Saturday, November 16, 2013

"Whatchu Know About the Kid?"

I don't think it's that big of a stretch to assume that we can all collectively be excited that Timbaland has a new album coming out. When it comes to longevity in Hip Hop, there hasn't been a producer that has consistently crafted fresh music like Timbaland. Whether he's producing for himself or others, he hasn't changed his sound that much, but it's always sounded fresh. Don't think that's tough to do? Name me another producer who has unflinchingly refused to change their style and still found a way to create inspirational music for over a decade.

I haven't been able to find a release date for Timbo's upcoming album Textbook Timbo, but I do know that Know Bout Me will be the lead single. For reference, Jay Z's name is in quotes because he literally delivers two quick lines during the intro of the track and then is nowhere to be found the rest of the track. And that's actually ok because the verses from Timbo and Drake more than carried their weight over Timbo's anchor-like 808 bass and active percussion. Even better, James Fauntleroy carried the track home with some smooth R&B vocals. Consider this as the first salvo from Timbo letting everyone know he's coming and only getting started...#KnowBoutMe

Timbaland feat “Jay-Z", Drake & James Fauntleroy – Know Bout Me (prod by Timbaland)


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