I love seeing compilation projects like this come together. Everything about SMKA says consistency. These guys been doing it, are doing it, and will be doing it. Pay up.
"A3C partnered with Revolt TV and Atlanta production crew, SMKA, to book the legendary Stankonia Studios during 2013 A3C Festival and produce an original mixtape, The Hang Out: A3C Edition. For 12 hours a day (Thursday, Oct 3rd through Saturday, Oct 5th) nearly 30 of the most talented up-and-coming artists at the 2013 A3C Festival came through Stankonia to record 15 original tracks produced by 808 Blake & Kato of SMKA, Prolyfic, DJ Burn One & Kamal of RadioActiveKids. For 3 days Stankonia became a must-attend destination for many of hip-hop’s elite MCs.
Artists Include: Problem, Jarren Benton, Chuck Inglish, Boldy James, Forte Bowie, Denzel Curry, Kings Dead, Kris Kassanova, Scotty ATL, J. Nics, Skyzoo, iNDEED, Cory Mo, Chill Moody, Kidd Kidd, 40 Akerz, EarthGang, Shawn Crystopher, Bizzy Crook, Cool is Mac, Chase Allen, GQ, Halo, Planet lV, Locksmith, Runway Richy, Doley Bernays, Phene, Sy Ari Da Kid, Jus Nice, Kelsey Lu, Phene, Drey Skonie, 2 Deep & More."
01. "How Much" f/ Problem & Jarren Benton (prod. SMKA)
The details are scarce, but the 30+ second teaser above makes it clear that Timba is looking to produce the next posthumous Michael Jackson project. Will it feature unreleased MJ vocals? Or Timbo remixes? A combo of both? I'll stop asking questions now?!
MJ's music is so timeless that it certainly doesn't need to be remixed but I know if Timbaland is handling the project, a. he'll be respectful and maintain MJ's essence, and b. has the potential to make a timeless hit for MJ on its own. So, I for one, approve. Hopefully more details to come sooner than later.
"I like the song and the stir it’s causing. It's good for rap music. A month or two ago, Big Sean asked me to be on this record with him for his album. He had a demo hook on it at the time. I did my verse and sent it back. I found out a couple days before it was released that Kendrick had put a verse on it." - Jay Electronica
Originally posted by 5ABIOmaticearlier today, I had to bring this news to the top as Timbaland was pretty revealing in this sit-down with Revolt TV. He spilled a collab that us many of us salivating: "Sinatra In The Sands" — Nas featuring Jay Z & Justin Timberlake. Says, "Justin sounds like Frank Sinatra." Yup! Need this.
Also discussed: Timbaland's perspective on new Aaliyah music with Drake & Chris Brown. Here's the quote.
"It would never work... Cause Aaliyah music only work with its soulmate... which is me."
Timbaland wasn't sending any shots, and even went on to say some really positive things on Drake (whom he collabed with before, if you forgot). He also said that Missy Elliott was inspired by the Samsung commercial to make new music again. And Timbaland wants to continue finding out each other's artistry telling Jay, to essentially keep making music while we got that energy flowin. That's a "Gowhere You Love" moment right there! Watch the dope, quick-hit talk for all of Timbo's words himself above.
As we all anxiously await for Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" album to drop, REVOLT got an exclusive video with Timbaland as he talk about the creation of this album. In this video, Timbaland talks of many deep issues that occured before and during the process of creating such a notorious album. Along with some issues that we all may know of, Timbo explains those issues in great detail and exposes more secrets that we may have not known. As Timbo speaks with a high passion about this album, he gives us his own visual of how "Magna Carta Holy Grail" stands alone in its own category and how other albums can't compare to what Jay is about to release.
Also, since the recent release of Kanye's "Yeezus" and J.Cole's "Born Sinner" everyone has been in an uproar saying who's album was the best and if Ye' or Cole did a good job with their album. Well, Timbaland steps in by giving his additional two cent on how he feels about each artist and their album. Seems to me like things are about to get real! Will Jay-Z's album blow Ye' and Cole's out of the park? What do you all think?
TIBS ADD: Jay-Z also revealed one last song lyric — this one for "F**kwithmeyouknowigotit" f/ Rick Ross. Check that out below and get ready to hear Magna Carta Holy Grail in an hour and change!