Timbaland is coming out with a new album, and - once again - the record is brimming with some A-list superstars!
Shock Value: Volume 2, the follow-up to his 2007 release, is due in stores February 14th, and once again features his frequent collaborator Justin Timberdouche.
J.T. sing's on the album's lead single, Meltdown, alongside Gwen Stefani.
The song will be released to radio on January 5th, so expect it to leak on the Internets shortly before then.
MTV got a preview of some of the tracks, and here's what they have to report:
– The first single from the album, featuring guest vocals from Gwen Stefani and old-time collaborator Justin Timberlake is a typical Timbaland club-stomper, with thumping chorus in which Justin and Gwen
invite one another to ‘melt down; all the way’.
That’s The Way
– Featuring Usher and Keri Hilson on vocals, this throwback track samples the classic KC and the Sunshine band track, That’s The Way I Like It but with a sultry new twist reminiscent of Usher’s own Love In This Club single.
– The rockiest of the tracks, featuring the group of the moment, the Jonas Brothers. Beginning as seemingly regular teenage, High School Musical-esque song, it soon
breaks out into a crazy whirl-of-a-track that is about an unnecessary break-up.
Accross The Sky
- a leftover track from Madonna's Hard Candy album, which Timbaland produced many tracks for. However, this version has been completely reworked from the original leaked clip that has appeared online. Now a much darker track similar to the Hard Candy track, Voices. With guest vocals from Justin Timberlake (again) and a brief appearance from the lady herself, Madonna, this song is longest of the tracks, clocking in at over 7
– This one is definitely our favourite. Featuring a heavy sample of the classic dance track
Sandstorm by Darude, this is unlike anything Timbaland has done before. With incredible quest vocals from Rihanna, this song is one to watch out for. It has to be a single!
Othe guests on the album include T-Pain, Akon, Jay-Z, Linkin Park, Dr. Dre, Missy Elliot, Jordin Sparks, T.I., Flo-Rida, and Coolio.
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