Timbaland Prepares New Album 'Shock Value'

After churning

out hit for the likes of pop stars Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado, super-producer

Timbaland is preparing his second solo album, titled Shock Value. The

first single from the album, “Give It to Me," features Justin Timberlake

and Nelly Furtado, two artists that Timbaland has had worldwide chart success

with as a producer. The

Norfolk, VA native is also up for three Grammy Awards this year as a producer/artist

for his work on Nelly Furtado's No. 1 hit single "Promiscuous" and Justin

Timberlake's No.1 hit single, "SexyBack."“Shock

Value is sequenced like a movie,” Timbaland said “It’s a non-stop

flow that tells a story. My mission is to blow up the boundaries and tear down

the limits. I'm not getting away from what I'm known for; I'm just going to a

place where it's all about the music, not about the labels on the music. I'm taking

my music outside of the box. That's why I call it Shock Value -- from the

artists to the production, it will shock the system.” Shock

Value, which hits stores Mar. 28, also boasts appearances from Jay-Z, Snoop

Dogg, The Hives, She Wants Revenge, Fall Out Boy and a high-profile collaboration

with pop icon, Elton John. The

new album is Timbaland's follow up to his debut solo project, Tim's Bio, which

was released in 1998. Timbaland is currently on tour as a special guest

on Timberlake's current 2007 FutureSex/LoveShow World Tour, where he is debuting

selected beats and original music from his Shock Value project. The

38-date North American leg of the FutureSex/LoveShow World Tour, with opening

act Pink, kicked off in San Diego, CA on Jan. 8 and runs through March.