Timbaland and Jay-Z’s New Album

My first point of contact with Jay-Z was 2001’s “The Blueprint” a time when my adolescent hormones grew a penchant for all things aggressive and bombastic. Translation? Nirvana and Gangsta Rap.

Anyway long story short, I’m an unabashed Jay-Z fan. From 1996’s “Reasonable Doubt” to any verse he’s guesting on I’m inclined to take note of what Jigga man is up to.

Cue this Timbaland interview where he drops bombs such as “He (Jay-Z) wants me to do the whole thing this time around…I’mma make it a classic too. You better believe it. It’ll be a monster! I always say this: You get a first single from me, I’mma get you up to gold. And it’s hard to get you up to gold in this day [and age].”

“We wanna go to the world,” he added. “The world is ‘Big Pimpin’.’ ‘Big Pimpin’ ‘ is an international hit, so we wanna do 10 of those. Meaning, some of the songs gonna sound like M.I.A. would rap on some of the beats. You gonna be like, ‘Whoa!’ But it’s Jay on ’em. That means it reaches everywhere. I’mma have songs with bagpipes. The music is gonna be so worldwide, he’ll be able to tour the rest of his life, maybe, off just this one album. The Jay-Z album is gonna be phenomenal. You know why? We don’t care. We’re doing great music just to do it. We doing it for our fans who love us to say we ain’t quit. I’m doing it ’cause that’s my homeboy.”

Wow Timbaland bagpipes and shit. Excited much?

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