He is regarded as one of the greatest producers in hip-hop history, but even Timbaland can have his darker moments like the rest of us. However, when he has his down days, he has icons like Drake and Jay-Z to rely upon.
The producer has conquered his addiction and the pits of failure, but he couldn’t have done either without the help of Drizzy and Hova. Timbaland shared on Club Shay Shay with Shannon Sharpe that the two musicians would regularly “check” him when needed.
Timbaland wasn’t quiet in his effusive praise of the Brooklynite Jay-Z. The producer claimed the rapper “is a prophet, God sent him. I ain’t never seen nobody like him. Hov actually raised me, and he don’t even know it. He raised me in the music business. He was so prolific, so wise beyond his age, that I was just amazed at just watching him. That’s why I had a different bond with Jay when it comes to my music. We was rewriting the Bible, in a way.”
The praise for some of hip-hop’s biggest names continued, too, as Timbaland also revealed that Toronto rapper Drake was also one of the people whom the producer could rely upon. He continued: “Even Drake told me. That’s why I’m like, these guys are special to the world. Now, once they give you the information, it’s up to you to use it. I didn’t come out until the darkness, man, and that’s why I say, it’s all love with these guys. They helped me during my darkest moment.”
Watch the clip of Timbaland sharing his praise for Jay-Z and Drake below.