You didn't read anything about them on these pages, but multiple erroneous reports about Timbaland's forthcoming 'Shock Value 2' album stormed the internet in the past weeks. Last Tuesday, the 'Hard Candy' co-producer got on the phone with MTV.com - which the reports were incorrectly attributed to - and set the record straight.
'It's funny,' Timbo said about the surprisingly detailed report, which claimed it was based on an advance preview of five tracks from the album. 'I'm surprised people are watching me like that. I am recording the album, but I don't know none of them joints, none of them songs. That's just bogus.'
As for an official track listing, the production wizard was mum - and he didn't confirm or deny whether any of the artists listed in the report will appear on the album. He did speak generally about the album's direction, however.
'I'm just revamping. I'm not even at a stage to say where I'm at. I'm not at a beginning, I'm not at a middle. I'm just zoning out trying to find a new sound I wanna attack, and I think I got it. It's something you never heard, something I never tried.'
'It might be something you might have heard, I don't know,' Timbaland added. 'I'm trying to figure it out myself. I'm just having a bunch of fun right now. I don't wanna go too left, but I wanna give them something different.'
Tim did say the album is coming in 2009.