New Timbaland Tracks From “Shock Value 2″ Leak

I’m in the minority, but I felt like Tim’s lastp LP,Shock Value, was a great album. That said, the man had an incredible period of productivity from 06-07, but lately has been quiet, at least as far as hit records go (does Flo Rida’s “Elevator” count?). It could be that that Tim’s locked himself in the studio trying to figure out how to redefine pop and urban music yet again, seeing as how every single producer jumped on the hip-POP production bandwagon after he basically turned Justin Timberlake into a rapper. Maybe he’s busy trying to get Keri Hilson’s career as an artist off the ground. Who knows.

Two new tracks leaked last week, supposedly from Shock Value 2. “Talk” features T-Pain, and if the muffled 2nd verse is any indication, it’s definitely a rough draft that slipped onto Zshare before it could be finished. “Back Together” features this singer/songwriter James Fauntleroy, who I don’t know much about, but has a cool last name. Overall, the T-Pain track is pretty hot, except for the fact that T-Pain is on it. I mean, I dig Pain, but just think at this point he’s overexposed. He needs to fall back a bit, because his presence on some tracks automatically puts the song in jeopardy of being manufactured radio jingle status. The other one is pretty hot, but doesn’t really expand on Tim’s production style much, or his songwriting. Sounds very typical of him. Good, but not groundbreaking.

“Talk” ft T-Pain

“Back Together” ft James Fauntleroy

What do you think, any good?

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  • drew216

    not bad..ive heard worse

  • TheCo!!inB

    Elevator doesn’t count cause it was done by my boy Hannon Lane….who’s light years ahead of Danja, just he and Tim weren’t seeing eye to eye for a minute. Tim is on my side eye list for now…..after I found out how horribly he raped the beat for Ayo Technology I can’t fucks with him. he’s a percussive genius but his “interpolation” game is starting to turn into straight thievery

  • Mean Greene

    The T-Pain sounds like an also ran…

    The Back Together could get burn on pop radio.

  • Shawty J

    Both of these songs sound kinda annoying. The beats are good, but you already expect that form Timbo.