It’s been a long time since we’ve heard something about Timbaland’s project ‘Opera Noir. According to ABC’s ‘Boy Band’ Biography, Timbo will release a six-part series of Opera Noir including the LP also titled Opera Noir, check out the whole Bio below.
“In early 2018, Timbaland's TV company Reign On Me Productions along with partner Left Field Pictures will be releasing a six-part autobiographical series called "Opera Noir" via Amazon, which will feature music from his forthcoming LP also titled "Opera Noir." Timbaland is set to release new music in 2017 via his label Mosley Music who is distributed by Interscope Records a Universal Music Group Company.” Thanks to B4BSE.
New Jersey native Tdot Illdude has released The Vibe Is Heavy 2, the sequel to his 2016 mixtape The Vibe Is Heavy. TViH2 features a production credit from Timbaland and guest appearances from Guordan Banks, PJ and Candice. Check out the Timbaland production below.
If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if two of hip hop’s most iconic mega producers faced off in the studio, you’re about to find out. Swizz Beatz recently used his mic time during the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor press tour stop in Brooklyn, to challenge Timbaland to a beat battle, and Timbo has officially accepted and they already started battleing on Instagram, check out the 3 beats Timbo posted on Instagram.
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According to Wale, his third single ‘Clappers’ featuring Nicki Minaj and Juicy from his studio album ‘The Gifted 2013', has Timbaland on the hook, check out the tune below.
That's Timbaland on the hook on "clappers" in the background . I turned "see you again" down cuz it was way too sad for me to write— Wale (@Wale) June 11, 2017
For rap fans, the rise and fall of Scott Storch is uncomfortable to witness. The Miami-based producer, who once made hits with Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Beyoncé, and many other A-list artists, suffered from a cocaine addiction that peaked in the mid-2000s. The habit caused Storch to spend recklessly and burning through a $70 million fortune that lead to an inevitable bankruptcy. Scott sat down with Billboard.com to talk about his upcoming projects including working with Timbaland.
"One of the greatest things that has happened to me in my newest era of my career and my life is I made peace with Dr. Dre. And he and I are cool. He and Quincy Jones are my idols. It’s a blessing. I’m doing stuff with Timbaland. I’m in these rooms again, and it's serious. It’s one thing to talk about it, but look at my Instagram. You see I’m in there on the daily. I’m inspired. I smoke a s--tload of weed. I don’t drink or anything. I’m not into that. No more drugs, just straight herbs. I got a lady in my life and my children. It’s just a beautiful life and I’m very lucky. I live a great life."
Grammy Award-winner Timbaland has joined ABC’s upcoming singing-competition series “Boy Band.” The veteran producer will serve alongside Spice Girl Emma Bunton and Backstreet Boy Nick Carter as one of three judges — referred to on the series as “architects.” He also joins Rita Ora, who is set to host the show. “I’m excited to be a part of this show and come on as an architect to help guide the next generation of undiscovered talent,” said Timbaland. “I want to continue giving back to music as I have been. I’m ready to find the next boy band that could change our business.”
Slated to premiere June 22 “Boy Band” will feature thousands of performers competing for one of 18 spots in three bands. Over the course of the season, the architects will shuffle members from band to band. After elimination rounds driven by fan voting, five winning performers will be selected to form the final band, which will perform its debut single on the season finale and receive a recording contract at Hollywood Records.
Chris Cornell, the dynamic vocalist and guitarist whose versatile showmanship as Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog's frontman was a signpost of the grunge era, died by suicide Wednesday night. He was 52. The singer's most memorable moments: Soundgarden's grunge classics, Audioslave's hits and his poetic solo material
Cornell killed himself by hanging, according to the Wayne County Medical Examiner. A full autopsy report was still being completed as of Thursday afternoon. "Chris's death is a loss that escapes words and has created an emptiness in my heart that will never be filled. As everyone who knew him commented, Chris was a devoted father and husband. He was my best friend," His Wife Vicky wrote.
"His world revolved around his family first and, of course, his music second. He flew home for Mother's Day to spend time with our family. He flew out mid-day Wednesday, the day of the show, after spending time with the children. When we spoke before the show, we discussed plans for a vacation over Memorial Day and other things we wanted to do."
R.I.P. Chris Cornell (1964 - 2017)
Chris Cornell - Stop Me feat. James Fauntleroy (DJ Freakiii Mix) (09')
American music producer, rapper and TV personality Timbaland doesn’t feign humility when declaring that he doesn’t have challenges to overcome anymore. “In producing, there are no challenges for me—I’ve been doing it for 20-something years already, it’s no longer a challenge,” Timbaland, aka Tim Mosely, told the Inquirer in a phone interview. “Right now, it’s more like, I want to touch everything in music, dabble in all parts of it.”
He did concede that these days, he thinks a lot about one thing: “I try to be in every soccer or basketball game. I want my sound to be everywhere. That’s the challenge, to figure out how to put my sound in everything that plays music!” Timbaland, whose prior collaborators include Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott, Nelly Furtado, OneRepublic, Drake and the late Aaliyah, is also taking on a different role—as a mentor to aspiring music artists in the reality tilt, “The Pop Game” (Lifetime, Tuesdays, 9 p.m.). The Grammy winner will record and produce the song of the winning aspirant.
Timbaland is taking some time off crafting chart-topping hits to groom a new generation of pop stars. The 45-year-old songwriter-producer – whose work includes Justin Timberlake’s Sexyback, OneRepublic’s Apologize and Nelly Furtado’s Say It Right – is serving as a coach on The Pop Game, a 10-episode reality series aimed at developing the artistry of five teen singers. “It’s about the future of music. My interest was in being a part of generations and generations to come in terms of music,” Timbaland says.
One of these five aspiring singers – Ashlund Jade, 13, Cravetay, 16, Grant Landis, 17, Ian Grey, 15, Madysyn Rose, 15 – will walk away with a recording contract with Timbaland’s label, Mosley Music Group. Besides The Pop Game, Timbaland recently released a country song with Brad Paisley called Grey Goose Chase. This was rather an unexpected move for him. “I’ve always wanted to do country, I love country. It was something that I wanted to experience and Brad reached out and we made it happen,” he shares.
Brad Paisley is blending genres again with his new album, and Timbaland says their collaboration is not as far-fetched as it might seem. Timbaland is a producer, singer-songwriter and rapper who’s worked with a Who’s Who that includes Madonna and Justin Timberlake, and he collaborated with Paisley on his new album, Love & War. He co-wrote and is featured on two tracks from Paisley’s project titled “Grey Goose Chase” and “Solar Power Girls.”
In an interview with Taste of Country, Timbaland reveals that he’s always seen a connection between hip-hop and bluegrass music. “The rhythms in bluegrass are almost kind of like the rhythms how I hear,” he explains. “It’s almost a similarity because how I hear rhythm in the colors that I see in bluegrass almost the same colors I see in hip-hop.” Interestingly enough, the producer envisions the genres in actual hues, seeing them both as the color purple. But it’s the messages behind the songs that he believes unite the two seemingly disparate forms of music.
No need to be from the Carolinas to shout the hook from Petey Pablo's "Raise Up" at the top of your lungs: the N.C. MC's 2001 debut single not only peaked at No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100, but became an enduring hype anthem for those ready to take their shirts off and celebrate, regardless of location. The slapping Timbaland production -- which incorporates the sounds of the UNC Tar Heels' marching band -- provided the ideal sound bed for Pablo's gritty chant,
"This one's for North Carolina! Come on and raise up/ Take your shirt off, twist it 'round your hand/ Spin it like a helicopter!" With "Raise Up" making Billboard's Best Choruses of the 21st Century list, Raleigh's resident Mr. Freek-A-Leek hopped on the phone to discuss repping N.C. and how a (real) helicopter actually inspired the "Raise Up" hook.