2013 has been a busy year for Timbaland. He had a key hand in the production of Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail and was the mastermind to behind the boards on every track featured on both Justin Timberlake 20/20 Experiences. After working so hard on other people’s music, Timbaland has finally turned to his own work and released his first single from Textbook Timbo, “Know Bout Me”.
With this year being somewhat of a revival to Timbaland’s career, it is only fitting that he question what everyone thinks they “Know Bout Me”. While Timbo brings in some top features for the track – Jay-Z for the into, Drake for a verse and James Fauntleroy for the outro – this is Timbaland’s song. Unlike any of his work thus far in 2013, Timbaland’s voice is the focus. While his rhymes have never been his strongest asset, “Know Bout Me” does reveal that Timbo is not about to fall off again anytime soon.
Listen to “Know Bout Me” below.