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Timbaland Says Upcoming”Opera Noir” Album will Rival Prince’s “Purple Rain”



Last month, Timbaland announced plans to release his long-awaited solo album, Opera Noir, later this summer. Now, the hitmaker is spilling details on what fans can expect.

During an interview with VIBE, Timbo, who recently produced on Michael Jackson‘s posthumous album XSCAPE, claims that his upcoming effort will compete with Prince‘s classic effort, Purple Rain.

“The album that I’m about to put out — if you think my work on the Michael Jackson album — is something you have no idea what I’m about to unleash,” he tells the publication. “The best way I can describe it is this is my Purple Rain. And I’m going to have a movie to go with it. And wait ’til you hear the director who is doing it. It’s going to really bug you out!”

So when will Timbaland release his masterpiece? The producer says he’s almost finished with the project, which won’t have any guest collaborations.

“I’ll give it another two months because right now I’m putting the finishing touches on it,” he says. “And the cool thing about it is there are no features, only me and my artists on it. This is some of the best music you will hear over the last 15 years. I’ve been going to different studios and letting different people hear the tracks. You can go around and ask. I’ve very excited about this album.”

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