Back in August 2013, Timbaland revealed L.A. Reid enlisted him to work on a posthumous Michael Jackson album featuring Jackson’s unreleased vocals and Tim’s production. Tim said back then that he’d have the work done by the end of 2013, but only now are we hearing the first bit of music from the project.
For Timbaland Thursdays, the producer posted a 1:07 snippet of a new song called “Slave To The Rhythm.” The majority of the chunk is a typically busy Tim arrangement, with his syncopated percussion intertwining with 20/20 Experience-type strings. Then the King of Pop storms in with his angry voice, repeating “She’s a slave to the rhythm.”
To be honest, the Timbo sound kind of overwhelms MJ on this one, but it’s tough to really know with such a short sample. Hear it for yourself below. More »