Album Watch: Timbaland To Shock Us A Second Time

Monday, December 29, 2008

Raise your hand if you liked Timbaland's Shock Value album from last year. *Jennifer raises hand* True, it was a little patchy in some spots but I think Timbaland has latched onto something that's music magic. Take a bevy of various artists and put them all on one album and voila! you've got an eclectic set that can please any listener. To get a little old school on ya, Timbaland has literally resurrected what Quincy Jones crafted decades ago, the collabo album. Just listening to Shock Value recalled memories of me enjoying every inch of Quincy's 1989 collaboration album, Back On The Block when I was a kid. But aside from that nostalgic moment...the real news comes about Timbaland preparing for another go-round and releasing next year, Shock Value 2. My girl Mel over at Melismatic, hipped me to what Timbaland has cooked up for the sequel to SV and it's to be even bigger than the first time. Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Jordin Sparks, T.I., Usher, Missy Elliott, Linkin Park, Rihanna...and the regular kiddos, Justin Timberlake and Keri Hilson will all be on board. Exciting to say the least considering I would love to hear that Justin and Gwen collabo because I've been shipping a duet between them for years. While this sound fine and dandy to me, I'm still a tad o' grouchy to know that Timbaland picked the usual suspects...how about stepping out of the box and choosing some real left-fielders...maybe get Little Jackie, Kid Sister, Nikka Costa or MGMT...I mean, Linkin Park?? Is this 2002? Sorry, but vanilla is not the only ice cream flavor...there are a bevy of others...Shock Value 2 is set to drop in stores February 2009.

1 comment:

  1. Aww, I was late to see this! :) Thanks for the shout out! :)

    I'm looking forward to the Timbo/Gwen/Justin track too -- can't wait to hear it. But I agree -- I would have liked a few more eclectic choices. Little Jackie is a phenomenal idea. I can see that track in my head right now. Geez. Opportunity blown!

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