Posts Tagged ‘Supa Dupa Fly’

No good idea in Hip-Hop goes unnoticed. Timbaland has taken a que from his contemporaries, and announced the formation of his very own free weekly music series, Timbo Thursdays.

Timbaland confirmed the news via Twitter, citing the recent work of Kanye West (G.O.O.D. Fridays) and Swizz Beatz (Monster Mondays) as his inspiration.

“So my brother told me Kanye is putting out a new song every Friday called G.O.O.D. Fridays. Swizz got Mondays,” Timbaland tweeted. “I don’t know if they are on Twitter,but you can hit them up and tell them to reserve Thursday for Timbo da king baby.”

Timbaland would be the sixth artist this year to launch their own weekly series. He follows the work of Joe Budden (Mood Muzik Mondays), Lloyd Banks (Blue Friday), the RZA (Wu Wednesdays), Rock of Heltah Skeltah (Monsta Mondays), Kanye West (G.O.O.D. Fridays), and Swizz Beatz (Monster Mondays). The trend’s originator is Crooked I, whose groundbreaking Hip-Hop Weekly series had him releasing new freestyles every week from April 4, 2007 through April 3, 2008.

Although Timbaland’s series will happen, the Virginia producer is not sure on actual start date. For now, he is taking his time mixing tracks and deciding which ones are worthy for public consumption.

“I will announce when Timbo Thursday will officially start. I can’t at the moment ’cause I’m in mixing mode,” he said.

Timbaland plans to release his fourth studio album, Shock Value III, in early 2011.

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All we need now is someone to lock up Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday to have the whole week wrapped up. There’s always a danger of saturation, but I personally like to see artists opening up their vaults and showing musically what direction they have, or are looking to go into.

With Timbaland, I hope he concentrates more on his Hip-Hop and R&B tracks than his Pop work. Tim’s been in the game since the mid 90’s, so he has a wealth of material to sift through. Imagine if he threw up some Aaliyah tracks from the One In a Million era? Or some Missy from the Supa Dupa Fly timeframe? I think he could really do something with his series if he looks back at his late 90’s work.

I hope Just Blaze jumps into the fray (Blazing Saturdays, perhaps?). At a beat session I went to last year, he played snippets of some crazy tracks like Jay Electronica’s “Exhibit B,” and a song with Twista and Busta Rhymes that had the fastest rhyming I’ve ever heard.

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