Jay-Z Taps Timbaland for Forthcoming Album
According to Timbaland, Jay-Z is already gearing up for his 11th album and the rapper wants the Grammy-winning producer to work on the upcoming project. “He wants me to do the whole thing this time around,” Timbaland said in a recent interview. “I’mma make it a classic too. You better believe it. It’ll be a monster! I always say this: You get a first single from me, I’mma get you up to gold. And it’s hard to get you up to gold in this day [and age].”
Timbo and Hova last teamed up on 2003’s ‘Dirt Off Your Shoulder’ off ‘The Black Album,’ which was promoted as the hip-hop mogul’s final album. Three years later, Jay returned with ‘Kingdom Come,’ which boasted production by Just Blaze, Kanye West and Dr. Dre. Jay and Timbaland made magic in 2000 with the summer anthem ‘Big Pimpin’,’ featuring UGK.
“The world is ‘Big Pimpin’.’ ‘Big Pimpin’ ‘ is an international hit, so we wanna do 10 of those,” Timbaland proclaimed. “Some of the songs gonna sound like M.I.A. would rap on some of the beats. You gonna be like, ‘Whoa!’ But it’s Jay on ’em. That means it reaches everywhere. I’mma have songs with bagpipes. The music is gonna be so worldwide, he’ll be able to tour the rest of his life, maybe, off just this one album. The Jay-Z album is gonna be phenomenal. You know why? We don’t care. We’re doing great music just to do it. We doing it for our fans who love us to say we ain’t quit. I’m doing it ’cause that’s my homeboy.”