If you were around in the 2000's then you'd remember that Timbaland had the whole damn world in a chokehold for the better part of a decade, whether it was hip-hop, RnB, or pop, Timbo had you covered.
And in a promising turn of events, Timbaland himself has shared that two of his most frequent collaborators, Missy Elliott and Justin Timberlake, are making new projects with Timbo at the helm of production.
In an interview with Variety, the Virginia Beach producer explained that his work with Timberlake is reminiscent of 2006’s FutureSex/LoveSounds and said it’s up to the singer when he wants to release it.
“We just finished up,” Timbaland explains. “Now it’s really on him how and when he envisions it to come out, but it’s done, and it’s coming.”
“It’s fun Justin — it’s like FutureSex/LoveSounds but nothing too heavy, just giving you what you expect from us. Music is a young sport — of course, we’ve both seen a lot of life, but you have to bring out the 13-year-old kid again, you know? We had songs that maybe were too complicated, so we said we want it to feel like FutureSex part two, so we did songs that will fit that.”
And in the case of Queen Missy, she shared that her forthcoming album could be here in time for summer in the US which is winter down in these parts of the world.
“We’ve got a lot of songs we’re gonna start recording soon, and my dream is to have it out around her birthday in July. I want it to sound how she looks — she looks incredible right now. We both look like we 19. I know how Missy works: It’s got to be new and fun — or maybe not so much new as kind of underground, and everything is upbeat.
“Some of it has a kind of Latin feel to it, almost a Bad Bunny effect, some of it’s kinda like underground Brazilian funk,” the mega producer said. “People gonna eat it up — and it might reach a different demographic of people. It’s like it’s her doing… not reggaeton but Missy-ton.”
Whatever the genre, we’re HYPED for some new Missy, JT and Timbo!