For our money, there might not have been a better vocal delivery in all of the ’90s than Missy Elliott‘s “Beep, beep, who’s got the keys to the jeep? / Vrrrroooom,” off her collaboration with Timbaland, “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly).” Which sets the bar pretty much impossibly high when these two get back in the studio together. “Take Ur Clothes Off” is the first release of what Timbaland has deemed Timbo Thursdays in 2011. Guess this once a week thing is going to become a thang (thanks Kanye).
Before our conversation, I listened to the new album, watched the video for DoomTree’s “Drumsticks” a million times. I’ll have to wait a month or two till he comes to play West Hollywood to shout it at him at a show. At at 28, he’s already logged a considerable amount of time in the studio, and four hundred plus some odd tracks which is definitely a professional average. Spin has even called him a child prodigy, various mainstream media corporate outlets bowed at his feet as well in previous write-ups. He was down for the exchange, and I was unbelievably ill. It was decided via text message would be mutually beneficial way to proceed.