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Timbaland May Be Coming To A Lifetime Network Near You

Timbaland has decided to share his expertise with rising stars on the television artists.

Timbaland loves the kids and he’s on a quest to mentor them into stardom with new unscripted Lifetime series, The Pop Game. The premiere is set to air Feb. 21 at 10 p.m. ET. Aiming to follow the success of Jermaine Dupri’s The Rap Game, Queen Latifah and Dupri are tapped for executive producing gigs.

In a conversation with Billboard, Timbaland tells the media brand he’s hoping that with the new visual wave of the industry, documenting his mentoring relationships with the rising artists will cause everyone to respect the process more. The multi-Grammy winning producer has had his fair share of experience with climbing to the top from his earlier days with group, Surrounded By Idiots with Magoo and cousin, Pharrell Williams to being the mastermind behind chart toppers along the lines of Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, and Justin Timberlake.

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Timbo denotes his current endeavor to the fact that “when you do music, when you’re a trendsetter, and when people look up to you, you have a responsibility to go back and teach others.”

The Shock Value rapper won’t take on the guiding experience on his own. He’s recruiting from his team of producers and writers including JoJo, Macy Gray, and Jordin Sparks. Sparks, specifically, is excited to offer her expertise regarding the contest aspect of it all and reminisces on her time on American Idol. “They have so much passion and they’re excited. I remember that excitement and also the feeling of the unknown.”

Timbaland goes on to express how he's still learning from the young generation. "All of these kids are like my kids. Music comes in all shapes and forms and I don’t know everything. I’m still learning. How I learn is from them, from the future coming up." He even discusses in a video posted to his Instagram account how his daughter is helping him in learning more about music everyday.

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Stay posted for the Flavor Unit Entertainment and Intuitive Entertainment-produced series set to make its debut in February, and look out for Jermaine Dupri’s sibling show, The Rap Game, premiering tonight (Jan. 13) for its third season.

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Travis Scott Announces Netflix Documentary 'Look Mom I Can Fly'

Travis Scott has had a summer filled with releases from his Jordan 1 Retro Lows to his Cactus Jack pop up shop overseas, teaming up with Reese's Puffs cereal, and being featured on musical projects with Ed Sheeran and Young Thug.

The Houston-native is not stopping just yet. He took to his Instagram on Thursday (Aug. 22) to announce a nostalgic release of his upcoming Netflix documentary Look Mom I Can Fly.


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GOT SOMETHING U MIGHT WANNA SEE IT. . !!!MEET ME HERE NETFLIX AND NO. CHILL 11200 Northwest Freeway, Suite 300 Houston, TX 77092

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The rapper popped up at a used video store in Houston's Central Northwest neighborhood with radio station KBXX 97.9 The Box to autograph his version of the throwback VHS tapes.

THE LEGEND. @trvisXX 🚀🚀 #LookMomICanFly pic.twitter.com/m94OKk8yzx

— KBXX 97.9 The Box (@979TheBox) August 23, 2019

Back cover of @trvisXX’s Netflix documentary. Looks like we’re getting tour footage, founding of the label and some FATHERHOOD footage as well! #LookMomICanFly #LMICF pic.twitter.com/GCMIN9hmY6

— KBXX 97.9 The Box (@979TheBox) August 22, 2019

With no official details of the doc's release, fans will be able to "join Travis Scott and the ragers on a rollercoaster ride to Astroworld."

Never before seen footage, his early moments as a father, and his entrepreneurial journey with his Catcus Jack label will be highlighted in the film.

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A Musical Inspired By 'Soul Train' Could Be Headed To Broadway

A musical inspired by the 1970s classic black television program, Soul Train, is on the radar for a Broadway debut. Host and creator, Don Cornelius, debuted the highlights of black music and culture.  The syndicated program ran from 1971- 2006, featuring guests like Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, and more.

The New York Times reports that a creative team of three of the most influential black women in the modern-day theater world will be the core of production. Kamilah Forbes, executive producer for the Apollo Theater, will sit as director, Camille A. Brown (Choir Boy) will choreograph, and Dominique Morisseau (Ain't Too Proud) sits as the writer for the script.

Questlove posted on his Twitter with the news.

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— A New Love: Questlove (@questlove) August 19, 2019

He will sit alongside Tony Cornelius, Don Cornelius' son, as executive producer.

Known for it's famous "Soul Train" line, the musical will center the in-studio performers. "I thought it would be so interesting to tell the story of the dancers and Don, in connection and in contrast and in contradiction and in conflict with each other," Morisseau said.

The playwright also will infuse the different "origins of dance culture and the black experience."

Don Cornelius stepped down as the host in 1993. He later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 2012 in his Los Angeles home. He was 75.

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SZA Reveals Sophomore Album Is On the Way

2017 was a monumental year for R&B artist SZA. The sultry and soulful singer dropped her album Ctrl, garnering the most Grammy Award nominations for a female artist in 2018.

In an interview on Kerwin Frost Talks, "The Weekend" songstress alluded that her next studio album is coming "soon as f**k." "Everybody I f**k with and respect never had an issue on sophomore albums. People who make real music, no bullsh*t, have never struggled with a sophomore album," she said. "It is a little bit to dance in your brain like 'What do people want from me?' And then you just gotta make sh*t that feels good."

Following an MTV Video Music Award, a BET Award for Best New Artist, a Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Female Artist, two Soul Train Music Awards, and three NAACP Image Awards, her highly-anticipated project is coming from a place that she compares to cognitive dissonance. The New Jersey native is inspired by the sounds of Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Björk, and Wu-Tang Clan.

With no official release date announced, fans can only wonder if they will have all of the feels that her debut album successfully achieved.

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