Timbaland Preps Video Game for Aspiring Producers

While it may seem as if super producer Timbaland has been missing on the hip-hop front as of late, the Virginia-native is making a comeback…digitally, that is.

The hitmaker, known for crafting chart-songs for Jay-Z, Missy Elliott and Ludacris, has partnered with the masterminds behind the highly-successful Grand Theft Auto series to develop a video game, titled Beaterator. The game will allow players to utilize Timbo’s signature sounds to create their own beats.

“I’ve worked closely with Rockstar Games to make something completely unique,” Tim said via a press release. “Beaterator is like taking my music studio and turning it into a suite of tools anyone can use. We can’t wait to hear the beats people make and share with the world.”

Beaterator is a very natural progression for us,” Sam Houser, the founder of Rockstar Games, added. “Music is incredibly important to us here at Rockstar, and we believe that there are many people out there who share that passion and will be excited about creating music of their own.”

Beaterator will be released on September 29. -Max G

Watch a teaser of the game below.

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    why would a beatmaker/producer wanna make beats using the same sounds timbaland already used?

    and wasnt this the SAME guy who would get mad at producers for “beat biting”?

    c’mon timbo…give us some REAL material.

  • Mutada al sader the king

    I smell a huge hit.

    They probably took all of Timz drums (since every two bit sample cd and clone producer has stold them from his productions over the years anyway) and created something like “fruity” loops <-(gay), and will allow people to drag and drop, and copy and paste their way to a groove.

    Probably will make a ton of money and spawn succesors and clones. Although the’ve had games like this for years.

  • BeerGangsta

    Timbo what up Homeboy! Take notes ya’ll if you won’t to learn how to Produce. You need to get this game. If you can’t learn from this. You won’t get it. Smart move Timbo! I love to see different shit. I am glad that you not a followed like the rest of them. Virginia Beach is the Shit! If ya’ll never been there ya’ll missing a lot of fun.

    • http://www.myspace.com/pharris27610 P. Harris

      co-sign VA Beach

      shout out to Norfolk… Tidewater Gardens…

      • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

        P. Harris you from VA? Norfolk my proving grounds homie!

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    Yeah, I can see this being a success. Maybe not on a huge scale, but nonetheless the huge “I Want To Make Beats” groupies will come out and try exploring this option.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/pharris27610 P. Harris

    If he releases it for PC I can see it going some where but not for a console…

  • Lloyd sedio

    Co-sign P.Harris we don’t by console anymore, so he must release the game fo pc’s if he wants to profit something

  • Mutada/Mullah Atari

    Good to see some VA folks up in here. Ya’ll must have something in the water to produce talents like, The Neptunes, Timbaland, Missy, The Clipse etc. lol

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  • chipmusic stealer

    timbalaand is indeed a pile of crap who stole everything