What can you forget to say about Timbaland? Timbo chops it up with MtvUK and speaks on his new regime of music, his imprint, Mosley Music, the next generation of artists and much more.
MTV UK: How did you end up featuring on Pepsi’s Beats Of The Beautiful Game album?
TIMBALAND: Well I sat down with Pepsi and they had a great vision, I saw the vision, and it was a good way to get my music out across the world. I felt like I had a great song with my new artist Rachel Assil that fit perfectly.
MTV UK: Tell us a bit about the song, Whoever We Are…
TIMBALAND: I heard the song when Rachel did it, she played it on the piano and I just thought, ‘Wow, this fits the campaign.’ I sent it to Pepsi and they loved it.
MTV UK: There are some other great artists on the Beats Of The Beautiful Game album, like Janelle Monae and Rita Ora; is there anyone on there you’d love to work with?
TIM: Not really. I just want to work with my own people that are with me. I don’t want to work with nobody that’s not a part of Mosley Music. Not right now. I’m building a new regime.
MTV UK: Can you tell us more about your new regime?
TIM: You’ll see, in 2015, I’ve got mostly girls that are signed to me. The first two are very special. I probably haven’t seen this kind of special since Lady Gaga. Or Rihanna. They’re the only two in the last ten or 12 years who are special. It’s not about being good or great, it’s about being special.
MTV UK: It must be a really exciting time for you…
TIM: It’s very exciting. It’s keeping me young, it’s keeping me fresh, it’s keeping me invigorated. Everyone I have around me is the future. They’re kids. 21, 22, 23. Everybody’s young. I might be the oldest one here! I feel like I’m in that movie Divergent, because the new generation is about to happen, and I’m just the father.
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