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Real Talk: Timbaland Speaks on Nas, Drake and Aaliyah

Timbaland speaks in his interview series with Diddy’s Revolt TV. This time the ‘super producer’ is talking Drake, Aaliyah, and most notably, a track he’s worked on featuring Nas, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake. ‘Timbo’ collaborated with Jay-Z, Nas and Timberlake recently for Jay’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” and according to him there’s a lot more to come from that energy. According to

“As part of RevoltTV’s on-going conversation series with Timbaland, the famed superproducer has revealed the existence of a top-secret Nas track that supposedly features both Jay Z and Justin Timberlake. The song is supposedly titled ‘Sinatra In The Sands’ and according to Timbaland, features Justin Timberlake doing his best to channel Ol’ Blue Eyes, himself. Timbaland claims the track is “stupid” good and Nas’ next album will be ‘phenomenal’ because of his involvement.”

According to Timbaland, he told Jay-Z that the next hip-hop artist he blesses with his magic touch is going to be crazy, stating, “I told Jay this, the person that gets me from hip-hop now, their album is really gonna be phenomenal, and that’s Nas.”

He also made mention of the late, great Aaliyah, and why other people haven’t been able to create any great posthumous music featuring the R&B princess. “In music people always say ‘I’m [gonna] do something Aaliyah, it will never work. Chris Brown got a record it won’t work. Drake did record it ain’t gonna work ’cause Aaliyah music only work with its soulmate, which is me.”

He does, however, give Drake and Khaled some props, “[Drake’s] gonna be around for a long time. I talked to big brother Jay and I was like, ‘Yo, we gotta embrace this young soldier,’” he states. “We adopted Khaled, that’s my dude, and we adopted Drake.”

Timbaland also speaks about getting back into the lab with Missy, and how she’s ready after being inspired by the Jay-Z commercial.

Sounds like Tim’s trying to take it back to 1998—where you’d get a Jay-Z record, a Missy record and Busta Rhymes. Sprinkle a little new blood like Drake and sounds like his dream year for hip-hop. Is the legendary producer living in the past, or can he still bring the magic to both old and new artists alike?

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