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Timbo goes to Trinners

Winston Churchill, John McCain, Desmond Tutu, Heather Mills, Sammy Beckett, Bono, Bart Simpson. And now, Timbaland. The hip-hop producer is set to become an honorary patron of Trinity College Dublin’s Philosophical Society next month. This news naturally got the college …

Fri, Sep 12, 2008, 09:58

   

Winston Churchill, John McCain, Desmond Tutu, Heather Mills, Sammy Beckett, Bono, Bart Simpson. And now, Timbaland.

The hip-hop producer is set to become an honorary patron of Trinity College Dublin’s Philosophical Society next month.

This news naturally got the college debating society into the headlines as a result.

“Timbaland is a remarkable individual whose contribution to music is simply astonishing,” says Philosophical Society president Barry Devlin, who obviously never got around to listening to Timbaland’s last patchy solo album, Shock Value, before inviting him along.

Whatever about his own releases, Timbaland continues to pull in high-profile production gigs. He has recently been working on forthcoming releases from Beyoncé and Chris Cornell, and is slated to work on the new Jay-Z album. Here’s something he did earlier for Bjork

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