Timbaland Working On New Michael Jackson Album

Revd Launch Event With Timbaland

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Timbaland is one busy producer. In a snippet from his interview with Revolt TV, Timbaland revealed that he’s working on a slew of new projects including a Michael Jackson album. “To even go bigger would be two kings working together,” Timbaland says, adding that the first single will be called “Chicago.”

In the same sit-down, Timbaland also revealed that he was executive producing Nas’ new album. “I told Jay the person that gets me from hip-hop now, their album is going to be phenomenal,” the producer told Revolt before adding, “And that’s Nas.”

The possible first single from Esco’s project will feature longtime Timbo collaborator Justin Timberlake. “Nas got a song right now with him, Jay and Justin that’s completely stupid,” Tim said. “It’s called ‘Sinatra in the Sand’ and Justin sounds like Frank Sinatra.”

Justin Timberlake also spoke on “Sinatra in the Sand” during an interview with Hot 97′s Angie Martinez. JT said, “Originally, I think, it was something Tim and I, obviously Tim did the beat and I wrote the hook, where….sort of in the style of Frank Sinatra, and I didn’t know Jay was gonna be on it.” JT has yet to hear the finished product himself. “I haven’t heard it done. I’ve only heard what Tim and I did on it. I haven’t heard any verses or anything. It’s a mid. It gives you a feeling of this easy-going…I dunno. I don’t want to say too much about it because I haven’t heard the end of it, and Tim has been known to…go back and, ‘Oh, I flipped the beat.’”