Virginia beatsmith Timbaland is continuing to treat fans to the occasional glimpse into his next studio album. The album, which was originally titled Shock Value 3 and later Rebirth, will now be titled Textbook Timbo. The producer made that particular announcement during Jay Z’s Magna Carta tour stop in Belgium.
In addition to revealing his LP’s newest name, Timbo again previewed “4 Horsemen,” a track that features both Jay Z and Drake, an artist he previously said he “adopted.”
“Before I bring my man Hov out, can I do something new for y’all? I said, before I bring my man Hov out, can I do something new for y’all? This off my new album Textbook Timbo and we gon’ do something like this,” said Timbaland, before previewing “4 Horsemen.”
Later that night, both Timbaland and Jay Z attended a birthday party held for professional baseball player Robinson Cano and again previewed another track from Tim’s upcoming album. The record is reportedly titled “Bounce” and again features Jay Z.
Although Timbaland and Jay Z have collaborated extensively over the past year, most recently on Hov’s Magna Carta Holy Grail album, the two musicians haven’t always boasted a cordial relationship.
Following the release of The Blueprint 3, both Jay Z and Timbaland underwent a fallout, Tim says was over “petty stuff.” The producer even revealed that he created an apology record titled “Sorry,” which has yet to be fully released.
"It was over petty stuff," Timbaland said during an interview with Revolt TV earlier this year. "It was more personal stuff, disagreements. It was not no industry-related. It was more personal and I was wrong. I was wrong. When I was working with Justin [Timberlake on his The 20/20 Experience album], he sent me a text. 'We need to talk. We need to hook back up.'"
A release date for Textbook Timbo has yet to be revealed.