Timbaland Prepares New Album 'Shock Value'
The first single from the album, “Give It to Me," features Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado, two artists that Timbaland has had worldwide chart success with as a producer.
The Norfolk, VA native is also up for three Grammy Awards this year as a producer/artist for his work on Nelly Furtado's No. 1 hit single "Promiscuous" and Justin Timberlake's No.1 hit single, "SexyBack."
“Shock Value is sequenced like a movie,” Timbaland said “It’s a non-stop flow that tells a story. My mission is to blow up the boundaries and tear down the limits. I'm not getting away from what I'm known for; I'm just going to a place where it's all about the music, not about the labels on the music. I'm taking my music outside of the box. That's why I call it Shock Value -- from the artists to the production, it will shock the system.”
Shock Value, which hits stores Mar. 28, also boasts appearances from Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, The Hives, She Wants Revenge, Fall Out Boy and a high-profile collaboration with pop icon, Elton John.
The new album is Timbaland's follow up to his debut solo project, Tim's Bio, which was released in 1998.
Timbaland is currently on tour as a special guest on Timberlake's current 2007 FutureSex/LoveShow World Tour, where he is debuting selected beats and original music from his Shock Value project.
The 38-date North American leg of the FutureSex/LoveShow World Tour, with opening act Pink, kicked off in San Diego, CA on Jan. 8 and runs through March.