Jay-Z Signs Timbaland To Roc Nation

Timbaland is the latest artist to join Jay-Z's Roc Nation imprint.

Jay-Z has officially announced the signing of Timbaland to his Roc Nation label.

The Brooklyn, New York rapper broke the news on his Life+Times website, posting a picture of the two talking in the studio. "Roc Nation welcomes TIMBALAND to the family," reads the caption.

The pair has worked together throughout their respective careers. In 1998, Timbo produced Jay's hit "Nigga What, Nigga Who," while he returned the favor for the following year's "Lobster & Scrimp." Collaborative hits also include "Big Pimpin," "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" and "Off That" featuring Drake. Most recently, the Virginia native produced Justin Timberlake's new single "Suit & Tie" featuring Jay-Z, and he expressed interest in recording a full-length LP with Hov.

Most recently, Roc Nation signed M.I.A., Meek Mill, Elijah Blake and Jahlil Beats to subsets of the company including the label and management.

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66 Comments

  • dugindover

    Big fan of Jay, check out other big producers here rateourtracks.com

  • JC

    Meek Mill is still signed to Maybach Music Group. Only signed to Roc Nation Management.

  • Anonymous

    Timbo signed a deal with 50's sms company then signs for roc nation could there be a chance roc nation start using sms audios ? if that happens thats a good look for fif

  • Anonymous

    Should have signed Vado. The kid had to go downsouth to Khaled smh.

  • Looga

    When did he sign Meek? And how come it wasnt on the news?

  • WOOOO

    The roc flair of producing welcome to the family.

  • Fuck Marcy

    If only we were in 2000, but Timbaland ain't shit nowadays.

    • Anonymous

      Good Move for Meek leaving the MMG bums, crashin into buildings from hearing fire crackers, gettin they chain snatched, BUMS. Good move for Meek, signing to a product of MECCA.

    • Anonymous

      you cant even get to the united states let alone Brooklyn so stfu

  • Greatness

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJUXMkYFiXo

  • Hip Hop please

    Timbaland & Roc Nation, sounds like a good match to me And btw, they signed Meek Mill? What's that, MMG starts to crumble? Good move for Meek

  • Anonymous

    I saw this shit and stopped videotaping my girl takin 2 dicks at once...cant believe it

  • yerrr

    Damn thats odd I think of timbo as a nig who signs niggas and he got signed lol and they were good w beats, they got kahlil that lil nig can produce. He makes the bangas for meek

  • Anonymous

    damn M.I.A also part of the Roc dont be surprised she gets a beat from Timbo and a collab with Jay E which could be a single

    • Anon

      She did that "Come Around" track with Timbaland years ago, so the possibility of them collaborating again is likely, given the shared label. Jay Elec...well, he's Jay, so let's not get our hopes up there.

  • TIMBO

    SMS NOW THE ROC THE REAL MMG IS BACK

  • hypestyle

    I want a new LP with krs-one, big daddy kane, slick rick, whodini, rakim, nas, xzibit, mos def, run dmc, talib kweli..

  • Anonymous

    its about to get ugly

  • Brad Jones

    Timbaland with Jay-z's Roc Nation can mean better beats for Meek Mill,Wale,Rihanna,J Cole and more. That's a power move on Jay-z part cause you always need a hot hip hop & r&b producer like Timbaland.

  • Its Um

    Happen to his own record label, the Mosley experience or something like?

    • Anonymous

      "Timbaland's MMG will have his music distributed through Interscope/Universal, and be on Roc Nation, who's parent company is Live Nation (the old Tickermaster), and have access to arenas, music placements (sports events and movies), public relations, and talent on the Roc Nation/Live Nation roster" ^ hopefully this answers your question

  • Anonymous

    good move from jigga man, timaland always has that dope beats!

  • Cakemaster

    Timberland has the best cakes in hip hop period. Fck Nicki ole gello ass. I wanna go deep

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    • yocuz

      foreal, detox is in the past. I think the thought that one day there will be a detox album is actually destroying hiphop. we need all these new cats to get all the hype and attention they deserve. Im a huge fan of golden era but its time for more hiphop heads to listen to whats going on right now in the game

    • Anonymous

      Not really. Everybody's over detox. Hip Hop is doing well, and will do so with or without a detox album.

    • Anonymous

      You need to detox your own ass

  • who young leek be?

    'Bank account like timbaland nigga it got fat again' Jadakiss

  • Anonymous

    Yay! Jay Electronica is awesome! 40 year old nigga with three songs, now Hay signs a washed up producer!! As nice as the Brooklyn Nets uniforms (= fucking cornball).

  • hustle812

    what the hell is jay-z wearing?

  • Anonymous

    Smart move on Hovs part. If labels were smart they would sign more producers than artist. In the long run u get more out of a producer.

  • Adam Hussein

    What about the Mosley Music Group (part of Universal)? Timbaland isn't looking like his own boss anymore, if he ever really was. He might have been in the shadow of Timberlake and Furtardo, but he was a key component to their successes. Jay-Z doesn't need Timbaland. (I'm not a fan of Jay-Z or Timbaland but i respect their achievements none the less)

    • Jameson

      Wow, obviously adam hussein hit the google tab for a hot minute before responding. You can clearly see the difference between his first comment, which was sloppy and called out accordinly, to his next one. You say dude doesn't know anything about you, but clearly you don't know anything about Jay and Timbo. Way to be a hypocrite my dude LOL

    • Adam Hussein

      It's not an imprint, but it does have a parent company as you noted so it's not that much different, old white men in suits paying the bills and ultimately calling the shots. I understand what Live Nation is and does, I have even worked indirectly for them. They are the business when it comes to live shows, maybe Timbaland is looking at it that way. Live Nation didn't make it big by keeping it in house, anyone, even indies can play at a Live Nation venue without any problem. It's not a closed shop. Yes, he's primarily producer, so the shadows fit. The reason i said Jay-Z doesn't need him, means Jay-Z has the power in the dynamic and if i was Timbaland, with his successes, I wouldn't want that. In case you didn't notice, the first part of my comment was a question. I was stating my perspective you had the opportunity to correct me, but telling me I don't know the business (what do YOU know about ME? As much as i do about you, nothing.) - and I need to think through before posting... Have you seen 95% of the comments on this site?

    • Anonymous

      Of course he isn't looking like a boss to you, you don't know the business to recognize one. Roc Nation isn't an imprint label like a Maybach Music Group. Timbaland's MMG will have his music distributed through Interscope/Universal, and be on Roc Nation, who's parent company is Live Nation (the old Tickermaster), and have access to arenas, music placements (sports events and movies), public relations, and talent on the Roc Nation/Live Nation roster. And yes he was in the shadow of Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, Nelly Furtardo, and Justin, he is a PRODUCER. Jay may not need him but he WANTED him to join HIS business team. Next time think it through before you submit or just plain out ask for information.

  • KingO

    this dude jay-z is always trying to match or out do 50. good year for timbo though....sms deal and signed to roc nation.

    • SDK

      They say Jada defeated him Joe too street for him What's next? I guess it's for Nas to ether him Ya'll awaiting an MC burial This is ethereal, FM stereo to XM radio What does it mean, ethereal? Hmm.. either heavenly or spiritual Extreme, delicately light in a way that seems too perfect for this world Man that is righteous, faithful and keeps law Will surely live declares the sovereign Lord And you are none of the above So you a sucka for death if I'm a sucka for love And ya wanna know why I don't got an answer niggas Cause I truely understand these niggas Scared of me so they talk about family members Like I can't point out your grandma to niggas Damn you was my man like crew, dog Don't make me change your body frame to blue fog The Q is the borough of true dons Any disrespect nigga we choose arms Will it be gilmore or crowes?

    • Reas

      Kingo you have to take in consideration that in the late 80s and all the way up to the mid 90s. People were making business deals like 50 and other guys did in the early 00s because the business changed so much. There were very rappers who had their own imprint around the time Jay Debuted. So If 50 Did Come Out When Jay Did He Still Wouldn't Come Close To What Jay Has Done They Would Just Be Closer

    • KingO

      I won't argue the facts but 50's been in the game less years than Jay. My keyword was quality. And I give that to 50. They both are good business men. However, it took 50 ten years to be where he's at now. Jay's been in the game since the late eighties, so it's understandable that he's number two. If 50 was in the game as long as diddy and jay were, 50 would be in first place, based on his business qualities and how fast he got to fifth place on Forbes. I give you credit for doing the research but my gist was 50 has better business quality judging by how fast he got to where he is at.

    • YEBO

      JAY AND NAS ARE FRIENDS RIGHT NOW, SO IT'S IRRELEVANT. JAY DROPPED HIS LAST ALBUM IN 2011 WITH KANYE. HIS LAST SOLO ALBUM DROPPED IN 2009, IN THE SAME YEAR AS BISD DROPPED. BISD SOLD 160K IN ITS FIRST WEEK, BARELY TOUCHED GOLD MONTHS LATER WHILE JAY SOLD ALMOST 500K IN ITS FIRST WEEK, WHO'S WINNING NOW? JAY IS OVERALL BETTER BUSINESSMAN, JUST CHECK FORBES, THE LIST OF RICHEST PERSONS IN HIP HOP OF ALL TIME, DIDDY IS THE FIRST, JAY SECOND, FIFTY IS FIFTH. DON'T FORGET THAT JAY HAD MORE SUCCESSFUL CAREER THAN 50 OVERALL, MORE ALBUMS SOLD, MORE SHOWS AND HE OWNS A LABEL. J. COLE, RITA ORA, JAY GETS HIS MONEY FROM RIHANNA AS WELL. DON'T FORGET ABOUT ROC MOVIES AND MORE THAN 40 ALBUMS RELEASED ON ROC-A-FELLA RECORDS, 50 HAD NOTHING ELSE RELEVANT ON G-UNIT RECORDS BESIDES G-UNIT MEMBERS, BUCK'S IN JAIL, GAME IS GONE AND YAYO+BANKS ARE IRRELEVANT. DO YOU EVEN KNOW THAT JAY COFOUNDED ROCAWEAR? IN 200, HE SOLD IT AND GOT 204 MILLION, WHAT ABOUT 40/40 SPORTS BARS? BROOKLYN NETS? EVEN HIS WIFE HAS MORE MONEY THAN 50, SINCE THEY ARE THE BEST PAID CELEBRITY COUPLE? I HOPE I DON'T HAVE TO CONTINUE WITH HIS ACHIEVEMENTS, BUSINESSES AND OTHER STUFF.

    • KingO

      Yea right. Nas ethered Jay's reputation a long time ago. Plus, 50 is a better quality businessman. PERIOD. When was the last time Jay dropped an album?? Come back to me when Jay owns the whole team. Just the mere mention of vitamin water, the reebok deal, books,comic books, kids' books, video games, cologne, workout magazines, boxing license, energy drink, sms headphones, good movie appearances, and other things I can't remember off the top of my head. You really think, Jay is better.....LMAO!!! jokes on you jack....Just weeks ago, 50 gave Timbo part ownwership to sms audio. All Jay is doing here is hiring Timbo to be an employee. But yet, Jay is better in your mind. HA!!!

    • YEBO

      KINGO, YOU A FUCKING CLOWN, JAY'S CAREER AND MONEY CAN BE JUST 50'S WET DREAM. 50 CENT IS NOWHERE TO JAY WHEN IT COMES TO SKILLS, HE WAS HOT EVEN BACK IN THE 90S, HE GOT CLASSICS AND IS CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE GREATEST RAPPER OF ALL TIME, WHERE WAS 50? 50 AIN'T EVEN IN TOP 20 OF THE LAST DECADE AND IF THERE WAS NO DRE AND EMINEM, HE WOULD BE JUST ANOTHER RANDOM NIGGA FROM QUEENS WITH LIL LOCAL FAME IF NOT HOMELESS, IN JAIL OR DEAD. JAY HAS A STRONG FAN BASE AND HIS WORST ALBUM IS STILL BETTER THAN 50'S BEST, 50 WAS JUST A SENSATION FOR SUBURBIAN KIDS, HALF OF HIS FANS WERE YOUNG FEMALES WHICH NEVER HEARD OF ANY OTHER RAPPER, THE OTHER HALF FANS OF EMINEM AND DRE. THESE ARE THE FACTS, IF IT'S NOT TRUE, THEN HOW COME THAT HIS LAST ALBUM FLOPPED SO HARD AND IT TOOK MONTHS ONLY TO GO GOLD. ALL OF JAY'S ALBUM (COLLABORATIVE AS WELL) WERE AT LEAST PLATINUM. AND WHEN IT COMES TO MONEY, JAY IS WINNING, HE IS THE SECOND RICHEST PERSON IN HIP HOP BUSINESS, ONLY DIDDY IS RICHER THAN JAY, JAY GOT ALMOST FOUR TIMES MORE MONEY THAN 50, EVEN BIRDMAN IS RICHER THAN 50.

    • boss

      out do 50? jay z owns part of a team and considered one of the greatest of all time you mean 50 trying to catch up 50 cant sell records anymore jay z can

  • Anonymous

    It's like the Lakers signing LeBron.

  • Anonymous

    WOW......congratulations Tim. Looks like Shock Value 3 may be released through Roc Nation now.

  • Anonymous

    damnnnnnn..now that shit cray

  • Anonymous

    Hov makin' power moves

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