Timbaland News

Universal Is Being Sued Over Justin Timberlake & Jay Z's "Suit & Tie"
Universal Is Being Sued Over Justin Timberlake & Jay Z's "Suit & Tie" Jan 7, 2016 at 02:40pm
Universal Music Group is being sued over a potentially unauthorized sample used in Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie," which featured Jay Z and was produced by Timbaland. The single peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 100 and appeared on Timberlake'd 2013 album The 20/20 Experience.
Timbaland Reveals "King Stays King" Tracklist
Timbaland Reveals "King Stays King" Tracklist Dec 21, 2015 at 01:17pm
Timbaland is gearing up to release a new mixtape on Christmas day, King Stays King. The producer has been putting in work on Pusha T's new album, Darkest Before Dawn, and of course "Empire," but hasn't forgotten about his personal music.  For the Christmas Day release, Timbo taps Young Thug, Tink, Rico Richie, Mila J, Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Migos and many more. Take a look below.
Timbaland Announces "King Stays King" Mixtape
Timbaland Announces "King Stays King" Mixtape Dec 16, 2015 at 01:47pm
We're stil waiting on Timbaland to drop Textbook Timbo, the project he promised he'd released before the end of the year, as well as his upcoming album Opera Noir Instead of either of these projects, looks were getting King Stays King, a 16-track mixtape that is slated to drop on December 25th. King Stays King will feature appearances from Mila J, Young Thug, Blaze, & Rich Homie Quan. It will also feature on unreleased track from Timbo's old collaborator Aaliyah. 
Missy Elliott's Dopest Music Videos
Missy Elliott's Dopest Music Videos Dec 5, 2015 at 04:57pm
If you’re reading this, it means hip hop plays a big part in your life. You’ve got memories from years ago that helped to cement your fandom of the genre. For me, one of those nostalgic checkpoints is making sure I’d get home from school in time to catch Missy Elliott’s music videos playing on MTV TRL and BET’s 106 & Park. Her songs were catchy as hell, but they were made even more noteworthy once the always imaginative accompanying music video dropped for the public to savor.
Justin Timberlake & Timbaland Might Make A Country Album
Justin Timberlake & Timbaland Might Make A Country Album Nov 18, 2015 at 02:14pm
Justin Timberlake and Timbaland have been working together since the former's debut album Justified, but by the time FutureSex/LoveSounds dropped, it was clear that they were an inseparable creative force. The two reunited after a considerable hiatus for the one-two punch of The 20/20 Experience parts 1 and 2 in 2013, which found them in slightly more comfortable territory, but according to Timbo, their next project could be their boldest move yet.
Classic Rotation: Jay Z's "The Black Album"
Classic Rotation: Jay Z's "The Black Album" Nov 14, 2015 at 10:37am
Jay Z’s Black Album is an objective classic. When Jay announced that the follow-up to his Blueprints was going to be his last record ever, the hype reached a rapid boil. He employed all of his best collaborators for beats, and featured no other rappers. This was to be Jay’s farewell address, and despite the fact that he came back a few years later (like all the greats seem to do), that vibe is still present throughout the record.
Pusha T Drops New Single "Untouchable"
Pusha T Drops New Single "Untouchable" Nov 12, 2015 at 12:10pm
Pusha T was teasing the lyrics and Donda-designed cover art for a new single, "Untouchable." This afternoon he's dropped off the full record, via the G.O.O.D. Music website, and it's just as scathing as one might expect from King Push. Not to mention, it's got blistering production from Timbaland who samples the Notorious B.I.G.
Pusha T Shares Lyrics To "Untouchable," Takes Some Subliminal Shots
Pusha T Shares Lyrics To "Untouchable," Takes Some Subliminal Shots Nov 10, 2015 at 12:48pm
Pusha T was just announced as the new President of GOOD Music, so he's very much feeling himself at this moment. What better time to share a new track and take some subliminal shots at his competition?While Push has yet to deliver the audio version of his Timbaland-produced track "Untouchable," he has shared an annotated version of the lyrics via Genius, and while you can't bang it in the whip just yet, it should get people talking.
Timbaland Unveils "The Emperor Of Sound" Memoir
Timbaland Unveils "The Emperor Of Sound" Memoir Nov 2, 2015 at 02:39pm
Timbaland has had a long and extremely successful career, working with the likes of Jodeci, Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, and producing some of the most influential music of the last twenty years. Later this month, fans can get the inside scoop on Timbo's storied past when he releases his memoir The Emperor Of Sound. Co-written with Veronica Chambers, the hardcover book will provide a look inside the mind of one of our generations great songwriters.
Jay Z & Timbaland Testify In Court For “Big Pimpin” Trial
Jay Z & Timbaland Testify In Court For “Big Pimpin” Trial Oct 15, 2015 at 01:21am
Jay Z & long time collaborator, Timbaland, showed up to an L.A. court room on Tuesday & Wednesday to testify in a trial surrounding copyright infringement over their 1999 hit collab “Big Pimpin’.” The two are being sued by the heirs of Baligh Hamdi, an Egyptian composer who created the 1957 song “Khosara Khosa.”
5 Artists Aaliyah Influenced
5 Artists Aaliyah Influenced Aug 26, 2015 at 01:56pm
Although she passed away fourteen years ago at the all-too-young age of 22, Aaliyah still fervently burns like an R&B sun, atop the solar system of artists that she fuels and influences posthumously. Despite her age, her career lasted nearly a decade. Her sex appeal, style, and squad of collaborators, who are also mega-stars in their own right created the perfect storm to set pop music on a course that is still traveled by some of music’s best and brightest to this day.
Pusha T Reveals Producers On "King Push," Reacts To Praise From N.W.A.
Pusha T Reveals Producers On "King Push," Reacts To Praise From N.W.A. Aug 17, 2015 at 06:40pm
Dr. Dre's co-sign has affected the careers of rappers like Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Kendrick Lamar, so praise from the legendary producer is quite an honor. In a recent interview with Billboard, Dre, along with the surviving members of N.W.A. (Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella) shared his favorite emcees of the moment -- which happened to be Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Pusha T.
Jay Z & Timbaland Expected To Testify In "Big Pimpin" Lawsuit
Jay Z & Timbaland Expected To Testify In "Big Pimpin" Lawsuit Aug 12, 2015 at 10:16am
Jay Z and Timbaland are headed to court over their 1999 hit, "Big Pimpin" off Jay's album Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter. The record is an iconic one, mainly because of the sample Timbaland used-- and it's that same sample that's now coming back to haunt the duo. At the time the track was recorded and released, Timbo paid EMI $100,000 for use of the Middle Eastern song "Khosara, Khosara," composed by Baligh Hamdy. EMI claimed to have the rights to the song via a deal with an Egyptian company and an agreement with Hamdy's family.
Timbaland Is Sitting On Unreleased Aaliyah Music, Promises "Sneak Peek"
Timbaland Is Sitting On Unreleased Aaliyah Music, Promises "Sneak Peek" Aug 8, 2015 at 09:46pm
Timbaland took to Instagram to confirm that he is sitting on unreleased music by Aaliyah. "Attention!!!!! People ask me all the time do I have any babegirl music we haven't heard!!!!!" he wrote. "Well the answer is YES!!!!!!!! TIMBO x BABEGIRL !!!!! Sneak peak coming !!!!!!!" Timbaland produced much of Aaliyah's second album One In A Million and three songs on her self-titled third album.
Tink's New Mixtape Is Coming This Month
Tink's New Mixtape Is Coming This Month Jul 19, 2015 at 12:25pm
Whether you've only recently discovered Tink, or you've been following her for years,you've probably made your way back through Winter's Diary 2. The R&B-centric project is easily among the rapper and singer's best work, so the announcement of Winter's Diary 3 is an exciting one for Tink fans.
Lauryn Hill, Jay-Z, & Timbaland Honored At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards
Lauryn Hill, Jay-Z, & Timbaland Honored At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards Jun 27, 2015 at 02:31am
ASCAP's 28th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards Thursday night honored Lauryn Hill with the ASCAP Golden Note Award, and Jay-Z and Timbaland took home four songwriting trophies apiece. Past recipients of the Golden Note Award include Pharrell, Dr. Dre, Alicia Keys, Diddy, LL Cool J, Jermaine Dupri, Jay-Z, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, and Quincy Jones. Hill accepted the award in front of an industry crowd at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.
Missy Elliott's New Single Will Be Produced By Pharrell
Missy Elliott's New Single Will Be Produced By Pharrell Jun 26, 2015 at 05:14pm
We've been waiting on a new Missy Elliott album ever since she heralded her comeback by crashing Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show earlier this year, and despite no official news of a release date or title, it would appear that we're getting closer. Last night at the ASCAP awards, Timbaland announced that her first single will be arriving shortly, and will be produced by none other than Pharrell.
Hip-Hop Reacts To Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair Cover
Hip-Hop Reacts To Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair Cover Jun 2, 2015 at 02:22pm
The Kardashian/Jenner clan truly broke the Internet yesterday (June 1). Kim and Kanye announced their second child, only to be overshadowed by even bigger news, as Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) officially presented herself to the world by appearing on the cover of Vanity Fair.