview

The good folks at Statis Major Is Music have been really brining the exlcusives! Check out this recent interview they did with Smokey from the group Playa:

Dope stuff!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Aaliyah (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001)

9 years ago I was in Boston for a friend's wedding. We were laughing in the car listening to music on the radio when the DJ cut in and said that a plane had crashed with Aaliyah on board with no survivors. I immediately turned the radio up in shock and disbelief and everyone became quiet as they knew what a big Aaliyah fan I was. I had to listen to it again, then flipped the channel and heard it on another radio station, and another, and another. As the truth set in, I vividly remember feeling so sad which was weird because I never knew her, I never met her, she had no real affect on my life but it was her music that connected she and I, as it connected so many to her. I just couldn't believe a young woman so beautiful, so talented, and so incredibly young was gone.

9 years later, as I'm sitting here a little teary eyed listening to my all time favorite Liyah track the remix of "At Your Best", I find myself right back to that day of sadness.

From all of us at The Chronicles, rest in peace Aaliyah. We thank you for sharing your gifts with us and we keep you alive through your music, beautiful spirit, and long lasting impression you left on all of us. R.I.P Babygirl

Video: Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Lil' Mo & Eve

Check out this performance by Missy and Timbo with 'Mo and Eve commin' out for "Hot Boys":

Can you still remember that feeling when you first heard "Lickshots" at the end of the "Get UR Freak On" video?! *shivers* Also listen to the first track, consider it an alternate.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The 911 Call for Timbaland

Timbo's response:

Defintiely a BIG disconnect happening between the call and the respone but regardless we hope everything is ok.

Timbaland Suicidal?! -Update

Again let's remember the word allegedly.

It's being reported that an APB was put out yesterday around 5:00PM for a "possible suicide attempt" regarding Timbaland. Tim's Malibu house was robbed a couple days ago including a very expensive 2 million dollar Jacob watch leading Tim to think it was someone close to him. Yesterday, allegedly Timbo was so distraught over the stolen watch asnd broken trust that he got in his car and drove off and could not be reached by family all day. Worried, his family called out the APB and eventually a helicopter found Tim in his Escalade. They cops talked with Tim, took him back home, and made sure everyone has ok before leaving.

No word on the validity of the details of this story but I have a feeling there's a lot more to this than what's currently being reported.

Stay tuned!

Update: Timbaland called into the Ryan Seacrest show and had this to say:

On hearing the news this morning:
"I dont know what happened to be honest with you. I don't even know what people are talking about."

On the supposed theft:
"[The theft] did happen, [but] it wasn't a watch, it was something else."

On the "possible suicide attempt":
"The only thing that I did was take a drive to figure out how I was going to handle [the theft]."

On why people thought the worst:
"I wasn't talking, so I guess people got worried. I tell people if my mom ain't calling, or my brother or my best friend, then ain't nothing to worry about."

Here's the Full Phone Call

Knew it had to be some kind if crazy mix up. Suicide over a watch? Timbo got enough money to by a roomful of those watches.

Aaliyah Tribute: Static Major "Never Know More" (Aaliyah Video)

To help celebrate the life of Aaliyah that we so tragically lost 9 years ago, the good folks over at Static Major Is Music (shout out to Neeze) have given us a demo for Aaliyah's beautiful "Never Know More" check it out:

Though it's not a Timbaland track, it's still great to hear how an original idea became a great song. Rest In Peace Baby Girl!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Inside Timbaland's Tour Bus: Full Video

We've seen clips of this video here and there but finally we have the full version of inside Timbaland's Verizon sponsored Tour Bus from a couple years ago:

Go Inside Timbaland's Tour Bus (2nd video)

You think he still has it in his garage? Props to Alex for the link.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Timbaland Talks Gear

Here's an old video pre-tour bus, where Timbo talks gear and his love for Matrix:

The Shock Value Light Show

Check out the apparent Shock Value tour visuals. I say apparent because "Carry Out" wasn't part of Shock Value.

Timbaland Concert Visuals from Frank The Plumber on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Timbaland Performaces

Check out these DOPE performances from Missy, Bubba, Ms Jade, Tweet, Petey Pablo, and Total all doin' Timbo tracks:

Friday, August 20, 2010

Brandy Sued Because of Bran'Nu?

Allegedly. That's the word of the day. Remember it.

It's been reported today that international house DJ Marc Mysterio is suing Brandy for 6 million bucks for failing to perform. According to the suit, Brandy had agreed to put two 16-bar verses on the lead single from Mysterio's forthcoming debut album, Redemption and was allegedly paid $10,000 for her contributions. Allegedly, instead of keeping her side of the deal, her manager Ryan Ramsey allegedly told Mysterio:

“Yo Marc, listen, we just had a meeting with Universal and we tryin' to wrap up her new album deal with them and we have an issue now cuz we went over all the features she had lined up and they won't sign the deal with us if she follows through on your song cause they don't want her rapping over a dance record since they weren't happy with how her Bran'Nu tracks on Timbaland's album went down, so we gotta back out on this one.”

Mysterio's attorney, Laurence Clarke said in a statement, "They had a contract, it's quite clear what the arrangement and terms were, and they were supposed to provide [vocals]. Marc and his colleagues made all these arrangements for international commercialization. We're trying to contrast the profits now against if she would've actually performed on the record as she was supposed to-that's why you have contracts."

Again it's all.....allegedly.

I like Bran'Nu!

Timbaland Classic In-The-Studio Session with Justin Timberlake

We posted this a long time ago but it was removed and not thankfully it's back. Take at one of the coolest clips of Tim in the studio for the making of Justin Timberlake's Justified:

Czar you happy now? :)

The 3 Faces of Timbaland's Bearator

For shits and giggles here's all 3 vidz of Timbaland's long anticipated Beaterator game:

That 3rd video is nuts! Who owns one of these?!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Keri Hilson's "Breaking Point" is her first single

Turns out Keri debuted the track via her hometown of Atlanta yesterday and it quickly made the rounds over the Internet. The video will be shot next month and a hopeful release of No Boys Allowed in late 2010. In addition to Timbo and Polow executive producing the album, Keri has also been in the studio with Ryan Leslie who compared a track they did to the one and only Aaliyah.

"One of my favorite productions while I was out there is a Keri record, but it's very reminiscent of Aaliyah," Leslie said. "I remember making the record and her saying, 'Man, [Timbaland] is gonna love this' — we hadn't played it for him yet — and saying, 'It's gonna remind him of baby girl.' "

I'm guessing first quarter of 2011 myself.

Keri Hilson "Get Back" Demo for Britney Spears produced by Danja

Here we have another one of those tracks that make you scratch your head. First off, the obvious who is "Aaron"? Which would then make you want to say it's a fake BUT as you listen you'll hear Keri Hilson singing which means more than likely one thing:

Aaron here got a hold of the original demo and deicded to a version (a much poorer one by the way) of the Britney Spears and Danja track. Don't believe me? Check those levels especially during the chorus, someone is just a bit louder than the other. What you think?

Props to Sébastien

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Keri Hilson "Breaking Point" produced by Timbaland

First single? Teaser? Unwanted leak? Whatever it may be check out the newest track from Timbo & Keri called "Breaking Point"

Now this track really peaks my interest. It's definitely different from the dancy Timbo with that sorta gospel meets Prince meets Zapp and Roger laid back vibe. I'm definitely feelin' it but not sure if it's a great lead single. Always tough to tell with Keri and Timbo though. Your thoughts?

Props to PLM for the track!

Timbaland Heading to Malaysia

The Timbaland world tour continues with the next stop being Malaysia on September 24. Timbaland will be headlining for the upcoming Arthur's Day concert at Surf Beach at Sunway Lagoon, Petaling Jaya. The expected turnout is 15,000+ excited fans!

Arthur’s Day began as a global campaign last year by Guinness (my favorite beer) to celebrate its 250th anniversary, with consumer promotions leading up to Arthur’s Day on Sept 24 in recognition of its founder Arthur Guinness. Timbaland’s Arthur’s Day performance will open with by local acts Mizz Nina, Pop Shuvit, DJ Fuzz and Thai-American hip hop group Thaitanium.

My man Moe Masri is lovin' it! Congrats man!

Where Are They Now: Babe Blue

Remember the first time you heard Timbaland say "1 Life 2 Live"? If you were like me, you were wondering "who is that and is Timbo gonna produce their album?!" Sadly, only a few features and singles became of the duo including one of my favorite Timmy beatswitch tracks ever the Silence of the Lamb delicious "Can't Nobody" (you're late). Though not much has been heard from them, Babe Blue recently sat down to give this insightful interview:

Jay: Another question I was meaning to ask you whatever happened to your groups' debut album; do you still talk with Timbaland and did you ever collaborate with Missy or Aaliyah?

Blue: As far as Tim goes, he is a great person & an amazing producer. Although to be honest I don't speak with him now.. in that industry ppl are so busy & rarely converse with anyone they feel isn't about anything.. I just wouldn't even waste his time.. & I'm not taking anything away from him or knocking him.. he never told me not to call him but I'm just that type of person that if I have nothing really to speak of that I know will interest him, I won't bother. Tim & I spoke maybe about 2 years ago because I bumped into his body guard & he told me how Tim would Love to talk to me.. he gave me Tim's number & when I called he was Shocked to hear from me & asked if I was signed.. I told him no I was a free agent & he jumped at the opportunity & was like what r u doing right now... it sounded like he wanted to work right away & sign me so badly & he told me to meet him at the studio he always recorded at.. without thinking twice I jumped at the opportunity! when I arrived, I think I called his cell about 5/6 times & left messages.. he never answered me. Mind you it was a cold day in NY & I was just literally left out in the cold. I waitied fro about 2 hours... until I became so disappointed & discouraged that I said Fuck this! I HATE to have to kiss peoples ass so I turned around & went home & never called him again.. Who knows what turn my life could have taken or what would have happened but I chose to just go home & continue to live a normal 9-5 life & decided I didn't have the patience it required & let my dream go.

Missy is a doll although I never recorded with her, however I worked & signed with Lil Kim for like 2 years but she was never able to get her label off the ground so again I returned to the regular 9-5 life. Aaliyah I met once but never worked with or got to know.

Jay: I have Tim's Bio album and my favortie track on there is with you and Mocha I know Mo has a MySpace and she has already 2 unreleased albums, but do you still talk with her and did you ever collaborate with her on other tracks? And what was it like meeting and if you ever had the chance to work with Static Major of Playa?

Blue: I actually met Static briefly but never got to work with him or really interact to comment on or about him.. However I definitely liked his work.. Sometimes you can even work on the same track as someone & never meet them... the track with me & Mocha was like that... I never met her.. All I know what at the time my CEO Mark Pitts called me & was like I need you down at the studio within an Hour... Tim says if you got heat he'll work with us.. this was our first time meeting Tim... & all he told me was.. I got this track & an Artist named Mocha spitting on it but I don't know what to do with it... he didn't even have a hook... so I went in & i swear in one take laid my verse.. Tim was open... he thought it was that just beginners luck.. & he went & then started changing the beat when my verse came in.. I originally laid my verse in that beat Mocha is spitting over but right there in the studio he created that beat around my verse... then got so excited he created Can't nobody right on the spot! so we did 2 joints & thankfully both made his album And we were fortunate to have worked with Many artists!! & if we didn't record with them we definitely exchange opinions or performed together. Teddy Riley, Goodie Mob, Pharrell of Neptunes did a track & hook for us as well... We did a collab track with Black rob, Havre Pierre & Ja Rule etc.. It's just unfortunate we didn't get to share it with the world, our album was 20 tracks complete! to just get scrapped!

Full Interview

Real cool interview.

Game Won't Get "Krazy" with Timbaland

The Game recently sat down with Complex magazine and revealed that his Timbo produced “Krazy” that leaked krazy early, will not be on the final album. Check it out:

Complex: As far as your other songs, you had a lot of singles out. You had “Krazy,” “Shake,” and “It Must Be Me.” Were you not satisfied with…

Game: No, no. It was Pharrell’s idea to just throw a bunch of songs out. You know I’m saying like, we threw a bunch of shit out just to you know test the waters. That’s it, man.

Complex: So, will those songs still make the album?

Game: No.

Complex: They’ve been cut from the album?

Game: No, “Krazy,” and I think something else, those were for iTunes. Interscope doing a few things where you give songs to iTunes just to let the fans have them earlier and you charge them $.49 for ’em, and that’s what those were. We haven’t put out any real singles yet. The only thing that was on the album that got put out was the Justin Timberlake record, but that was never supposed to be the first single or anything. That was like a good, last, third or fourth single, but it leaked. The label liked it, radio liked it, so they started spinning it. Then another joint leaked, my joint with Robin Thicke and T.I.. When those joints leaked, man, you just gotta let ’em do what they do. Talk about ’em, push them as much as you can, ’cause they might blow—and if they don’t, then it was just a leak. But every time a song leaked I gotta go back in and really give it all I got. I really wish that Robin Thicke and T.I. joint didn’t leak, though, ’cause that was one of my favorite songs on the album.

Full Interview

Probably for the best since the track is pretty much considered old and wouldn’t make much sense on a new album. Do you think Game made the right decision?

Props to Chris on the info!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Timbaland Named One of Hip Hop's "Cash Kings"

Forbes Magazine just released their top 20 Hip Hop Cash Kings of 2010, and for the third year in a row, Timbo made the top 10. While dropping one spot from last year, and three from 2008, Timbaland came in at the 8th spot with $14 million.

Here's the list:

1. Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter
$63 Million

2. Sean "Diddy" Combs
$30 million

3. Aliuane "Akon" Thiam
$21 million

4. Dwayne "Lil Wayne" Carter
$20 million

5. Andre "Dr. Dre" Young
$17 million

6. Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges
$16 million

7. Calvin "Snop Dogg" Broadus
$15 million

8. Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley
$14 million

9. Pharrell Williams
$13 million

10. Kanye West
$12 million

11. Drake
$10 million

12. T.I.
$9 million

12. (TIE) Swizz Beatz
$9 millon

14. Eminem
$8 million

14. (TIE) 50 Cent
$8 million

14. (TIE) Young Jeezy
$8 million

17. Common
$7 million

18. Soulja Boy
$6 million

18. (TIE) T-Pain
$6 million

20. Lil Jon
$5 million

Read the full article Here

Congrats Timbo!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Interpolation of the Week

Does this sound familiar?

Think....think hard....backup to the beginning....listen to the lyrics...think....

Figure it out yet?

Now listen to this:

Hear it?

Nicki Minaj and Timbaland?

I have to say I'd love the callabo! Don't think Lil' Kim would like it but I know I would. I'm not of fan of the lyrics of Minaj but it's her flow that seals the deal. She reminds me a lot of Missy in many regards. Anyhow though there's no talk of them working together anytime soon, Minaj recently showed some love for his Rihanna produced "Sell Me Candy" track:

Good Girl Gone Bad I love "Sell Me Candy." That's one of my freakin' favorites. Timbaland produced. I love that and "Rehab."

Let's hope these two will work together one day!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sebastian's "Wobbley" (Remix).....Not Yet

Seems as though the highly anticipated remix of Sebastian’s “Wobbley” has recently hit the net. G has been a long time supporter of The Chronicles both in person and the net. He’s also been on a long and rough journey, as you long time fans now, to get to this point with the hopeful release of his album Cruel Intentions. Based on that respect for both his friendship and his craft we were told not to post the remix until he was ready for us to and until he’s gives us the go ahead we won’t be posting it.

Word to the wise: don’t bite the hand that supports you.

Ya'll be patient!

Usher "Mayday" (Full) f/ Sean Garrett

We recently talked about Usher's "Mayday" and all the very familiar Timbaland sounds and now we finally have the full of the track, check it out:

The question still stands: Royal Court & Timbo or just Royal Court or just Timbo. What do you think?

Friday, August 6, 2010

Slim Thug "Give It Up" Produced by Timbaland

FINALLY! After 3 years of of waiting we finally get to hear Slim Thug's long awaited Timbaland produced track called "Give It Up"

Little boring for my taste but still a nice track for the collection. Props to James for the track!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Did you Know? Kalenna Harper

While I'm sure most of y'all know this, I realize that Tim's fan base continues to grow so some people reading TCC might not be familiar with his older or unreleased material. Anyway, do y'all remember this timbo produced track that leaked three years ago called "Lose My Mind" by this female artist Kalenna?

When I first heard it, I was like "Who the hell is this chick?" Fast forward to 2009/2010, and she's now on your radio, TV, iwhatever as 1/3 of Diddy's group Dirty Money. So how did Kalenna hook up with Tim? Since she's a songwriter, was this intended to be a track for someone else? Maybe this will go down as yet another Timbo mystery...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Keri Hilson's "Last Time" A New Track?

So the brand spanking new Keri Hilson track "Last Time" has just dropped and we're all ready for the full to drop right?! It is a new track.......isn't it?


The track has actually been out for more than a year with none other than Candice Nelson providing her vocals and penmanship as she does with all her written tracks. Check out her version in full:

So if you've got Candice on the pen you know you got a Clutch track on your hands. Yep that's right J Que joins her on the writing credits and vocals and more than likely with Keri's version out now, she will also have writing credits. So what about the producer? Has to be Timbo with those 'Liyah "Try Again" drums.....doesn't it?


Track is produced by The Sureshot Brothers (check the shout at the beginning). With that said, can we say BITER?! Damn there's no getting around those drums. No I smell sample? Czar where you at.

You know how we do on The Chronicles, givin' you the real ish! Props to my fellow Keepers team!

Timbaland Dancin' In His Slippers and Sweats

No it's true! Check out Madonna rehearsing her "4 Minutes" performance for the 2008 Sugar & Sweet Tour along with Justin Timberlake and one Mr. Mosley in his signature outfit:

Go Timbo!!

Nelly "Tippin' In The Club" Produced by....

Dutch & Juke Box! I love it when I'm wrong, wooo! Here's the full:

Who Are Mannie Fresh's Top 5 Producers?

Mannie Fresh recently sat down with Sohh.com to discuss his 5 favorite producers. Check it out when asked who is top 5 are:

"Probably would be Mantronix, one of them. Well if you got a couple of Mantronix songs you would know, even my patterns and stuff is based around it, his energy and that music was just always energy you know...T-Mix is the dude that did all of the Suave House stuff, all the early 8 Ball & MJG stuff...Just Blaze, I'm a fan of dude, what he do establishes just crazy to me...Who else would I think in this lifetime, dead or alive, probably Timbaland. Yeah I mean this dude won't go away...[Dr. Dre] is all around to me he just found phenomenal samples and he forced you to do your homework in Hip-Hop because you wanted to know where that song came from."

So have Mannie Fresh and Timbaland ever worked together before? They have actaully on an unreleased Smitty track called "Dope Man." I recently asked Smitty if we'd ever get to hear any of his unheard Timbo tracks he told me it was all up to his label.....Blackground.

Rishi Rich & Timbaland

Check out this interview with famed Desi hitmaker Rishi Rich and a possible collabo with Timbaland:

Busy Signal Gets Busy With Timbaland

Dancehall artist Busy Signal, who can be heard on the new Major Lazer’s new EP Lazer Don’t Die is gearing up to release his new album D.O.B (Difference of Busy) shortly. Signal who’s been in the game for quite some time doesn’t plan on going out like other notable dancehall artists like Shabbar Ranks and Buju Banton. "I've learned from their mistakes. I try to think outside the box, beyond Jamaica. I mean, we sing gun lyrics here, and burn fire on this and burn fire on that, but that won't bring you to the level that you need to go. I've seen this over and over again with artists from Jamaica. You sing those songs locally, people go crazy, but at the end of the day that won't bring you to the wide level of exposure cause you're probably lashing out against those that would be accepting you."

In addition to tapping into his American audience with features with Major Lazer, Busy Signal is also working with Stephen Marley, Scott Storch, and Timbaland. Will Timbo produce a track for Signal or more than likely will we hear him feature on Timbo produced track for another artist? Stay tuned to find out!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Keri Hilson "Last Time" (Snippet)

For this track, I'm just gonna let you all listen to it and make your decision on who you think produced it:

Marinated on those drums but don't always believe the obvious. What you think? Props to Edwin!

From The Bassment: Ginuwine aka Tornado

Ya'll remember the Rare Reel we posted over 3 years ago introducing a very young Tornado right? If not here it is again for to check out:

Jodeci, Sista, & Tornado interview
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Well the good folks over at the Static Major Is Music site just hooked us all up with a track by the Bassment R&B group 1-900, featuring Tornado and produced by long time Timbaland affiliate Darryl Pearson called "Dream Dreams":

How dope is that! BIG props to Dimu and the crew!

Timstrumental of the Week

Aight ya'll, this is your boy Boogie subbin' in for Roderick for the latest Timstrumental of the week. This one is a real gem! You remember when we posted the ultra rare Aaliyah "One In A Million" (Remix) well now we give you it's Timstrumental. Well, not quite a true Timstrumental but more so the TV track. None the less enjoy!

Aaliyah "One In A Million" TV Track

Big props to Buddha for the track!

New Brian Kidd "Areola" by K Of They

It's been awhile since we've heard anything from Brian Kidd but he recently teamed up again with one K of They for a track called "Areola." Who is K of They you ask? None other than Kevin Michael who Kidd hooked up with on his debut album for a couple tracks (including the banger "Liquid Lava Love").

While we're at it how about we give you 3 more Kidd track: 2 demos by songwriter Chasity Nwagara (who wrote Kevin's "Spaceship") and the track "Lil Liquor For Love" (yep same yell as "Girls Gone Wild) which we haven't yet identified the singer.

Take a listen:

Now does the very beginning of "Areola" sound familiar? Yep it's the same as the unreleased track "Kiss You All Over" Kidd did for Britany Spears.

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