*Timbaland may be busy in the studio with Justin Timberlake finishing up his “The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2,” but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have time to set aside for the King of Pop.
In a clip posted by Diddy’s forthcoming Revolt TV network , Timbaland confirmed that he’s working on a Michael Jackson project. The first single will be titled “Chicago,” and he’s “going to set it up right,” the producer added.
In the heavily edited 39-second video clip, Timbaland also said L.A. Reid approached him on the project saying he has “something big I want to do.”
He described he MJ collaboration as “two kings working together.” And when it eventually emerges, the result will be “my music with his voice on it.”
Timbaland has previously been critical of the reanimation of dead artists by contemporary musicians. When Drake and Chris Brown recorded songs featuring his late protege Aaliyah, the producer said: “Chris Brown got a record, it won’t work. Drake can go do a record with Aaliyah, it ain’t gonna work … Aaliyah music only works with its soulmate, which is me.”
Jackson’s record label, Epic, has kept up a steady flow of Jackson releases since his death in 2009. The most notable has been “This is It,” which featured six previously unreleased recordings. There has also been an anniversary reissue of “Bad,” as well as the remix album “Immortal” and a live DVD. Motown, too, has released several posthumous compilations of material Jackson recorded while signed to the legendary soul label, as well as four “remix suites.”
However, an album of all-new material, produced by Timbaland – if that is what he has been working on – would be the most significant release from the Jackson camp since the singer died.