News: Timbaland Drops Chris Brown From New Album, "There's Nothing Against Chris"
Monday, Nov 23, 2009 5:50PM
Grammy-winning producer Timbaland has reportedly decided to drop Chris Brown's contribution to a song titled "The One I Love" which is on his upcoming album, Shock Value 2.
Reports claim the singer may have been taken off due to the controversy surrounding his publicized domestic dispute with ex-girlfriend Rihanna last February.
A source close to Brown tells TMZ the singer's vocals were removed from a song called "The One I Love" due to the "drama" surrounding him. Tim's manager, Marcus Spence, confirms Brown was dropped from the song -- but insists the move was a "creative decision for both parties" adding, "There's nothing against Chris. We love Chris." But according to rapper D.O.E. -- who does appear on the track -- the song was originally called "Maniac" ... but was changed because "some people" didn't think it would be a good idea to attach Brown to a song with that title. (TMZ)
Despite the loss of Brown, Timbo's new album will be packed with additional R&B and rap features.
I mentioned that what I was hearing is greater than the stuff on BP3 and he said "of course I'm not going to give Jay my best material." He wasn't joking...So here are some exclusives of who will be on the Shock Value 2: Estelle, Danja, Keri Hilson, Jonas Bros, Daughtry, Hollywood Undead, Jim Beanz, Amar, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Usher, Chris Brown, Missy Elliot, Drake, Pharrell, Sebastian. (The Timbaland Buzz)
Initially slated for a November release, Tim's latest effort will now drop in early December.
Super Monday is about to become a little less crowded. Timbaland's Shock Value II has been pushed back from November 23 to December. The sequel to 2007's Shock Value was previously set to go up against Rihanna's Rated R, Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster, 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct and Shakira's She Wolf, among others, on the same day. It will now be released on December 8, Rap-Up.com has learned, facing competition from Gucci Mane, Robin Thicke, Snoop Dogg, Usher and more. (Rap-Up)
Juelz Santana recently defended Brown in light of the negative publicity he has received as of late.
"You don't look down on a person unless you're trying to lift 'em up. I remember when they wasn't playing the 'Runnin'' song and Chris first came to me and said 'I wanna get a rapper on it' and once I got on it, they started playing the record. So at the end of the day, I feel like me and him made magic together, it was time for us to make magic together again. I got the right track from Polow, I heard him on it before I even got him on it, so I reached out to my dude, I didn't care about no situation, you live and you learn because he's young. I told him that from an older dude [perspective,] long as you learn from your situation, life is a road of learning experiences. Long as you learn from what you do, it is what it is." (The Life Files)
Shock Value 2 drops Tuesday, Decmeber 8th via Interscope Records.