The main topic on latest weekly issue of New York Magazine was ‘The Year In Culture 2013‘: an annual look back at the year that was, with a focus on four people who found great success in it, Timbaland has a spot in it and Nelly was interviewed for the Loose era with him and behind the scenes tips. Read the whole Timbaland special here or Nelly’s parts below:
Thanks to Jalim for the tip.
“He has an amazing sensibility,” says Nelly Furtado, who might have been the “I’m Like a Bird” girl forever had her label not hired Mosley to work on her 2006 album, Loose. “He has good taste, and he makes good choices.”
He wasn’t always easy to work with. Mosley was becoming a star himself at the point when he began working with Furtado, and the pressure was intense. “It was always challenging to work with him, like, ‘You gotta hit a home run!’ ” He worked like he was still in the basement, hustling for a break. “He lived in this tiny little tour bus outside the studio, and he’d be in there until 1 a.m.,” she says. “Then he’d go out to a club until 6 a.m.,” not to party so much as to see what kinds of sounds were getting people excited. “Then he’d go back to the studio. He’s making a product for a consumer that needs it. He’s very aware, at an intrinsic level, of that fact that people want to lose themselves.”