Legendary beat maker Timothy Zachery “Timbaland” Mosley has announced that his next record Open Noir will be his last.
After news surfaced that Diddy was retiring from laying down new verses, Timbo also shared that Opera Noir will be his final full-length project, but in addition to the album, he’s also working on a forthcoming hip-hop musical with the same title.
In a press release, Leftfield Pictures who’ll also serve as executive producers on the scripted motion picture, described Opera Noir as a program that “will follow young musician’s rise to the top and hardships along the way — including struggles with poverty, substance abuse and crime.”
The Virginia native was recently pictured in the studio with Justin Timberlake, who’s working on his own project. JT hinted that the 20/20 Experience follow-up will be more diverse than his previous works.
n 2002, Timbaland produced the hit single “Cry Me a River” for Justin Timberlake, going on to produce most of Timberlake’s subsequent LPs such as FutureSex/LoveSounds and The 20/20 Experience and their respective hit singles. A Timbaland-owned imprint label, Mosley Music Group, featured artists such as Nelly Furtado, whose Timbaland-produced album Loose (2006) was a commercial and critical success. In 2007, Timbaland released a solo album, Shock Value, which was followed by Shock Value II in 2009.
Aside from the aforementioned artists, Timbaland’s production credits from the 2000s forward include work with Jay Z, Nas, Ludacris, Bubba Sparxxx, Madonna, Rihanna,OneRepublic, Brandy, Drake, Rick Ross and others. As a songwriter he has written as of 2014, 85 UK hits and 99 hits Stateside