Jay-Z‘s Magna Carta… Holy Grail was released on July 4 with platinum-selling status courtesy of Samsung, and though the cover art, lyrics and collaborators have all been revealed, Timbaland has managed to give some of the most intimate details regarding the album and its creative process. While speaking to Revolt TV, he discusses the process behind many of the album’s songs, his former fallout with Jay-Z and his return to Roc Nation, his experience in helping craft Justin Timberlake’s sound, what it’s been like to mentor J. Cole, and his personal struggles with drug use and creativity.

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