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Timbaland To Exec Produce Nas' Upcoming Album?

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Star producer Timbaland is hot on the heels of successfully crafting two of the year’s biggest releases in Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience and Jay Z’s Magna Carta… Holy Grail. And yet, even with those accomplishments under his belt, Timbo the King is only getting started. Not only will he be playing sound architect once more for JT, this time for the crooner’s 20/20 sequel come September 27, but Tim is also focused on making greater noise on the hip-hop front, namely with Nas. “I told Jay the person that gets me from hip-hop now, their album is going to be phenomenal,” the beatsmith told REVOLT before revealing, “And that’s Nas.” The Grammy Award-winning producer also name-dropped a new star-studded record from God’s Son that is currently in the stash (possibly for Esco’s Life Is Good follow-up). Sure to be quite an audible treat, the new record, “Sinatra in the Sand,” packs a high profile collaboration that features Jay Z and Justin Timberlake. “Nas got a song right now with him, Jay and Justin that’s completely stupid,” Tim unveiled. “It’s called ‘Sinatra in the Sand’ and Justin sounds like Frank Sinatra.” Sure, that isn’t enough details to whet the appetites of those hungry Nas fanatics, but heck, it’s Nas news nonetheless and appeasing enough to hold us over until any more news surfaces about the pending album. Timbo, Nas, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake together on one track? Guess we now know what else happened on this legendary night. Refraining from dropping any more info on the now-highly anticipated song, Tim also gave an update on his femcee pal Missy Elliott. Last year, the two collaborated for two brand new singles (“9th Inning” and “Triple Threat”) that were released but failed to make as much of an impact. Since the release of the two records, Missy has since been MIA on the music surface. However, according to Timbo, that’s all about to change. “She was like, I ain’t gonna lie that commercial inspired me,” he said about his longtime friend’s response to the high profile 30 sec. Samsung ads shot for Jay Z’s MCHG, that also featured Timbo.  Another topic discussed was of the late songstress Aaliyah, who was frequent collaborators with the two stars. Giving his opinion on the Aaliyah features by both Chris Brown (“Don’t Think They Know”) and Drake (“Enough Said”), Timbo dished out his two cents saying, “In music, people always say, ‘Oh I’m going to do a song with Aaliyah’ [but] it will never work,” he explained. “Chris Brown got a record, it won’t work. Drake got a record, it ain’t gonna work because Aaliyah music only work with it’s soulmate, which is me,” he further commented. Together with Timbo and Missy, Aaliyah was able to make classics during her short career as seen on the late songstress’ 1996 opus, One in A Million as well as her eponymous album in 2001, Aaliyah. The chemistry showcased between both sides was incredible enough to make plenty of hits. In 2012, after news broke that Drake was reportedly working on a posthumous Aaliyah album, Tim and Missy expressed disbelief on the project, telling NYC’s Power 105.1 radio station morning show The Breakfast Club that no one had even reached out to them about working on an album. Despite the former sentiments, everything seems to be well between both sides now, with Tim even confirming it. Speaking on his favorable feelings towards Drake’s “Started From the Bottom” single, Tim said, ‘it was a totally different sound and Drake told me, ‘Man I had to really battle with myself—I want to be the first person to change.’ When he said that I was like, He’s going to be here for a long time.” “I talked to big brother Jay and was like we got to embrace this young soldier,” he continued. “We really added to the bloodline when we adopted DJ Khaled and [when] we adopted Drake.” Guess we can possibly look out for Timbaland x Drake collaboration soon, right?
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