Thursday, June 30, 2011

In Case You Missed It...

Here's the full video of last night's Missy Elliott: Behind the Music, which aired last night on VH1:

Great footage of Da Basement days as well as footage of Tim and Missy in the studio for her upcoming album. Thoughts on the episode?

P.S. Did we hear some unreleased/soon-to-be-released Timbo beats during the episode?!?!?!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Timbaland Confirms (Kind of...) What Many of us Knew about Pac's "No More Pain"

Last week, as many fans and artists celebrated what would have been Tupac Shakur's 40th birthday, Timbaland sent out an interesting tweet about his relationship to Pac:

"no more pain" all eyez on me - 2pac when the world got a taste of my vicious drum patterns back then
While the liner notes credit Devante Swing to producing "No More Pain," many Timstans speculated that Tim ghost produced the track or that Devante simply copied Tim's style. When I first saw Tim's tweet last week, I was shocked that he finally talked about Pac's "No More Pain" and his relation to it, but I quickly remembered that our own J-Boogie posted a 1998 interview with Timbaland that featured a discussion on "No More Pain." While discussing Da Basement's "Love You Down," Timbaland confirmed that Devante produced the song but quickly noted:
but that style came from me. That's my style. He put that style on Tupac's double CD too.
Here, of course, Tim was referring to "No More Pain," and so while many of us might read Tim's tweet last week as confirming that he produced the track, it's clear from the 1998 interview that Devante simply jacked Tim's style, drum pattern and all. You can peep the whole interview HERE.

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Timbo/Nelly Furtado for "Do it"

After four years, a ton of youtube videos, and many discussions across the internet and music world on whether Timbaland "steals music," a U.S. Federal Judge in Florida recently dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Timbaland, Nelly Furatdo, and others concerning Nelly's track "Do it." According to the Judge, Finnish recording comapny, Kernal Records Oy, failed to copyright the song "Acid Jazzed Evening" before suing Timbo, and as a result, the record company has no legal standing to sue Timbaland. You can read the full court document HERE. Well, so far Timbaland is 2-0 in the courtroom this year. We'll see if he and his lawyers can make it 3-0 with the impending lawsuit regarding "Big Pimpin'."

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Timbaland and Lil' Kim at ZARfest Party

While we don't have video of Timbaland's concert performance in Johannesburg (yet!), we do have video of Tim and Lil' Kim performing "Jump Off" at one of ZARfest's multiple parties that night. Check it:

Timbo's DJ, Freestyle Steve, served as DJ for the ZARfest pre-party and after party. You can find pictures of Tim, Fat Joe, Ciara, and Lil' Kim at the various parties and performing in concert HERE.

Again, for those who went to ZARfest in Johannesburg, write us a review, send us video/pictures, and we'll post them!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ginuwine: A New Beginning

Ginuwine fans will be happy to hear that G is coming out with a reality tv show entitled "Ginuwine: A New Beginning." The show showcases G's never-ending grind of touring, creating new music, and being a father to his children and husband to his wife and former artist Sole. Ginuwine and his camp are currently shopping the show around so there's no word on which network will pick it up. Check out the trailer below:

G seems to be spending a lot of time in Miami. I wonder if he and Tim cooked something up. Guess we will have to watch and see.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Coming June 29th! Missy Elliott: Behind the Music

In 2004, E! aired True Hollywood Story: Missy Elliott. And now, on June 29th, 2011 at 10pm EST, VH1 will launch the new season of Behind the Music with an episode on Missy Elliott!! The episode will feature interviews with Missy's longtime friends and collaborators, including Timbaland, Ciara, and Mary J. Blige. Here's the blurb from VH1 on the episode:

Becoming the most successful female writer-producer-artist the hip hop world has ever seen was not easy for Missy Elliott. Born in Virginia, Missy was faced with the hardships of poverty at the age of eight. Surrounded by abuse and horror, Missy used her passion for music to escape from it all, landing a record deal at the age of 19 with DeVante Swing of Jodeci. For the first time, Missy breaks her silence about why she had to walk away from DeVante and her first group “Da Bassment.” Not letting her past bring her down, Missy surpassed her demons and rose to fame with her groundbreaking debut album “Supa Dupa Fly.” Working with some of the biggest names in the music industry, from Diddy to Mariah Carey to Janet Jackson and with her daring lyrics, Missy Elliott was able to take over the hip hop world and become a millionaire by the age of 25. After years away from the spotlight, Missy Elliott is opening up publicly for the first time in this “Behind The Music."

The LA Times recently spoke with Brad Abramson, executive producer of Behind the Music, who had to say this about the Missy's episode: “Missy was great and very candid...She talked for the first time about her [near fatal bout with] Graves disease, which she’s been battling for the last few years, and spoke in detail about the sexual abuse she experienced as a child.”

Be sure to tune in to/TiVo/DVR/PVR VH1 on June 29th at 10pm EST to catch, Missy Elliott: Behind the Music.

Sample of the Week: Sincere - "90"/"Drugs"

This sample of the week comes from Wamya, who is a Timstan and a fan of TCC. S/he recently emailed us with some dope info about Sincere's "90"/"Drugs:"

Found some pretty cool stuff I thought you'd be interested in.
First, the sample from Sincere and Tim's 90.Was listening to it and recognized the lyrics on the hook instantly.
It's off of the soundtrack to Shaka Zulu (mini-series) from back in the day. Watched it a couple of times when I was a kid. LOL.

Here's the sample:

Great ear, Wamya !! What's interesting about this sample is that this isn't the first time "Shaka Zulu" has been connected with Timbo. Most Timstans know that Mocha has an unreleased timbo-produced song called "Shaka Zulu." I'm not a betting man, but I'm pretty sure that song samples a track off the Shaka Zulu soundtrack.

Well that's it for this week's sample of the week. Thanks again to Wamya!!!

P.S. Yo Tim, how about releasing some Mocha tracks for Timbaland Thursdays?!?!

Music Video: Keri Hilson ft. Nelly - "Lose Control"

The video has been out for a few weeks, but just in case you haven't seen it:

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Going to ZARfest in Jo'burg? We Want to Hear from You!

If you're curious as to why we didn't have a Timbaland Thursday's track last week, it's because Timbaland was travelling to southern Africa for a four date concert tour with Lil' Kim, Fat Joe, Ciara, and DJ Scratch. Unfortunately, the tour hasn't been going so well for Timbo and his fans. Airplane trouble forced him to miss the concert in Harare, Zimbabwe, and the concerts in Durban and Cape Town were cancelled allegedly due to poor ticket sales. BUT, ZARFest is confirming that Timbaland and all other artists will be performing in Johannesburg on Friday. So for Timstans and TCC followers who are going to the concert in Johannesburg, we want to hear from you! Send us a review and we will post it!

P.S. There's a rumor that Timbo will try to make-up his missed Zimbabwean concert before he leaves Africa, so if the rumor is true and you will be there, email us a review!

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