Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Timbaland Stops by "The Breakfast Club"

Well, it seems like Timbo is in high promotion mode. He recently stopped by "The Breakfast Club" (on Power 105.1 in NYC) to give one of the most in-depth interviews. He talks Jay-Z, Shock Value III (which he's also calling Ezekiel's Will), Missy, Magoo, unreleased Aaliyah records (and how he feels about Drake doing something on an Aaliyah song), who he ranks as the top hip hop producers of all time, his health and depression issues, and the politics of the music industry. Without a doubt, this is one of the dopest interviews (for me, though, his 2hr interview with Tim Westwood is my favorite). Check it out:

For those who've never heard the interview with Tim Westwood:

Timbaland and Dev Interview on Shade 45

Peep this interview with Timbo and Dev where they talk about their recent collaborations, including "Break Ya Back." Check it out:

Props to Timbaland Passion for the heads up!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Missy and Timbaland Perform New and Old Songs in NYC

Last night in New York City, Timbaland and Missy rocked the crowd in celebration of Hennessy's Wild Rabbit Campaign launch. According to hiphopdx.com, Timbaland performed "Sexyback," "Promiscuous Girl," and a few Aaliyah and Jay-z tracks. Missy soon joined him to perform "Get Ur Freak On," and "9th Inning" and "Triple Threat" off Missy's upcoming album. Here's some video footage of Missy and Timbaland (along with an appearance by Les Twins!):

"9th Inning":

"Triple Threat":

"Get Ur Freak on":

We'll post more video footage of the performance as soon as it comes available. Ps., for Keri Hilson fans, she was also in appearance.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

This Thursday: "Aaliyah: Behind the Music" (Remastered) UPDATED WITH FULL FOOTAGE

For Timstans and Aaliyah fans, you're probably scratching your head with this post. Yes, VH1 has already produced a Behind the Music episode about Aaliyah. But this Thursday, VH1 is going to air a remastered and updated version of the classic Behind the Music episode. Here's what VH1 has to say about the episode:

"More than ten years after the tragic death of Aaliyah, Behind The Music revisits the original 2001 episode that documented the career and untimely passing of the young talent considered the Princess of R&B. We'll look back into Aaliyah's impressive career - from her meteoric rise to her shocking end. Along with tributes from her family and peers, we include fresh updates - featuring new interviews with close friend Missy Elliott and esteemed hip hop journalist, Nelson George."

I honestly can't wait to hear what new stuff Missy is going to say about Babygirl. The episode airs at 9pm EST on VH1, so be sure to set your DVRs.

Here's the full video of the remastered episode. Props to BooDi Bin Timbo on the link!

"Best Moments" from the Episode:

Monday, April 2, 2012

Justin Bieber Talks Collaborating with Timbaland on "Believe" Album

Justin Bieber and his manager, Scooter Braun, recently sat down with Complex Magazine to discuss his upcoming album, Believe, and they discussed Bieber's recent studio time with Timbaland. Here are some excerpts from the interview:

Is it rappy? Poppy? Any experimental stuff for you?

JB: The stuff he’s blessing me with has been crazy. He’s giving us really fire stuff, crazy beats. We’re making it a great collaboration. He meshes well with a lot of great people, like he meshes well with Timberlake, Missy Elliott, Nelly Furtado. I’m hoping I’m another one that he meshes well with, because it could be really genius.

JB: His beats are crazy, and they’re not too like...

SB: I think also, he has conversations with you about music, and he asks you what you’re thinking and feeling. With everyone else, they’re just here to make tracks, and that’s not what we’re looking for. Tim is having a real conversation with him to get a feel for what he needs, and that’s why Tim is one of the best that ever did it, as a producer. And I can tell you he’s excited, because he wants to do this. It’s not a project that we asked him to do. He wanted to do it, and so did we.

JB: Yo, Tim played me some records that he and Justin did—crazy.

SB: There’s, like, a vault of them [Laughs]. I talked to Tim on the phone the other day, and I’m going to see him for the first time, because I just flew in this morning, but the thing that he said to me that I was excited about was, “He’s played me the stuff that he’s done already, and I’m just excited, because it seems like Bieber’s going for the forever record and not the kiddie shit. This album’s going to shock people.” And everyone that’s gone into the studio and heard everything that he’s done already, has come out and said, “I’m fucking so excited for this album.” And we’ll do all the cameos at the end. I will tell you this, we’re not putting out this album until all of us, as a family, can look at each other and say, “This is the best this album can possibly be.” And he and I have had these conversations. We talk about it. It’s a make-or-break.

You can read the full interview here.

Well, it looks like Tim is working on some stuff with Justin Timberlake as well (SV3? New Justin album? More FreeSol records?). What do you think of the Beiber/Timbo collab? Do you think Tim's going to push the needle of pop music like he did with Nelly Furatdo and Justin Timberlake?

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