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On July 13th Swizz Beatz challenged Timbaland to a beat battle at the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor press conference in Brooklyn. The next day Timbaland accepted and the rest was history… check out the video.

Timbaland and Maluma In the Studio

Timbaland and Maluma have been in the studio cookin’ up something amazing. We can’t wait to share it with the world, more soon…

Timbaland Joins ABC’s ‘Boy Band’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Grammy Award-winner Timbaland has joined ABC’s upcoming singing-competition series “Boy Band.” The veteran producer will serve alongside Spice Girl Emma Bunton and Backstreet Boy Nick Carter as one of three judges — referred to on the series as “architects.”
He also joins Rita Ora, who is set to host the show.

“I’m excited to be a part of this show and come on as an architect to help guide the next generation of undiscovered talent,” said Timbaland. “I want to continue giving back to music as I have been. I’m ready to find the next boy band that could change our business.”

Slated to premiere June 22 “Boy Band” will feature thousands of performers competing for one of 18 spots in three bands. Over the course of the season, the architects will shuffle members from band to band. After elimination rounds driven by fan voting, five winning performers will be selected to form the final band, which will perform its debut single on the season finale and receive a recording contract at Hollywood Records.

A producer who has worked regularly with music’s top artists since the mid-’90s, Timbaland has collaborated on hit singles with Drake, Rihanna, Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Madonna, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, One Republic, Kanye West, Brad Paisley, and Bjork. He most recently served as music supervisor on Fox drama “Empire.”

“Boy Band” has also added Adam Blackstone as music supervisor. Blackstone has served as a musical director for performers such as Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Alicia Keys, and Justin Timberlake.

Executive producers for “Boy Band” are Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, Jane Mun, and Joel Relampagos. The series is produced by Matador Content, which also produces “Lip Sync Battle” for Spike.

With “Boy Band” and the upcoming “American Idol” revival. ABC is jumping once again into the singing-competition genre. The network has struggled for years in search of a hit singing series, with efforts such as “Duets,” “Sing Your Face Off” and “Rising Star.”

The Pop Game

On the heels of the hit unscripted series, “The Rap Game,” Lifetime keys into the world of pop music this winter with, “The Pop Game” (#ThePopGame), premiering on Tuesday, February 21, at 10 PM ET/PT. The series won’t miss a note, following music industry icon Timbaland as he works with five aspiring young vocal artists, all vying to be the next big thing on the charts. Timbaland’s team of writers, producers and top celebrity guest artists including JoJo, Macy Gray, Nelly Furtado and Jordin Sparks, will assist the kids and their manager parents in challenges designed to teach and test the skills they will need to grace some of the world’s biggest stages.

Timbaland, a multi-platinum Grammy winning super-producer and artist, has stamped his indelible imprint on the music scene since the mid-1990s, having helped create career-defining hits for artists such as Aaliyah, Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott, Destiny’s Child, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Drake, Katy Perry and Jay-Z, among others. From developing a distinct vocal style and image, to collaborating with other artists, maximizing vocal talent and handling their paces with rigorous choreography, Timbaland will teach these young artists how to take command of the audience, but only one will walk away with a record contract with his label, Mosely Music Group.

Produced by Intuitive Entertainment, “The Pop Game” is executive produced by Kevin Dill and Mechelle Collins, and EP/Showrunner Danny Salles. Grammy and Emmy award winner, Queen Latifah and her partner, Shakim Compere will executive produce under the Flavor Unit umbrella along with Grammy winner and producer, Jermaine Dupri, and Timbaland on the series. Lifetime’s Mariana Flynn and Mary Donahue also executive produce.

 

The Premiere Date Of ‘Empire’ Season 2 Has Been Announced

By: Niyah Nel

Season 1 of Empire left fans in great suspense as to what to expect when FOX’s hit series returns. Shortly after the season finale, we learned that Season 2 would be broken up into 2 segments, one in the fall & another in the spring. Today, we officially have a date of when we’ll return yet again to “The Lyons Den” & soak up some more of the drama.

Those in charge of the Empire Writers Twitter account made a post on Friday stating that on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015, the sophomore series would debut. Fox previously announced this news to advertisers during the Upfront presentation.

Season 2 will include 18 episodes broken up into 2 seasonal parts. Star appearances will be made by artists such as Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz & more.. Even Chris Rock will be making an appearance.

Timbaland will have help in creating the original music this season as well as he’ll be joined by the genius likes of Ne-Yo!

Stay tuned for more news on the upcoming season of ‘Empire’ as details surface.

 

Tink – Million

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By: Niyah Nel

The combination of Timbaland & Aaliyah was something beyond a dynamic duo–these two creators developed a sound that to this very day, cannot be duplicated or even remotely paralleled.

Timbaland’s distinguished sound has allowed him to sustain for over 20 years within this business, but he was never quite able to recreate a similar vibe to that of which he & our fallen angel constructed–that is, until he came across Chicago femcee, Tink.

After debuting with her first two hits, Around The Clock featuring The Breakfast Club’s Charlamange Tha God, & Ratchet Commandements, Tink was able to breakthrough & make noise as a new fresh act on the Hip-Hop scene.

Today, she & Timbaland debut a new single, Million, which will serve as the first pulled from her forthcoming debut album. With direct access to Aaliyah’s vocals through her mentor, Tink is sure shake things up with this new release.

Comment below with your thoughts on the record & if you aren’t doing so already, #ThinkTINK.

Purchase Tink’s new single Million here.

#ThinkTINK: Broccoli City Festival 2015 (Photos)

By: Niyah Nel

Yesterday, we dropped off a bit of footage pulled from Tink’s set during the third annual “Broccoli City Festival” in Washington, D.C. Tink brought forth a energy that only lets us know one thing for sure, she’s here, & here to say.

The photos seen below were captured by Sabrina Vaz-Holder of sabrinavazholder.com.

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Femcee’s Are BACK: Tink Electrifies The Stage At The 3rd Annual Broccoli City Festival In Washington D.C.

By: Niyah Nel

For the past 5 years, female rap has been represented almost solely by the likes of Nicki Minaj–not to say that Young Money’s First Lady doesn’t hold it down, but why hasn’t anyone else stepped up to assume throne?

Late last year, Timbaland came across a sound so vintage that it takes you back to a period in time of Hip-Hop we all like to refer to as “The Golden Age”. This era laid the foundation for what the culture has evolved into today. Real-life experiences, originality, & flavor are the key elements of what truly created this sound–it was the voice of the people.. the voice of the culture.

Rick Ross recuited Jay-Z for his latest LP release, Hood Billionaire, & got people out of their seats yet again by bringing together two of Hip-Hop’s most influential figures to produce something pivotal to the masses. Of course spectators had much to say; some loved it, some hated it, some thought the beat was (more…)

“Empire: Music From The Pilot” EP Available Now!

The original Timbaland – produced songs from the pilot episode of the hit television series “Empire” is now available! This 5 track EP features music from Yazz, Jussie Smollett and Mosley Music Group’s very own V. Bozeman. “Empire: Music From The Pilot” is available on iTunes and Amazon!

Tink – Around the Clock ft. Charlamagne Tha God

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