Finally, Tink Can Do What She Wants

“M.I.A.” is the first video Tink has released since breaking away from her joint deal with Timbaland, and this time she’s exactly where she wants to be.
Kristin Corry

Justin Timberlake, Performative Whiteness, and the Spectacle of Authenticity

'Man of the Woods' isn’t a pivot to whiteness, but feels more like a calculated pander to it.
Kristin Corry
New music

Sam Smith is Peak Sam Smith on His New Song with Timbaland, "Pray"

It sounds like a Sam Smith song.
Lauren O'Neill
Remembering Things

Missy Elliott Changed the Future on 'Supa Dupa Fly'

In one instant, Missy Elliott gave us permission to be weird, left-of-center, and downright funny, all without an ounce of gimmickry or novelty.
Cameron Cook
A Year of Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne's Forgotten Secret Weapon Was This Timbaland Beat

"Like a circle of knives, I’ve got the sharpest flow around."
Kyle Kramer
The Unstreamables

Aaliyah's 'One in a Million' Invented the Sound of the Future

It's the sound of three of pop's biggest innovators—Aaliyah, Timbaland, and Missy Elliott—bringing funk forward, but you can't stream it online.
Al Shipley
Remembering Things

A Blow by Blow Account of How Omarion’s “Ice Box” Video Captures 2006

This is an artifact. A memento of a forgotten time. A prized jewel.
Emma Garland

Remembering Aaliyah, My Mentor Through Life

For the last 15 years, I’ve mourned the artist who helped me navigate friendship, gender, and queerness—three of the most important parts of my life today.
Max Mohenu
Tales of Heroic Bravery

I Was Supposed to See Timbaland in Las Vegas but Spent $10,000 on Dune Buggies and Steak Instead

"I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late." - me to my wallet
Devin Pacholik

Saudi Arabia and Sour Diesel: A Chat with LA Rapper Skinny

We spoke with the LA rapper about meeting Timbaland, growing up in Saudi Arabia, and his new project, '1999 Parachutes,' which drops July 15.
Noisey Staff

“Respect My Grind”: Bebe Rexha Steps Up

She’s written hooks for Eminem and Minaj. Timbaland wants in on her LP and Kanye’s a fan. No longer just a featured artist now it’s all about Bebe.
Nick Levine
Remembering Things

Promiscuous World: Ten Years Ago, Nelly Furtado's 'Loose' Ate Music Alive

In 2006 Furtado did a stylistic 180 and teamed up with Timbaland to create one of the best pop records of the mid-aughts. Time to appreciate.
Nick Levine