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Timbaland Shares Mixtape Featuring Aaliyah Collabo

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When Timbaland and Aaliyah collaborated, magic occurred. Their chemistry was off the hook and together they redefined the sound of R&B in the early 2000s. The 43-year-old producer just shared a previously unreleased track featuring Baby Girl. And I love it.

Shakin” is off his latest mixtape, King Stays King. The late singer delivers the hook and a verse. It’s nothing groundbreaking but quintessential them. It’s sleek, laidback and sexy. Other artists featured on the mixtape include Mila J, Tink, Young Thug and 2 Chainz. Check out “Shakin'” and the entire mixtape below.

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Justin Timberlake recently made a splash at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards. Arguably, the 34-year-old pop superstar stole the show with his knockout duet with CMA Best New Artist winner Chris Stapleton. They performed Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey” before transitioning to Timberlake’s “Drink You Away.”

Given the rave reviews and that he’s a Southern boy at heart, it’s not surprising that he’s planning a country music album. He’s pretty much doing a reverse Taylor Swift shuffle.

In an interview with TMZ, R&B producer Timbaland confirmed the two of them are ready to get their twang on. He revealed he’s set up shop in Music City aka Nashville to learn more about the genre.

I have to say, I’m intrigued about this project. Will Justin conquer Nashville? My money is a ‘hell yeah.’ Watch Timbaland’s confirmation below.

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Recently, Timbaland announced he’s prepping an album of previously unreleased Aaliyah music. Normally, I’m not a fan of posthumous work and think it’s just a cash grab. In this case though, Timbaland and Aaliyah worked so closely together, if there was a man to honor her memory, it’s the 43-year-old producer.

Also in the wings is a new Timbaland album due out later this year. Opera Noir will be his first since Shock Value II was released in 2009. Reportedly, Zendaya, Rihanna, Ne-Yo and Justin Timberlake-assisted tracks will appear on the LP. The first taste of the album, however, is a duet with Empire standout V. Bozeman. Check out their sweet collaboration, “Smile,” below.

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Justin Timberlake Drops Knockout New Single ‘TKO’

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When compared to his recent singles, “Take Back The Night” was somewhat of a failure. The disco-fied lead cut from The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 peaked at No. 29, while “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors” hit No. 3 and No. 2 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100. With a slinkier grinding hip hop beat, Timberlake hopes “TKO” knocks out the competition and brings him back on top.

Once again, JT teams up with Timbaland. He sings about a woman who has done him wrong. Thematically, it’s not too different from “Cry Me A River.” For me, it didn’t capture me right away, but I’m willing to give it a couple more spins to grow on me. Check out the lengthy (it’s over seven minutes) new track below.

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Kylie Minogue Signs With Jay-Z

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Watch out Rihanna, Jay-Z has a new prized pony in his stable. The Aussie pop legend just signed with Roc Nation’s artist management division. Her addition comes off the heels of Timbaland also being added to the rooster. Jay-Z’s management division currently represents Rihanna, Santigold, The Ting Tings, Melanie Fiona, Shakira and Solange Knowles to name a few. Is this the key to Kylie Minogue finally achieving North American superstar status? I think it might. It’s definitely the right direction for Miss Minogue.

“In a career now spanning 25 years, Kylie has released 11 studio albums, two live CDs, eight live concert DVDs, a greatest hits double album, and multiple video packages. She has released over 50 hit singles worldwide, including the Grammy-winning Come Into My World, and has sold more than 68 million albums worldwide. Needless to say, we’re excited to have Kylie join the Roc fam.” – Roc Nation

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Justin Timberlake has brought his sexy back and has debuted his new single, “Suit & Tie” produced by Timbaland and featuring Jay Z. It’s not what I expected but as Nic said when we first heard it, “It’s a grower.” LOL.

Timberlake released the “Suit & Tie” song on his website on Sunday, and has released the name of his album which is called ‘The 20/20 Experience‘. A few days ago, Timberlake had announced his return to music saying, “I don’t want to put anything out that I feel like is something I don’t love. You just don’t get that every day. You have to wait for it.” He then added, “I’m ready.”

The intro to the song is a little along, but the song I like. I guess I might have been expecting something bigger or more dancier, but JT never follows trends… he sets them. Listen to the track below and let me know what you think! Do you like?

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If this rumor is true, today is our lucky day! For years, fans have been pleading for Justin Timberlake to bring his “sexy back” and release more music. Now, rumor has it that today is the day. The rumor first came from Florida’s Radio Now 97.9 that the 30-year-old singer is prepping the release of a new single on Monday.

This rumor became more real on Wednesday night at 9:03pm when Justin Timberlake himself tweeted, “Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am PST…” Amazing! The rumors are that this is produced by Timbaland and that the song features Jay Z and Beyonce. Are you freaking kidding me!?? That is epic!

Timbaland also tweeted something that plays into this being a real thing as well (I’ve included that below). The timing also falls in line with Beyonce’s upcoming new music and upcoming Superbowl performance as well. Check out both tweets below and stay tuned Thursday morning as we’ll definitely be posting about the song as soon as it comes up.

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Every time I see that Timbaland has released a new track, I get pretty stoked. However, nothing has really compared to his epic music realness when he brought us Shock Value and Shock Value Volume 2. One day late for the party, Timbo pulled together some of his good musical pals to great a new track titled The Party Anthem.

When the track first starts, you can’t help but think to yourself, what kind of party is playing this track? It sounds like a broken piano, trailer park kind of party from a horror movie. But then, T Pain drops his auto tuned vocals on the hook and BOOM, we have a party jam. And the song only picks up from there. Lil Wayne’s verse is pure fire but nothing prepares you for what Missy Elliot has up her sleeve. Oh man have I ever missed Missy in the music game. I hope she has a full length album coming.

Rumor has it that Timbo is preparing to release Shock Value Volume 3 this year. I really hope it features some of the club bangers that he has been featuring on Timbaland Thursdays on his official SoundCloud Page. These tracks are what I’ve come to expect from the massive producer. Give a listen to The Party Anthem and tell me if you’re gonna add it to your next party playlist.

Listen to Timbo, Missy, Wayne & Pain’s ‘Party Anthem’ after the jump.

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