This could be bad news for any halfway-dumpered act looking for a spot of pricey "street" credibility: Timbaland is stepping down:
Yes, nobody could accuse you of producing record after record, all of which sound interchangeable. We do agree that music would be a lot less boring if you went off to try your hand at something else.
Timbaland, you're a brand-name but so-so producer; you don't have to anoint a chosen one like you're the Dali lama.
Timbaland is currently working with Duran Duran. What a loss to the bleeding edge of new music his retirement will prove.