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Timbaland is a busy man these days. In addition to scoring the music for the incredibly popular show “Empire,” and clutching number one spots on iTunes, he’s also developing new talent for his label Moseley Music Group/Epic Records.
The latest is an artist by the name of Tink, a 19-year-old Chicago born rapper. Tink has already made plenty of strides in the industry not only being signed to Timbaland but also working with the likes of Jay Z and Rick Ross.
Timbaland even said that Aaliyah gave Tink the cosign.
But as for this song, “Ratchet Commandments,” Tink is basically explaining all the ridiculous behaviors that have the potential to afflict us all. See what she’s talking about in just a few of the lyrics.
Thou shall not fuck up on a nigga when you know he got a Mrs.
(Thou shall not) lie up on the Bible. How you looking for a title when you sleeping with his rivals?
(Thou shall not) put trust in these men. These niggas are now bitch stop acting so feminine.
(Thou shall not) respond to these bitches. They envy what you doing and they only want attention.
(Thou shall not) pacify the truth. If you know you’re rent due, get the fuck up out the club.
And just in case you thought she was addressing the ladies, think again. She had some advice for the men as well.
“But niggas lie on they money like everyday. And Niggas ratchet too just in another way. You fake fathers never held your daughters, never had a conversation. You too fucking immature to get an occupation.”
…Well. As my pastor says, if you can’t say amen, say ouch.
Take a look at Tink (and Timbaland) performing the song in the video below.
It’s been quite a while since Missy, Timbaland and Ginuwine have collaborated, but it looks like the trio may be preparing to reunite for an upcoming project. Last night on Instagram, Timb shared a collage with photos of himself, Ginuwine and Missy with a caption that read:
“I got a surprise!!!!!!!!!!!”
Ginuwine also shared the same image.
“Could it happen 1 more time?????” he captioned the photo.
Missy also seemed to cosign the whispers.
It’s unclear what led to their desire to reunite, but perhaps reminiscing in the wake of Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic, which Timbaland mercilessly dragged, had something to do with it. Also, Ginuwine has always seemed pretty open to hitting the lab and creating musical magic with his former producers. In 2004, he even discussed wanting to create a movie based in his experiences with them titled, The Basement.
“I’m working on a movie called The Basement about me, Missy and Timbaland and what all of us went through,” he told MTV News. “I do want to get their OK to use certain things and portray them in certain ways. It’s definitely going to be us involved in it. I definitely want to be in it also. Hopefully that will work. I’m trying to work on it as we speak.”
Would you be interested in seeing these three collaborate for some new music?
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UPDATE: “Whether You Loved Or Hate, You Watched”: Wendy Williams Defends Aaliyah Biopic As Timbaland Continues To Trash It
UPDATE: Despite all the backlash, Wendy Williams is feeling good about the Aaliyah biopic, mostly because so many people watched it at the end of the day, even if they watched to rag on it:
“I see my Aaliyah movie broke the Internet this weekend. E’rybody got an opinion. Well I must tell you, whether you loved or hate, you watched. It was the second highest rated movie on all of cable this year so far. Not just Lifetime. But all of cable! And I must say, ‘Flowers in the Attic’ is number one, and then us, so thank you. We all have opinions, but I must say, if you still want to see the Aaliyah movie, it comes on tonight at eight o’ clock on Lifetime. And by the way, you Alexandra Shipp, did a terrific job as Aaliyah.”
Unless you were living under a rock the entire weekend, I’m sure you know good and well that in terms of quality, Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic was panned by just about everybody. I personally watched it up until they introduced the Timbaland and Missy characters and I started feeling like I was watching the biggest joke I’d seen since Norbit. But I did see that Timbaland was trashing the film to hell using memes on Instagram, even though he didn’t watch it. He spoke in detail about why he was against the biopic while talking to Ebro in the Morning today and said that even though he didn’t watch the movie, he knew that it shouldn’t have been made and was going by what fans were telling him.
“I don’t know whose fault it is…I’m going by the fans. One of my close friends sent me the picture I first posted and I was like, man, pictures can say a lot. I felt like every picture said everything I probably would say in an interview.
I felt like, let me make it known that I really hear ya’ll fans. I’m very upset about it. Fans kept sending me great pictures and posts…I got 100 every hour. If I could have posted every picture I got, it would have been crazy.”
The producer said that he was bothered by the idea that the first time Aaliyah’s story was brought to life for fans, it was on Lifetime and was done in such a poor manner.
“That’s what made me go off the way I did. It was the first initial time and it was like, wow! This is how ya’ll gone really do it? Ya’ll really gone put this out? I always thought it was a rumor. I thought it was a joke, but evidently it wasn’t. Then I started to realize, wait a minute, this is really, real. As a businessman I’m like, I’m really the one that’s kind of dumb because I really shouldn’t have paid it any attention or gave it attention…the more attention we give this thing, the better it is for them. Support Baby Girl and don’t watch Lifetime. Make a real statement.”
Timbaland said that he hasn’t been in contact with Aaliyah’s uncle, Barry Hankerson, or Hankerson’s son Jomo, but the family, including himself and Missy, were all in agreement that they wouldn’t entertain a biopic until they were sure it was going to be done right and they were all ready.
“I haven’t reached out to Jomo or Barry. I know for the first time, everybody was all in agreeance on everything when it came to baby girl and this bio. It wasn’t done right. This is something that people want to hear from, hear from me anyway, and hear from Missy. If you can’t get Missy, I speak on the behalf of all of us when I say that I think it was done wrong.”
Throughout the interview, Ebro Darden kept asking Timbaland if he blamed Wendy Williams for the poor quality of the movie. He says that he doesn’t but acknowledges that everyone involved with the project clearly doesn’t care about how important Aaliyah is to her fans and music in general–it’s all about the money:
“They care absolutely not. And everybody keeps telling me, stop blaming Lifetime, blame Wendy. I didn’t follow the story so I gotta believe the fans. I don’t want to just diss this lady like that. I want to know the full details before I really, really go in. Only thing I know that I can go in on is that you’re showing a mockery on TV. That’s what really bothered me. Out of everybody who has passed away, Aaliyah has a special anointing in the air that people will not let die. When you talk about Aaliyah, everybody wakes up and it’s amazing to me. I think that kind of brought me to tears. To see my music and what I put into all these years, last this long and have that effect on people. The way people support her even after death, I don’t even think they rave over Michael Jackson the way they rave over Aaliyah, and I think that’s amazing.”
It was definitely an interesting interview. But with all the backlash that the film received over the weekend, I was feeling a little bad for Alexandra Shipp, who played Aaliyah. People were pretty harsh on the 23-year-old. But she did foresee the negativity, telling TIME:
After it was released that Zendaya was cast in the role, I remember reading all the backlash. It was kind of ridiculous. I was like, “This girl is a great actress. She’s going to do a great job, and it’s a great production.” Once I got offered it, I wondered if that was going to happen to me. But then I read the script and talked with the producers and talked about how they wanted to make this movie great. I had to put all that stuff aside. I deleted Twitter off my phone. I deleted Instagram. And I just did my job.
So yesterday, despite the uproar online, Shipp took to Twitter to retweet the positivity and thank her fans.
“Thank you to everyone who tuned in to #AaliyahMovie last night. Means sooo much! Much love!”
Check out Timbaland’s interview with Ebro in the Morning below:
Even if you didn’t watch Lifetime’s failed attempt at honoring the legacy of Aaliyah last night, there’s no way you didn’t catch the slanderous memes circulating all over the Internet that basically sum up the biopic in one word: trash.
We fully expected diehard Aaliyah fans to go in after we saw the suspect casting choices for the movie, but never did we imagine Timbaland (one of those horribly cast– evidence here.) would even pay the Lifetime biopic any mind. Well, he did. In fact, he dedicated 20 Instagram posts to make sure all the individuals behind the movie “feel his wrath.”
Timbo started out simply saying he hoped no one was watching the biopic, then he began posting several of the hilarious memes circulating IG about the painfully unbearable acting like this:
And then he started dropping his own IG videos to make sure the world knew exactly how he felt about the “bullsh!t.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely keeping an eye out for a lawsuit of some sort to be heading Lifetime’s way. What did you think of the Aaliyah biopic?
From “So Anxious” To “Are You That Somebody?”: 11 Hit Songs You Didn’t Know Were Written By The Late Static Major
Static Major, born Stephen Garrett, was a gifted writer and producer who used his talents to create some of the biggest R&B hits of the ’90s (and after) for some of the biggest stars of that time, including Aaliyah and Ginuwine. He often collaborated with Timbaland and was trained under the tutelage of one DeVante Swing. But before he was even a member of the Swing Mob collective, he was trying to make moves as a member of the R&B trio, Playa. While on the verge of really breaking through in the industry and becoming well-known, Garrett passed away in 2008 from respiratory stress while having treatment for myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disorder.
Garrett’s birthday was this week (yesterday actually) and I thought it would be a good time to show some love to a man who deserved a lot more recognition when he was here on earth. Here are 11 hit songs you may not have known were written and/or produced by Static Major.
“Pony” by Ginuwine
This song, one of Static Major’s first big hits, peaked at #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, and #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. He co-wrote the song with Ginuwine and Timbaland (who produced it), and the track made G a household name…with the ladies of course.
Last October, it looked like Timbaland and his wife, Monique Mosley, were headed for divorce court. Though she didn’t cite what the issue was, Monique filed for divorce from the hitmaker and requested money for child support, private school tuition, life insurance and alimony.
By March of this year, it appeared that Timb and Monique were rekindling their relationship and now it appears that their then-pending divorce is nothing but a distant memory. According to TMZ,the pair quietly dismissed their divorce case last week. The two have also been showing each other nothing but love on social media.
We’re really happy that they were able to work things out.
For these famous folks, talent seems to run in the family. Here are 10 pairs of celebrities who we were surprised to learn (at one time or another) were related.
Pharrell and Timbaland
Crazy right!? Two of the most talented producers in music are cousins–at least that’s what Timbaland claims. In an online chat with fans, Tim said that a little known-fact about him is that he and Pharrell are actually cousins. Hopefully he wasn’t referring to “play cousins,” but he seemed pretty serious.
Jennifer Hudson’s collaboration with Timbaland has been out in the blogosphere since the spring time but this week, Hudson dropped visuals for the single. In the opening scene of the video, Jennifer walks out donning a cut off shirt leggings, an asymmetrical hair cut and some big, bold and gaudy jewelry. It’s very Sal-N-Pepa. She’s on her way to the hair salon when a dude from around the way stops and tries to holler at her.
J Hud admits that while he is enticing, he’ll have to do a bit more to win her affections or “Walk It Out” with her. And she provides him with a pretty comprehensive list.
Jennifer goes from the salon, to the park and finally to the night time streets, ignoring this nicely chiseled man. But finally, when he offers her the keys to his BMW convertible, she’s willing to give him a chance. Ha!
Check out the video below and let us know if you’re feeling this new one from Hudson as well as the song itself.
Sometimes it’s just cheaper to keep her. These celebrity couples made public declarations that they were calling it quits then went behind closed doors and were able to work things out.
Kobe and Vanessa Bryant
After just six months of dating, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant married his wife Vanessa in 2000. The mother of his two children stuck by his side as he faced sexual assault charges in Colorado after having sex with a hotel worker in 2002. As an apology, he bought Vanessa a $4 million eight-carat purple diamond ring. After years of reportedly putting up with Bryant’s infidelity, Vanessa had finally had enough and filed for divorce towards the end of 2011. But the NBA superstar did his best to win the love of his life back and in 2013 it was announced that the divorce was called off.
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Growing up we learned Missy Elliot’s colorful lyrics verbatim and practicing her music videos’ choreography was the thing to do in the living room of your cousins’ house. While back then her music may have been all fun and games, now that we’ve gotten older we realize she was asking speaking a lot of truth about men folk — I don’t want no one-minute man anybody? Check out these 10 love lessons from Missy and tell us what you’ve learned from the icon rapper.
Never give up the things you like to do once you begin dating. Most importantly, do not financially support a man who mistreats you.
“Gave you all my dough
When you needed it all the time
I thought you was the one
But you just a hit and run
Gave up clubs and parties
I put them aside
I stopped going to all the parties”
Song: Beep Me 911 Ft. 702