One of the biggest producers in hip hop is Timbaland. Some of the most notable hits in hip hop have been produced by Tim. Aside from his work on recent albums from Jay-Z and 50 Cent, Timbaland has been moving away from hip hop. From the late 1990s until 2006, Tim ran his own label, Beat Club, which specialized in hip hop music.
Later in the year, he shut down Beat Club and launched Mosely Music Group. This label specializes more in pop music and alternative hip hop. Ever since he launched this new label, Timbo has alienated his “Timbaland sound” in favor of pop and rock beats. Once the top producer in hip hop, the rare productions that he makes for hip hop artists have a “mainstream” sound.
Ever since he worked with Justin Timberlake on Future Sex/Love Sounds, the production style of Timbaland has changed. With his production on The Blueprint 3, Timbaland has been questioned. Then, when he released his most recent album, Shock Value 2, those same questions arose.
When he was asked about the sound of his new music, Timbaland said that he was moving out of hip hop. In 2003, he retired alongside Jay-Z and DMX. It is now obvious that was the year when he retired from doing hip hop. Timbaland never retired from making music. Starting next year, Timbaland hopes to be done with hip hop.