Many emcees and producers speak of retiring from the game to ride off into the sunset after cementing their musical legacy.
So far, none have been able to stay away from the booth.
This week, Timbaland says he’s ready to walk away from music, but not before passing the torch to an up and coming producer.
Timbo, who’s crafted beats for everyone from Jay Z, Missy Elliott and Nelly Furtado is ready to “throw in the towel.” He cites boredom with the state of music as the cause for retirement.
“Music is boring right now. I’m too innovative for the world,” he said during an interview with Gigwise.
This isn’t the first time Timbaland has expressed his dissatisfaction with the state of music. In a previous interview, he said he was bored with Hip Hop and looked to produce other types of records.
After that statement, Tim backed up his words, going on to produce Justin Timberlake’s critically acclaimed Future Sex/Love Sounds album.
Timbaland plans to leave his mark on the industry by appointing one of his understudy’s to pick up the void left after his departure.
However, he’s also quick to remind us that there will never be another Timbaland.
“I’ve been doing it so long, I’m about to throw in the towel. I’m about to de-crown myself and pass it over to one of the up-and-coming producers under me. They won’t be able to be me–there’s only one Timbaland–but there’s a certain sound that I try to teach.”