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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Who's Got A Hit?: Timbaland's Peeps

Timbaland's everywhere and working with everybody these days (can you say "CHECK!"?), and with good reason - the man is musically gifted, some would say genius at what he does. Another musician who's sick with it is Brandy, who worked with Timbaland on her underrated album Afrodisiac. Depsite having some very public issues over the last year or so, Brandy is gearing up to make her glorious return to the music world, and new material from her has been leaking like a faucet. Among those "drips" is the Underdogs-produced cut entitled "List".

Former Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell may seem like an unlikely partner for Timbo, but believe it or not, Tim is said to have helmed the entire upcoming album from the gruff-voiced rocker and Chris says it's some of his best work ever. Sample below the new song "Long Gone" that Chris premiered on The Ryan Seacrest show, and judge for yourself.

Lastly, we have former Timbaland artist Kiley Dean. While not currently signed to a major label, she has become one of R&B/pop-music-lovers' favorite underdogs, and with talent like hers, she is bound to win. After briefly signing to (and then parting ways with) Music World Entertainment (Matthew Knowles' label), some new material surfaced from Kiley, including the emotional "Convince Me". Kiley also recently popped up on the Timbaland-produced "Elevator" by Flo Rida (she's doing the backgrounds on the hook), so maybe she and Tim are rekindling the magic they achieved on what was to be her debut album Simple Girl.

Who's got a hit?

Brandy - "List"

Chris Cornell (from Ryan Seacrest Show) - "Long Gone"

Kiley Dean - "Convince Me"

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