Monday, 17 May 2010

Timbaland being honored at VH1's Hip Hop honors

Check the press release below:

For the first time in the seven-year history of the VH1 Hip Hop Honors, a particular region of the country will be celebrated for its music, influence and artists–and super-producer Timbaland will be center stage. Timbaland will be honored for his groundbreaking contributions to hip-hop on the 2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South, airing on VH1 on Monday, June 7 at 9 PM ET/PT.

Noting that the South has helped propel hip-hop into the worldwide cultural phenomenon that it has become today, the 2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South, hosted by actor/comedian Craig Robinson (The Office), will shine the spotlight on Timbaland, who has stamped his indelible imprint on the music scene since the mid-1990s. Other artists of the Dirty South will also be honored. For more information on the 2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South, visit

Hailing from Virginia, where he produces most of his music at his own studio and where he heads his own label (Mosley Music Group), Timbaland has created a trademark innovative sound that crosses cultural lines and has defined a new wave of music–R&B and hip-hop mixed with eclectic effects held together by complex syncopated beats. The result has been a series of career-defining hits for artists such as Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Jodeci, Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, Destiny’s Child, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg and Jay-Z, among many others. A two-time Grammy winner, Timbaland has spawned numerous imitators, yet he remains the acknowledged originator.

Timbaland’s most recent Top 40 Hot 100 hits have spun off from 2009’s Top 10 R&B/Hip-hop Timbaland Presents Shock Value II (Mosley Music Group/Interscope): “If We Ever Meet Again” featuring Katy Perry, “Carry Out” featuring Justin Timberlake and “Say Something” featuring Drake. His third solo album, Shock Value II followed 2007’s Shock Value, a Top 5, platinum smash across the globe that scored three Top 3 Hot 100 hits, including the No. 1 Pop, triple-platinum “Apologize” featuring OneRepublic.

props to E-Gone for the heads-up.

10 Comment(s):

Mr. Rios said...

Could this be a sign that Tim is going on hiatus or even retiring?

He did mention that he was reluctant about doing the honors for Missy because he said that usually it means you're finished.

Is Tim tryna Say Somethin? That was corny hahha

But seriously... is he gonna call it quits?

What do y'all think?

Should Timbo da King retire? Or does he have more in him?

Bassick said...

Timbaland retired a long time ago. He just hasn't realised it yet.

davidprimer said...

What is it with you 2?

Don't call yourself fans!

You should be ashamed if you were actually a fan. Timbo still has it in in him! Even his work of 2009 shows his power! Even SCREAM had power, more than he ever had!

(German)Chris said...

we shouldn't overdraw it.

but to see everything through rose-colored glasses isn't good either. his last records (SV2!) seemed uninspired.he did what everybody is doing right now: Some dance music, some pophop and some miley.but i don't think he will retire right now.if the tracks he did for RiRi are as hot and groundbreaking as jim beanz said than it's just the right time for another change in radios music.

davidprimer said...

@ (German)Chris

If the comments about the 'AMAZING Rihanna prod. Timbaland track' are right then he's already working on changing the radio. Let's hope so!

And I don't think Shock Value 2 is splendid or something like that but it's defenitely not bad either. About the 'inspired' I agree.

I'm just positive about the future. Lot's of songs/albums are going to drop. Let's see how he's evolving...

Mr. Rios said...

Look! I just proposed a question and quoted the exact words that Tim said himself. I didn't give my opinion. I honestly believe that Tim is trying to find himself again. Every artist, musician, producer does that. Is he what he used to be? my opinion is that he has it in hi of course but he's dabbin in other things. Do i hope that he will change music again? At least one more time he will. Am I a true Timbaland fan? Have been since swing mob. Remember when Ginuwine's name was tornado? Didn't think so. Who do I pick, MMG vs. Beatclub? BEATCLUB!!!! Those are just my opinions... so before you say to not call myself a Timbo fan, read what I posted. Just an observation.

SV1 vs SV2? gotta pick Welcome To Our World!!! That's just how it goes...

Bilza said...

"SV1 vs SV2? gotta pick Welcome To Our World!!! That's just how it goes.."

@Mr. Rios - Welcome to Our World is my favorite Tim album too with Under Construction Part 2 as close 2nd. I think Tim has problems with the industry not recognizing the craziness he had back then which is why he's doing what others are doing today and ultimately to make money.

Rune said...

Whether or not he's retiring is another issue. I'm just looking forward to the performances that will honour him on the show. Should be good.

Mr. Rios said...

I'm excited about the show man. idk if he just had problems, im sure he had some, but he basically is still doing what he started with JT and Nelly. That whole 80's stuff... and people are still on it. I think it's just that the die hard fans like us are not used to Tim staying with one style for more than 3 years. We're used to him doing it for Aaliyah, missy, G, and then a tim and mag album... and then switching it up again. He's been on the same stuff since 2006. I hope the next change comes quick cuz I'm feenin for some stuttering.... And some crazy sounds!

And another reason is he's now a father of 3 and married. Dude just wants to clock in and out to get home and you know what I ain't mad at that.

Venture said...

Nah... he AND Danja started that whole Nelly and JT phase. Not just Tim. Not just Danja.

I love versatility. Even though Tim isn't very versatile (really), he is still a genius. And yes, I think that genius will always be known... but that fire is starting to burn out... I'm not sure why.

But on the flip side... dude is a Husband and a Father... retiring to fully focus on the better joys of life (his wife and kids) sans division... is inevitable.

The way I see it? I did not care for SV2. SV was great. I think Tim can retire now... he has done a lot of good for music.

BUT! I think that since SV2 was so weak... I think Tim should leave music with a album that he produced by himself... to leave everyone with a nice farewell.

Tim has done more than enough. Its time for the new wave of producers to take over.