Timbaland to produce Jay-Z album?

Producer promises bagpipes on new record

For a man who supposedly retired in 2003, Jay-Z is certainly keeping himself busy. Fresh from winning over a sceptical crowd at last month's Glastonbury festival, it's now being reported that he's set to start work on a new album with super-producer Timbaland.

The pair have collaborated before – most successfully on 2000's Big Pimpin' – but if it happens, this will be the first time that Timbaland has produced an entire Jay-Z album. The producer is already claiming that the record will be a "classic".

Worryingly, Timbaland has also suggested that the album will have bagpipes on it, but this could just be a lot of hot air.


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