Following his GRAMMY winner Ventura, Andy has kept busy with his recent singles “Cut Em In,” “Lockdown” and its accompanying remix. He now teams with legendary producer Timbaland (and co-producer Shucati) for a new single, “JEWELZ.”A matching set of visuals is slated to arrive, via Foot Locker, in the coming days.
Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music, .Paak named Timbaland as one of his inspirations as a producer. “It’s really dope to see someone like Timbaland that comes out of that era and that can still get the keyboard and mash out a beat right there on the spot. You know what I’m saying? A lot of dudes can’t do that no more,” he said. He continued, “‘JEWELZ’ was amazing, man. Timbaland came through, he had a bunch of ideas, he brought his son through and before we even got in the session, we was just chopping it up, having conversations and I think that’s how pretty much the song had came about. With “I ain’t even put my jewels on,” we were talking, me, him and his son about something, and I think his son had said it. Like, “We didn’t even start it yet or I ain’t get my sh-t out yet.” And I was like, “Yo, that’s it. I ain’t even put my jewels on yet. We didn’t even start yet. We just warming up.” You know what I’m saying? And Timbaland got in there.”