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Drake’s Posthumous Aaliyah Album Scrapped

DrakeDrake's posthumous Aaliyah album featuring unreleased material from the singer has been scrapped.

The rapper's producer Noah "40" Shebib was set to work with him on the project but has pulled out because her mother Diane didn't approve of the idea. In an interview with Vibe, Noah said, "The world reacting to Drake's involvement so negatively, I just wanted nothing to do with it. [Aaliyah's] mother saying 'I don't want this out' was enough for me. I walked away very quickly."

He was also worried about the "negative stigma" involved with the album, which was set to feature unreleased material from the 22-year-old singer who died in a plane crash on August 25, 2001. But he claims producer Timbaland, who previously said only he should work on Aaliyah's music, was positive about his work.

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Jay-Z and Timbaland Fell Out

Timbaland, Jay-Z, Swizz BeatzTimbaland fell out with Jay-Z and almost didn't appear on Magna Carta Holy Grail.

The producer and rapper teamed up for the track "BBC" on Jay-Z's latest album, but it nearly never happened, as they fell out after working on Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3, released in 2009, together.

In an interview on REVOLT TV Timbaland said, "Jay and I fell out. I missed his 40th [birthday.] It was over petty stuff. It was more personal stuff and disagreements. It was not industry-related. It was personal, and I was wrong."

The stars, who have worked closely together for over ten years, reunited while Timbaland was working on Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience and resolved their issues when they realized they were "better together."

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Beyonce Releases Controversial New Material

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BeyonceBeyonce has released two new tracks, "Bow Down" and "I Been On." The 31-year-old singer unveiled an audio clip of her first new material since 2011's 4 album on her website yesterday. The track was accompanied by a photo of the singer as a child standing in a room full of trophies.

Lyrics include the lines, "I know when you were little girls you dreamt of being in my world / Don't forget it / Respect that / Bow Down b****es." Elsewhere she sings, "I took my time to live my life but don't think I'm just his little wife / Don't get it twisted this is my sh*t."

The clip takes pieces from two different songs, "Bow Down," which has reportedly been produced by Hit-Boy and "I Been On" which is thought to have been made with Timbaland.

Beyonce's lyrics appear to refer to her absence from the music industry as she has become a mother to daughter Blue Ivy, now 14-months, and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, but her choice of words and apparent attitude have divided opinion. "I'm not sorry that @beyonce is a trend-setter and doesn't sound like everyone else. It's about changing the game #beyhive (sic)" one fan wrote on Twitter.

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Timbaland Signs with Jay-Z

Timbaland and Jay-Z

Timbaland has signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label. The rapper and producer - who has worked on tracks for Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Rowland and a host of other stars - has signed with Jay's label, which is also home to Rita Ora and Alexis Jordan.

Jay posted a picture of them together on his Life + Times blog, with a caption reading, "We would like to welcome Timbaland to the Roc Nation family!"

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Justin Timberlake to Release New Track Today?

Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake is set to release his musical comeback today.

The "Cry Me A River" hitmaker is rumored to be releasing a new track, which some sources claim will feature his long time collaborator, Timbaland, as well as rapper Jay-Z and his wife, Beyonce.

Preparing fans for an announcement, Justin - who took a break from music in 2006 to focus on his acting career - tweeted, "Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am PST... (sic)" Timbaland further fuelled the rumors, tweeting, "haha im laughin right now. i told y'all the storm is coming this year (sic)."

Justin, 31, was spotted leaving a recording studio with Jay-Z and Beyonce in December, but it was thought he was recording a part for Beyonce's next album. Producer Jim Beanz tiold how he was planning to join Justin and Timbaland for writing sessions last year.

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Missy Elliott’s Double Comeback

Missy ElliottMissy Elliott releases two comeback singles today. The rapper's first new songs since 2005, "Triple Threat" and "9th Inning," were both produced by Timbaland and mark her return as a solo artist after being diagnosed with thyroid disorder Graves' disease last year. Missy will also release new album, tentatively titled Block Party, later this year.

Describing the new record in a UStream interview with fans, she said, "I like to call it theatrical hip-hop. It's not [1999 album] Da Real World all over again, but just the dramatics of the real world is the feeling that I get from this album."

The star has also distanced herself from a project to posthumously release tracks by singer Aaliyah, whom she and Timbaland worked closely with before her death in a plane crash in 2001. "Until [her family] come and say we're ready to do an Aaliyah album, then I don't really want to try and get into that because it's really sensitive," she said.

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Justin Timberlake to Return to Music

Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake is working on a new album. The singer-turned-actor has been working with producers Timbaland and Jim Beanz on a set of "crazy" tracks for his third solo album.

"When I get back to the States I'm going to be helping out on Shock Value 3 with Timbaland and the Justin Timberlake project. It's still in the early stages, but they have a lot of tracks. While I've been over here in the UK they've been working, so by the time I get back they'll have a whole load of ideas and I'm going to have to catch up!" Jim said.

The record will be Justin's first since 2006's FutureSex/LoveSounds, which yielded hits including "SexyBack" and "What Goes Around... Comes Around." Jim said Justin is not trying to top his previous work, but rather compete with today's pop music. "There are certain artists who can get inside with great charisma and energy and make great music every time. So it's not really about topping the last record, it's more about topping music that comes on the radio. Everything is so similar that it's about topping that and doing something different, and that's what they are going for," Jim added.

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Justin Bieber Hasn’t Made Rap Record

Justin BieberJustin Bieber says there isn't a lot of rapping on his new album. The 18-year-old singer can be heard talking/rapping on his latest track "Boyfriend," but he insists his upcoming third LP Believe is still a traditional pop record.

"There's not a lot of rapping on the album. As people know, I'm a singer, and I don't want to get people confused with that, but it's something that I love to do, so you guys will definitely hear more of it," he told MTV News.

On "Boyfriend" the verses are performed in a rap style by Bieber and the lyrics include the lines "If I was your boyfriend, I'd never let you go/ I can take you places you ain't never been before/ Baby take a chance or you'll never ever know/ I got money in my hands that I'd really like to blow/ Swag swag swag, on you."

The music superstar has collaborated with several big names on the record, including Timbaland, Drake and Lil Wayne.

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Chris Brown Booted from Timbaland Track

DescriptionThere are many things should avoid doing right now, and performing on a song called “Maniac” is probably one of them.

Although the R&B artist had been scheduled to appear on Timbaland’s upcoming album, Brown was scratched from . The decision is reportedly due to Chris’ personal - not vocal - issues.

Sources tell TMZ that “some people” felt it was in appropriate for the singer to be associated with “Maniac.” (The song has since been retitled “The One I Love.”) But a rep for Timbaland claims Brown’s removal was simply a “creative decision for both parties.” Uh-huh...

Shock Value II and Chris Brown’s both drop on December 8th.

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Quote of the Day: Timbaland Compares Miley Cyrus to Justin Timberlake

Miley Cyrus

“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.’”

-Timbaland on , one of the singers he worked with for his upcoming album, Shock Value II.

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

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