Jamie Foxx sat down with Sway Calloway to promote his new album ‘Hollywood’ which is due May 18th and releaved a story about Timbaland when he told him not to use a song he tought it’ll be a hit, check out the hilarious Interview, the Timbaland part starts at 16:15.
Jamie Foxx Impressionates Timbaland & Tells A Funny Story About Him
In the US, Empire is 2015's hottest new TV show, with over 23 million viewers tuning in to March's Season One finale. Now E4 has snapped up the rights to the musical drama series created by Lee Daniels (The Butler) and Danny Strong (The Hunger Games - Mockingjay), giving British viewers the chance to discover why America's become so obsessed.
Basically, there's a lot to get obsessed about. The unapologetically soapy show centres on a fictional hip-hop music and entertainment company, Empire, owned by Terence Howard's rapper-turned-mogul Lucious Lyon, who pits his three sons against one another to find a rightful heir after being diagnosed with a terminal degenerative disease that, obviously, he isn't telling anyone about.
Throw in some impressive original music executive produced by Timbaland, guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Rita Ora and Mary J. Blige, and Courtney Love in a recurring role as a drug-addicted rock star on the comeback trail, and Empire is genuinely unmissable TV. NME met up with Taraji P. Henson recently to find out her take on the show's success.
The music on the show, awesomely, was executive produced by Timbaland. Is he on set much?
"He comes every now and again. He has a producing partner, Jim Beanz, who's pretty much in Chicago [where Empire is filmed] with the cast all the time. But Timbaland comes in and out and has a lot of say and does the final remixing of all the tracks. He is very hands on, but he's not on set every day because he has so many other projects going on. Because he's so busy, sometimes the guys have to fly down to Miami to record with him. He's so brilliant at what he does, he's like a Quincy Jones of today."
Snoop Dogg just dropped his second single 'So Many Pros' produced by The Neptunes from his upcoming collaborative album with Pharrell titled ‘Bush’. The tune was planned to be Timbaland’s first single to his scrapped ‘Shock Value 3’ album that was supposed to drop back in 2013, and they even shot the video for it, but it didn’t make the final cut. The first version features also Justin Timberlake on the tune, but the final version has Charlie Wilson and Pharrell on the vocals, check out the Official Video above directed by Francois Rousselet as well as the first version with Timbaland below.
Timbaland - Been It feat. Pharrell & Justin Timberlake (Live) (13')
Now check out this Dime out. Internet Blogger Aziz managed to get her hands on Aaliyah’s ‘Hot Like Fire’ Acapella from 1996, which is pretty much rare as hell, make sure to check it out below, before it vanishes.
Aaliyah - Hot Like Fire feat. Timbaland & Missy Elliott (Acapella) (96') Aaliyah - Hot Like Fire feat. Timbaland & Missy Elliott (96') Aaliyah - Hot Like Fire feat. Timbaland & Missy Elliott (Feel My Horns Mix) (97') Aaliyah - Hot Like Fire feat. Timbaland & Missy Elliott (Timbaland's Groove Mix) (97')
By Rob Copsey. OfficialCharts.Com talked to the singer about his latest single, forthcoming album and working with Timbaland. It's been 18 months since Conor Maynard scored his fifth consecutive Top 10 hit with R U Crazy, the first single from his forthcoming, not-yet-finished second album.
“It was one of those things that was all sent over email, so in theory I could have been completely catfished. I don’t even know how he was on email because it was all done through the label! It was so weird when he sent the demo over because it’s him singing it, and his voice is so different to mine. We might actually leave some of his vocals on the track but either way, I hope the demo leaks because he sounds great and so different on it.” “What surprised us about the song is how un-Timbaland it sounds. I don’t think it’s immediately obvious that he’s behind the song.”