Despite reports that superproducer/rapper Timbaland (real name Timothy Mobley) attempted suicide on Tuesday, officials with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department say the were commissioned only to help locate the missing husband and father, who disappered in a funk on Tuesday after learning that a Jacob & Co. timepiece with an estimated value of $2 million had been stolen from his Los Angeles home….possibly by a trusted pal.
Reports of the alleged suicide attempt were further exacerbated early Wednesday morning, when radio/TV personality Ryan Seacrest told listeners of his LA radio morning show — “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” — that he heard Timbaland had tried to take his own life.
After the massive success of his 2007 album Shock Value, superproducer Timbaland is readying the release of his eagerly-awaited follow-up, Shock Value II, debuting Dec. 8. Check out the video for Tim’s latest single, “Morning After Dark,” featuring Soshy.
Is Miley the new Justin? Critically-acclaimed producer Timbaland sure thinks so!
Although Tim has worked with some of the most talented musicians in the industry today — including Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Missy, Keri Hilson, and Nelly Furtado — the Virginia native was quite taken with television’s Hannah Montana, who he collaborated with for his new album, Shock Value II. He says: “Man, she’s gonna be like Justin [Timberlake]. She comes from that same musical background, where she’s just got it. Her voice is just there. The best way to put it is she’s special. When I worked with her, I was very impressed. I was like, ‘Whoa.’”
Pop’s favorite hip-shaker has teamed up with a hip-hop heavyweight and an award-winning super-producer. Check out the world premiere of Shakira’s Timbaland-produced track “Give It Up To Me,” featuring Lil Wayne. The song is set to appear on Shakira’s upcoming English album She Wolf.