Finally, Tink Can Do What She Wants

“M.I.A.” is the first video Tink has released since breaking away from her joint deal with Timbaland, and this time she’s exactly where she wants to be.


Justin Timberlake, Performative Whiteness, and the Spectacle of Authenticity

'Man of the Woods' isn’t a pivot to whiteness, but feels more like a calculated pander to it.


Missy Elliott Changed the Future on 'Supa Dupa Fly'

In one instant, Missy Elliott gave us permission to be weird, left-of-center, and downright funny, all without an ounce of gimmickry or novelty.


Aaliyah's 'One in a Million' Invented the Sound of the Future

It's the sound of three of pop's biggest innovators—Aaliyah, Timbaland, and Missy Elliott—bringing funk forward, but you can't stream it online.


Listen to Boi-1da's Interview with DJ Semtex to Learn About More Life and How Legends Are Born

The super-producer discusses his origins producing for Dipset and decides what his hardest beat is.


A Blow by Blow Account of How Omarion’s “Ice Box” Video Captures 2006

This is an artifact. A memento of a forgotten time. A prized jewel.


Listen to Vera's Playfully Dark "Trommer 2" at Your Halloween House Party

The Danish producer likens it to "a Creole voodoo group" covering the Neptunes.


Remembering Aaliyah, My Mentor Through Life

For the last 15 years, I’ve mourned the artist who helped me navigate friendship, gender, and queerness—three of the most important parts of my life today.


I Was Supposed to See Timbaland in Las Vegas but Spent $10,000 on Dune Buggies and Steak Instead

"I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late." - me to my wallet


“Respect My Grind”: Bebe Rexha Steps Up

She’s written hooks for Eminem and Minaj. Timbaland wants in on her LP and Kanye’s a fan. No longer just a featured artist now it’s all about Bebe.


Promiscuous World: Ten Years Ago, Nelly Furtado's 'Loose' Ate Music Alive

In 2006 Furtado did a stylistic 180 and teamed up with Timbaland to create one of the best pop records of the mid-aughts. Time to appreciate.


Timbaland: The Emperor of Sound

Is 'Empire' really the first thing you associate with the legendary producer?