Shock Value II, Timbaland’s follow up album to his multiplication ‘07 release finally came out this month after getting push backed several weeks. The record features beats from one of hiphop’s most sucessful producers, many in new styles not seen in his past work. Besides tracks with rappers like Drake and ‘Symphony’ which features Masta Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane, the album also lets Timbaland explore his pop-production side. Some unexpected guests collaborate with him including Miley Cyrus, Esthero, and Katy Perry.
Timbaland has also confirmed a three week ‘Shock Value II Tour’ in major markets. Kicking off in his hometown Virginia next month the tour stops in New York City on 01.20.10 at Irving Plaza. As of right now Timbaland is the only confirmed artist on the bill but you’d have to think at least some artists from the album are going to be joining him on the tour to make this work. Tickets are on-sale for $37.50; 16+.