In the last month or so, Timbaland has been leaking snippets of new Tink songs via selfie videos posted to his Instagram. These 15-second bits and pieces are promising, but they are truly only the beginning.
On Thursday night at a New York launch party for Mosley Music Group, Timbaland’s new Epic Records imprint, he played a handful of the new songs he’s been working on with the Chicago rapper in full. It turns out that the song he teases here and here features a better-than-decent (by recent standards, at least) guest verse from Jay Z; and the one teased here and here is packed with a powerful turn from the ever choosey Andre 3000. Tim’s affection for his mentee truly shined when he played a track that opens with Tink flipping Aaliyah’s “One In A Million.” “Remember she’s a kid,” he gushed. “She’s not supposed to be this special.”

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