Shots Fired: Timbaland Says Aaliyah Records Don’t Work Without Him
Timbaland wants any artist looking to do another collabo with late singer Aaliyah to know one thing … it ain’t gonna work without him.
In a candid interview with Diddy’s Revolt TV, Timbaland spoke on the recent rash of artists sampling and doing collaborations with Aaliyah. “In music people always say ‘Imma do a song with Aaliyah’. It won’t work. Chris Brown got a record, it won’t work. Drake can go do a record with Aaliyah, it ain’t gonna work. Aaliyah’s music will only work with its soulmate, which is me.”
Chris Brown recently released the song “Don’t Think They Know” which features never before heard vocals from Aaliyah, while Drake has recorded the song “Enough Said.”
Timbaland did however applaud Drake for trying to do something different and change up his sound.
“When Drake did ‘Started From The Bottom’ it was a totally different sound”, explained Timbaland. “And Drake told me, he said man ‘I had to really battle with myself’. When he said that, I said he’s going to be around for a long time. So I talked to big brother [Jay Z] and I said we got to embrace this young soldier.”
Timbaland also shared that he’s also embraced DJ Khaled and just finished a track for Nas’ new album featuring Jay Z, Justin Timberlake and Eminem. See full interview below.