Timbaland Timbaland has revealed the amount he was the money to create an album and stated that the number has dropped due to the fact that young producers do not “put value” on themselves.
In a chat in a conversation with ProducerGrind, Timbo revealed he was making as much as $500,000 per track during the top of his career. when he released a variety of new Hip Hop and R&B hits for JAY-Z, Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, Ginuwine, Ludacris and many others.
“I usually get like $300, $500K back in the day,” the Verzuz co-founder told the press. “We aren’t from a time that you can send beats to; we’re from the time that the chubby was custom-made and you know what?
“The producer was respected far more. You wanted a good producer to be an artist. You required this, and you’ve found YouTube. Beats being put up, it’s not as good. It’s the same as Wild Wild West out there.”
In another interview Timbaland was concerned about the direction of production and stated that the upcoming A.I. technology was taking a major presence within Hip Hop.
“I knew this guy, one of my homeboys, he was working on this whole program that while the computer’s asleep it’s generating sounds,” Timbaland declared. “And when he wakes up, it, it takes white noise to generate snares and kicks as he sleeps. He’s has been working for years on this, and I’m sure he has mastered the technique now. The computer creates his drum kits, he doesn’t buy drum kits from anyone. He can make samples while sleeping.”
At 47 minutes At 47 minutes, the Virginia native explained that he’s been working at creating Beatclub. Beatclub site which showcases emerging producers. He added that to his work with young creators to ensure that they charge an appropriate price for the work they do.
“It’s more like a luxury concierge service. Informing producers on what to charge, but don’t charge, you’d have no revenue,” he explained. “We show you how to get to the money.”
However, it’s not evident that everyone is in agreement with Timbaland’s remarks. On June 1, Bobby Shmurda expressed his displeasure over his frustrations with the “crazy” high price producers were charging him. This then was criticized by Cardo and Boi-1da who also echoed Timbo’s opinion that high prices equal good quality.
“These producers is giving me the hardest time right now,” Shmurda said on her Instagram video. “I’m trying to get rid of my project, but this gas-lovers are asking to clear my name and the producers are seeking some outrageous crap. I’m not sure of what rumor are going around that believe Bobby might be dumping baggies.
“I am not giving n-gas a fiddling $10,000, $8,000 to make producers who don’t have a fucking song Bitch. Who’s the fool who said to you that n-gas should create songs that have 10 muthafuckas in the song bitch? Don’t do it, bro.”
“Designer beats cost designer bread,” OVO Boi-1da, a hitmaker from OVO, courteously pointed out to that Brooklyn rapper. Cardo who’s record includes credits for Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott and more -has more to say about the subject.
“Rappers claim that producers are underpricing their beats proves that you’re not respected in this kind of nonsense. It’s a bit weird that you guys are N-gas,” he tweeted at the time. “we must make you gas pay us more every occasion … because you’ll are trying to offer 2500 for one beat. I’m going to let it go once.”