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How Timbaland Revolutionized R&B + Hip-Hop and then Reinvented Himself After Addiction | Blueprint



A master of rhythm and melody, Timbaland always knew he had a gift when it came to music. He’d put it to good use in producing a number of groundbreaking works for the likes of Missy Elliott, Ginuwine, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake. But with fame came delusion and addiction, which trumped his extreme talent. Now, sober and revitalized, Timb has fallen in love with the art form again and set his sights on a new goal: create a classic that will mark the next chapter in his career, just as Quincy Jones did with Thriller.

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  1. these 25 minutes, recharged my energy. i'm a self made music producer, made 3 songs, got down because of very low exposure, but now i know, music is for your own self, if you are satisfied for yourself, it does not matter how others see it.

  2. Acting as fuck.. havent enjoyed interview a bit.. but talent yeah..no doubt..

  3. Never underestimate those Sound Bank Modules and tweaking them… when he talked about Pony….That time was a different sound. Appreciated this

  4. Thumbnail looks like g herbo

  5. Made a beat with some things Tim said that inspired me. Here's the link https://soundcloud.com/christopher-angel-gonzalez-vargas/issa-god-gift

  6. anyone knows the music in the end of the video ?

  7. Someone needs to edit this so after every question timberland replys by beat boxing just for the meme value.

  8. Man this motivate me to work hard in my producer world 🤴🏿🎹🧗🏿‍♂️@nasheone

  9. wow this man is so likeable. Love him

  10. This is deep,rich,kinda feel tears of COMEBACK JOY. Tim you are such gift. Big God bless you!

  11. its look like a interrogation room with a creative criminal 🙂

  12. Anyone know who produced the beat at the end of the video?

  13. THIS INTERVIEWER IS VERY GOOD GIVE HIM A RAISE !

  14. He is so brave to show his inner feelings like that with us. That's part of why I love him.

  15. Best music producer ever!

  16. The guy interviewing reminds me of a vampire from twilight 🧛‍♂️

  17. Great Interview. Timbaland is one of our favorite producers—always creating and searching for new sounds.

  18. He killed that fat bitch

  19. Anyone else thinks that Timberland is hawt af?

  20. Yikes! This interview is awkward: it's apparent that this interviewer has no idea about Timbaland or his background and only his later pop commercial collaborations w/ Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, and Jay-Z 😬 Please whomever is in charge of curating this interview: choose a more qualified candidate to interview talent next time.

  21. I thought cry me a river was Scott Storch???

  22. Love this! This 4:05 is how I feel 🙂

  23. son of mantronik! that all i got to say! those off beat patterns he did put him on top for his style!! funny how NEW YORK cats in that period lost how to do manual drums on their tracks. timbo made them niggas look like preschoolers!!

  24. Inspiring inner view 🙏🏼💫

  25. Would love for him to make another album with Missy. Timbo was ahead of his time and his beats are amazingly intricate compared to the trap sound of today

  26. Hopefully they will release the new Aaliyah in this lifetime.

  27. I remember that Casio keyboard and I did the same ..speed up the sample to squeeze it in that lil second 😂😂😂

  28. Y’all got Timbo lookin like Roy Jones Jr in the thumbnail 😂😂😂

  29. Bruh that beat her made for Nicole wray, that i got what you want.. One of my all time favs

  30. this motivated me. Thanks Tim i love you for this…

  31. This video misses one thing…the music being talked about ought to be playing in the background.🤔

  32. Never liked him after he starting speaking on dre. F*ck Tim. Dre the best producer ever

  33. Great question with a great answer, 7:17

  34. A must interview well done with flavor

  35. Can we please get a second season of blueprint? This is the best thing I could find on the internet. This is so interesting! Have a lovely day everyone. Take care

  36. My guys really interviewing timbaland wearing timberlands

  37. PLAY THE DAMN SAMPLES ..WE ARE HERE FOR HIS MUSIC!!!

  38. I was the lights were on during the interview

  39. Thank you Timbaland! I'm dealing with my own substance abuse issues and wondering can I get my shit together before it's to late. When you talked about what T.I. said and how that simple but powerful observation of how God deals with us helped you I needed to hear that.

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