Timbaland Says He & Jay-Z "Adopted" Drake

Timbaland speaks on Nas' "Sinatra In The Sands," willing to create something "phenomenal" for the rapper.

Following the death of Brooklyn-born singer Aaliyah, a number of posthumous records were released following the songstress’ untimely passing, and in the past year a handful of artists including Drake and Chris Brown have gone on to release records featuring the late singer. But according to Virginia producer Timbaland, who worked closely with Aaliyah before her passing, the posthumous collaborations featuring the singer will never work because he didn’t create them.

In Timbaland’s latest interview with Revolt TV, Timbaland briefly touched on Drake and his attempts at creating a record with Aaliyah before giving his approval of the Young Money singer/rapper.

The beatsmith also spoke on a conversation he had with Jay-Z in which he informed the Magna Carta Holy Grail rapper that Drake would be an artist to be embraced.

“In music, people always say ‘I [wanna] do a song with Aaliyah.’ It would never work. 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 work with a soul mate, which is me,” Tim explained. “That’s why when Drake did ‘Started From The Bottom’ it was a total different sound. Then Drake told me, he said ‘Man, I had to really battle with myself. I want to be the first person to change.’ So, when he said that I was like ‘He’s gonna be around for a long time.’ So, talked to big brother Jay and I was like ‘Yo, we gotta embrace this young soldier. You gotta embrace this guy. We gotta put out hand around him’…And we adopted Drake.”

Timbaland later addressed “Sinatra In The Sands,” the Nas record featuring Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake, which the producer previewed earlier in the week.

“I told Jay this, I said, ‘The person who gets me from Hip Hop now, there album’s gonna be phenomenal.’ And that’s Nas. Nas got a song right now with him, Jay, and Justin. It’s completely stupid,” he revealed. “It’s called ‘Sinatra In The Sands.’ And Justin sounds like Frank Sinatra.”

Timbaland’s interview with Revolt TV can be found below.

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65 Comments

  • Anonymous

    I do know Drake. We chill all the time at Starbucks.

  • WTF

    I hardly think Drake cares about what any of you internet Gangsters think of him, He's accomplished more in the 3yrs since he's been in major scene than most of your favorite rappers have in 10+ years, so enjoy your 9-5 jobs and average paying wages..

    • Anonymous

      IFIFIF Fuck outta here you broke ass loser.

    • Anonymous

      all because he was a child star he never would have accomplished anything if it wasnt for his past as wheelchair jimmy he would be just another unsigned bum posting his links on hip-hop sites begging for people to listen

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  • Anonymous

    Another JT feature YAWN

  • denis

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  • digga

    what can i say? justin timberlake put out good shit. u cats know it. every one of his albums been hot. u know what's funny? we used to clown this cat when he was in n'sync. i could never imagine myself even listening anything he put years ago. it goes to show u that u are always a hit away from being great. with that said, that nas and jt joint is gonna be hot. u cats know it

  • JASONNN

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  • MICHEAL MYERS

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOoj3N5o8hY

  • jasonnns

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbhiTDooqz8

  • barrydavillain

    Please, I wish everyone would stop kissing Drake's ass. He' garbage and soft like toilet tisha!

  • Anonymous

    So un-adopt his ass. He's fucking soft.

  • Anonymous

    bigblogtalk.com/whosthebest eminem or jay-z?

  • -

    as usual nothing but hatin ass nerds on here

  • Hip-Hop

    We Adopted Drake Into Our Bloodline That's Secret Society Talk, These Guys Keep Feeding Into It And Wonder Why People Link Them To Secret Societies, I Thought Drake And Khaled Were YMCMB.

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  • Mr.Hood

    I'm ready 4 the rap game to change its getting a lil boring you hear the same beat in every song if you listen hard enough its just looped different come on timbo and jigga lets get it

  • Drake

    Nobody adopted me, especially some has been fat fuck and some ugly ass businessman with the worst baby naming skills.

    • Anonymous

      drake don't know you fanboys so you can give his name back and you can stop acting like you know what he thinks. lol at you calling someone a loser when your comment is an emphatic loss.

    • Anonymous

      cosign timbalands a jay z nutrider these days

    • dsadasdsdsad

      plus 'enough said' is really good he is just jealous of the success

    • hahaah

      hahaha yeah this fuckin dudes think they are at the top of the food chain but timbaland is a fat fuck wit no business skills and jay is still eatin of his old fame cuz nowadays hes just a pretentious prick. everythink said here is bullshit, cuz timberlake never have and never will sound like the great sinatra, plus drake couldnt care less to timbaland and I have a strong feelin he does not like jay z. fuckin losers

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  • Royce Da 5'9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Cf_5s9G6Us

  • FATMAN SCOOP

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  • COCA

    TIMBALAND IS A GOOD PRODUCER, BUT HE GETS BORING QUICK...THE PRODUCTION ON MAGNA CARTA SOUNDS GOOD CUZ THERE'S A MILLION NIGGAZ CO-PRODUCING!! I WOULD HATE TO HEAR A DRAKE ALBUM ENTIRELY PRODUCED BY TIMBALAND... SOUNDS LIKE AN R&B ALBUM ALREADY!!

  • Omecca

    The part of the video where Timaland says "I told BOTH of them let's not stop now, let's keep going..." Is he talking about Jay Z AND Nas???? If so, that's gonna be interesting. Could he possibly be the one to make them do a album together? If so, he and Kanye would be behind and I personally don't know if I'd like that...I'd rather Pete Rock, Primo, and Dr. Dre heading that project.

  • Dipset Forever!

    Where the heck is Killa Cam? Where is 50 Cent? Juelz Santana. The kings of 2003-2007. They should have taken over. Instead they gave it back to Jay and he let these dudes like Drake and Wayne run the game.

  • Anonymous

    Drake was not on YMCMB's new album Rich Gang and now this? watch Drake will sign to Roc Nation

    • Drake

      Exactly. Ymcmb seem like they fuck with Chris brown more than drake. Drake always saying OVO on his shit cause he know they some clowns.

  • Drake runs rap

    Timbaland you dumb peice of fat shit. Drake made it big he is the face of rap and you and gay z the camel had absolutely nothing to do with it. The only people that deserve credit is the legend weezy and birdman. TIMBALAND IS FAT DELUSIONAL PEICE OF TRASH THAT GOT THE CAMELS COCK DEEP UP HIS ASS THAT HE GONE RETARTED.

  • dentaldamboy

    Timbaland and Jay Z flopped hard (Jay z bought 450k copies of his album.) so they tried to take credit of drakes success. Wayne and mack maine adopted him, not gay z and timbaland.

  • OUCH!

    awe, drake should be fine with two fathers :)

  • dentaldamboy

    As an accountant for young money, I can tell you wayne will never sell over 300,000 copies of an album in a week again. It's because he can't rap anymore, his time is over. Jay z beat his ass when it comes to numbers 500,000 in a week is way more than any artist on our bitchass label can sell. We have no money here, we're going broke fast. Soon birdman will have to file for bankruptcy, I can confirm it.

    • So Icy Boi!

      dentaldamboy! where you been booboo? i was lookin for that ass all night long! me and Bobyahed2dis was about to go have a wild orgy at the YMCMB headquarters and Wayne is bringin the dildos! hurry up before Gudda Gudda take em all and shoves it up Drake's poop hole

  • Anonymous

    ...What? Him and Jay collaborated with Drake before "Started From the Bottom" came out, and both of them praised him when he was first starting out. Now after Drake said "he would be around for a while", they decided to embrace him?

  • i hate fags

    Bunch of fags

  • TBKB

    I told Jay this, I said, The person who gets me from Hip Hop now, there albums gonna be phenomenal. Their....

  • Anonymous

    Daer Tim, Drake is the biggest faggot in hiphop and his music sucks and Jigga's music sucks since 2003!

    • Fucked up at the end

      @TheTeacha I agree with everything you said but the word "sheesh" at the end fucked the whole comment up.

    • TheTeacha

      If you don't like Call of Duty you don't like video games because that's on top right now. If you don't like McDonald's you don't like food because they're the most popular. If you don't like Adele you don't like music because she's the most popular musician. If you don't like American Football then you don't like sports. Do you see how your argument is illogical and not very well thought out? I highly recommend a college course for you if you're not already on one. I don't know you but please follow my advice if you aren't already. Sheesh

    • TAB

      Learn how to spell dummy. Both those artists are on top right now. You must just not like hiphop.

  • Anonymous

    nas gonna do you owe me part 2 hahahaha. stay tuned for wackstradamus: the sequel

  • rmacq112

    Timbaland aint made a decent beat in years, not 1 not 2 not 3

  • Anonymous

    i wonder if drake kisses them on the lips and calls them daddy like wayne and birdman

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