Milli Beatz x Interview, Talks Timbaland

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How Instagram Connected Timbaland To His Distant New Protégé. Not every day does a four-time-Grammy-award-winning super-producer stumble upon your music, but for young German Jetmir Salii (better known as Milli Beatz), this unheard-of good fortune happened. A Timbaland fan who had been inspired to make music in the first place by “Indian Flute,” Milli logged on to Instagram one day and opened a DM that surprisingly wasn’t from a struggle rapper inquiring after free beats—instead, it was a life-changing message from the King himself, Timbaland.

Wasting no time, the VA legend took the Switzerland-based soundsmith under his wing and presented him a co-publishing deal with ole-Bluestone, which Milli gladly sealed with his signature. Since then, the two have co-produced records for Pusha T and Bryson Tiller’s platinum album, T R A P S O U L, among other projects. As Milli took a brief intermission from working on the project Textbook Timbo, I got the chance to speak with him and his manager, Larry Live, to figure out how everything unfolded for the young protégé.
“Indian Flute”


R.I.P. Aaliyah

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On 25 August 2001, singer Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash, cutting short the life and career of one of the brightest and most promising talents in pop and R&B. The music world was, understandably, in shock – Aaliyah was just 22 and, while she had been having hits since her early teens, was beginning to enter the most successful and innovative phase of her career. R.I.P. Baby Girl.

Aaliyah - Are You That Somebody feat. Timbaland (98')

Tink - Modern Wave feat. Timbaland (Official Video) (2016)

Here is the Official Video to Tink’s Timbaland produced tune 'Modern Wave' from her new mixtape 'Winter's Diary 4' directed by Julius Conway.

Tink Releases ‘Winter's Diary 4’ With 2 Timbaland Tracks

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Tink just released her new Mixtape Winter's Diary 4’ with 2 new Timbaland tracks with ‘Show It’ and ‘Modern Wave’ that features also Timbaland on the tune. She also collaborated with 1500 Or Nothin', The Cookin Soul, Jahlil Beats and more. Remember Tink’s Can U Hear Me Now’ beat, well that tune is not produced by Timbaland at all, it’s produced by ‘Dyhmn’ who also made the cut with that Interlude on the Mixtape, check out the Timbaland Tracks below and download the mixtape HERE.

Tink - Show It (16') Tink - Modern Wave feat. (Timbaland) (16') Image Hosted by
Tink - Winter's Diary 4 (2016)
  1. Lime Light (Lynus)
  2. If It All Falls Down (1500 Or Nothin')
  3. Show It (Timbaland)
  4. Be Single (Interlude) (The Cookin Soul)
  5. Wet Aquafina (DJ Wes, Contraband Nabeyin)
  6. Surprizes (DJ Wes)
  7. Stay On It (C Sick)
  8. Your Side
  9. Nothing Else Matters (DJ Wes, Tyler Jasper)
  10. MVP (Jahlil Beats)
  11. Real Upgrade (DJ Wes)
  12. What Is Real Love (KC Beatz)
  13. Modern Wave feat. (Timbaland)
  14. Pullin Up (Interlude) (Dyhmn)
  15. Blood Sweat & Tears (KC Beatz)

Timbaland & Magoo - Beep Beep (Instrumental) (DJ) (97’)

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Jacob aka Kaizer Soza just remaked the classic Timbaland & Magoo tune ‘Beep Beep’ from Timbaland and Magoo's 1997 album ‘Welcome To Our World’, peep it below.

Timbaland & Magoo - Beep Beep (Instrumental) (97')

Timbaland Talks Working On Zumba Project

Timbaland is crafting songs for STRONG by Zumba, a new non-dance inspired workout focusing on high-intensity interval training, bodyweight exercises and strength training paired with music to match every move. "I've always been into fitness, and music is a big part of exercising for me, and I feel like STRONG by Zumba was a great way — with my edge, my music style — to put it together," the 44-year-old Grammy winner said in an interview Tuesday. Image Hosted by
The Timbaland-produced song "Nobody," performed by his new girl group, Obs3ssed, will be used by STRONG by Zumba instructors during training sessions; the track won't be available for sale or streaming. Timbaland is also working on another song with fellow producer Scott Storch for the program. STRONG by Zumba isn't like typical Zumba classes where Latin dances are at the forefront. Timbaland says his music is designed to help people get through workouts with more ease and inspire people to push their limits at the gym.

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"(STRONG is) a step out for them. I think what they were really doing by working with someone like Timbaland, it's almost like you've been typecast into a certain role ...when you step out and do something different than what you've done before, then you look to make a splash and bring a different type of energy to it," said Ntiedo Etuk, CEO of YG Studios, an online platform that pairs trainers with clients.

Zumba has worked with other musicians, including Daddy Yankee and Don Omar. Timbaland said he's never taken a Zumba class, but "thought it was interesting." He performed at the Zumba Instructor Convention in Orlando, Florida, last month. Timbaland is executive music producer for the hit TV series "Empire." He has produced hits for Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, Nelly Furtado and others. "That's what I am — I am music. I try to find all different types of avenues to express my talent when it comes to music," he said.


Beyoncé Talks About The Story Behind ‘Drunk In Love’

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Arguably, Beyoncé has become the biggest popstar in the world. While Taylor Swift and Adele might just overtake her in sales, no one has a bigger cultural impact and holds more musical significance than Beysus does today. When we were first introduced to the Houston-born singer in Destiny's Child in the '90s, no-one could have anticipated that Beyoncé would go on to have one of the most successful solo careers of all time. But what are the stories behind the hits that made Beyoncé the Queen B? Here is the story behind the ‘Detail’ and ‘Timbaland’ produced tune ‘Drunk In Love’.

'Drunk In Love' was written while Beyoncé was actually getting drunk. While 'Drunk In Love' wasn't meant to be the lead single off of Beyoncé's self-titled visual album, the way the record was released and the fact that radio execs were just sent the whole record to pick the songs they wanted to play, meant that sheer popularity forced the track into public consciousness. In a making-of video uploaded to YouTube, Beyoncé said that she wrote about 80 songs for the project. "[I]t was the songs that were more effortless for me that stuck around that I still love that I loved a year ago when I recorded them," she said.


The Lox Are In The Studio With Timbaland

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The wait for a studio album from the Yonkers, New York rap trio known as The Lox (Sheek Louch, Styles P and Jadakiss) may soon come to an end. Sheek Louch and Styles P spoke briefly on the album, tentatively titled We Are The Streets 2 with XXL Mag two year ago and they have been in the studio with Timbaland today. “What fans should expect is a full length LOX album and three solo albums,” Styles P added. The previously worked together on ‘We Are The Streets16 years ago on the tune ‘Ryde Or Die Bitch’ featuring Timbaland, Eve and Drag-On, stay tuned for more information.
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The LOX - Ryde Or Die Bitch feat. Timbaland, Eve & Drag-On (00') *

Ms. Jade - Talking Dirty feat. Timbaland (02')

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After exactly 14 years later, we finally get the full version of the Timbaland produced tune ‘Talking Dirty’ by Ms. Jade. This is considered one of the rarest Timbaland tune, the BeatClub signee Ms. Jade released her debut album ‘Girl Interrupted’ back in 2002 entirely produced by Timbo The King and few of the gems didn’t get the actual album like this tune, which only a snippet leaked, check out the full tune below thanks to random.

Ms. Jade - Talking Dirty feat. Timbaland (02')

Timbaland & Magoo - Up Jumps Da Boogie (Remix) (Instrumental) (16’)

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And here is another remake of Kaizer Soza, this time around he remade the ‘Up Jumps Da Boogie (Remix)’ beat by Timbaland & Magoo from their 1997 album ‘Welcome To Our World’.

Timbaland & Magoo - Up Jumps Da Boogie (Remix) (Instrumental) (97’)

Timbaland Teams Up With Scott Storch For ‘Zumba’

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Timbaland and longtime collaborator Scott Storch have been in the studio to work on some new muzika for the project ‘Zumba’, a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez during the 1990s, you can check out a snippet below. Image Hosted by
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Missy Elliott - Busa Rhyme, Dangerous Mouths & U Can't Resist (Instrumentals) (DJ) (1999)

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Producer Jacob C. Thompson aka Kaizer Soza managed once again to remake Timbaland’s classic Instrumentals by Missy Elliott with ‘Busa Rhyme’, ‘Dangerous Mouths’ and ‘U Can't Resist’, check out the Instrumentals below.

Missy Elliott - Busa Rhyme (Instrumental) (DJ) (99') Missy Elliott - Dangerous Mouths (Instrumental) (DJ) (99') Missy Elliott - U Can't Resist (Instrumental) (DJ) (99')

Timbaland At VH1’s Hip Hop Honors With Nelly Furtado & Co.

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Timbaland & Nelly Furtado are at the 36 minute mark.


Timbaland Talks SubPac With

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By Jessica Naziri. The future of listening to music is feeling it, according to Timbaland. Everyone likes a good vibration — which is why recording artist Timbaland teamed up with SubPac, a Los Angeles-based startup that has created a wearable device set to redefine entertainment through new immersive physical-sound technology. Timbaland says he is on a mission to bring the feeling back (he’s already brought sexy back with Justin Timberlake) by connecting his passion of music with technology to revolutionize the way we consume, listen to and interact with music.

“You’re going to change the word listen to feel,” says Timbaland. “It’s about whole body, completing the experience.” It’s no secret that digital has disrupted the industry, but it is now being embraced in innovative ways. SubPac’s immersive physical-sound technology tries to bring music to life, expanding beyond an audio concept to a full-body experience. SubPac is creating its own physical-sound category through two unique products: the SubPac M2, a wearable vest, and the SubPac S2, a seatback device.


Timbaland Performs At Annual Zumba Convention Fitness Concert

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Pictures by Vijay Lalwani. Grammy award-winning producer Timbaland linked up with reggae superstar Shaggy during the 2016 Zumba Instructor Convention Fitness Concert in Orlando. Timbo headlined a lineup that included Zumba’s creator, Beto Perez, 7-year old viral hit Balang, and Pop/R&B girls group Obs3ssed. Timbaland and co. performed in front of more than 7,500 Zumba instructors from around the globe dancing in-sync with choreography to their music.

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Aaliyah At The Teen Choice Awards (August 6th 2000)

Rapper Skinny Talks Meeting Timbaland

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Skinny is an interesting figure within hip-hop. With the rise of internet rappers and the rise of Yeezy as a fashion icon, there has become a lot of uniformity in the game. In terms of how people dress, sound, talk and even flow, it’s hard to find people who particularly stick out. Skinny is an anomaly — at least in terms of his story and appearance. He is a rapper from Saudi Arabia who has enormous dreads, a Bob Marley tattoo on his right arm and can often be found shirtless. His persona seems larger than life. He sat down with RespectMag to talk about his new projects among other things and how he met Timbaland, check it out below.

RESPECT.So you’ve been making music since you were 14. At what point did you think, “this could become real for me. This could become my career and I actually have a shot at this?”
Um, the point when I got validation pretty much from Timbaland. It was like six years ago. I was in the studio with him and I played my first record. He made me play 14 songs and just jumped on one of my tracks. So at that point I was like, ‘Hey if Timbaland’s f***ing with me..’ You know, it gave me the confidence really to push my s**t.


Raja Kumari & Timbaland In The Studio

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Timbaland & Co. To Honor Missy Elliott At VH1 Hip Hop Honors

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By Adelle Platon. VH1 Hip Hop Honors is rolling out the red carpet for female trailblazers and pioneers in hip-hop for a star-studded ceremony in New York later this month. The tribute for honoree Missy Elliott will be no exception as her closest collaborators Pharrell, Timbaland, Nelly Furtado, Remy Ma, Fat Joe, Trina, Tweet, Keyshia Cole, Raven Symone, Fantasia and Hip Hop Honors host Eve will pay homage to Misdemeanor, according to the network.

Following its six-year hiatus, VH1 Hip Hop Honors will honor Elliott alongside Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim and Salt-N-Pepa at New York's David Geffen Hall at the Lincoln Center on Monday, July 11 at 9 p.m. ET. The Virginia multi-hyphenate recently racked up 42 million views on YouTube with her Pharrell-assisted jam "WTF (Where They From)," released last November. The track also hit the top 10 of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart upon its debut. Past honorees include Tupac Shakur, Russell Simmons and Public Enemy, among others.


Tamela Mann Has Timbaland On Upcoming Album 'One Way'

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Gospel singer Tamella Mann will release her fourth studio album 'One Way' in September via Tillymann Music/RED Distribution. The album's all-star guest producer credits, in addition to Kirk Franklin, include Eric Dawkins, King Logan, Shaun Martin and Timbaland on the tune 'Through It All', stay tuned for more information, thanks to David Primer.

Tamela Mann - One Way (September 9)
  1. One Way
  2. Through It All feat. Timbaland
  3. Jesus Again
  4. God Provides
  5. We Exalt Your Name
  6. Potter
  7. That's What He Said
  8. For My Good
  9. Change Me
  10. Greater
  11. Press
  12. Say Oh