Timbaland Goes Solo, Recruits 50 & JT For New CD
The as-yet-untitled disc is set for a tentative March release and will be the super-producer's first release since 2001's Under Construction Pt. II, a collaborative effort with his long time partner Magoo. Though not confirmed, it is believed that the lead single off the album will be the song "Give It To Me", which features both Timberlake and Furtado.
Straying away from a strictly hip-hop formula, Timbo is hoping to experiment and bring a new sound to the forefront with this latest effort.
"He ventures into the alternative world and the real pop world," said Timbaland protégé Nate "Danja" Hills in an interview with Billboard. "He has so many different sounds from hip-hop, to pop, to rock on this album. And he pulls every single one of them off perfectly." He continues, "His ear is more attuned to an international sound. Any type of music with a crazy melody, he is automatically attracted to. He knows how to transform those melodies to something urban. He knows how to put the oomph behind something pretty, or melodic and big. When you get the right vocals on it, it turns into something crazy international."
The highly anticipated disc is rumored to boast guest appearances from artists including Bjork, Missy Elliot, and G-Unit boss 50 Cent among others. Fans who plan on catching Justin Timberlake on his current tour may also be privileged to catch a sneak preview of Timbo's new material, as he is rumored to have his own section in the show according to Hills.