The music industry’s MEGA producer/DJ Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley opens up in new article with Rolling Stone.
Timbo discusses his battle with mental illness, becoming overweight, trials and tribulations with his marriage, so much so close friends in the industry such as Pharrell Williams and Swizz Beatz called him every so often to keep him motivated, and much more.
Although today Timbaland is more motivated while having one of his best years in many years. Overcoming his battle with weight, Timbo is frequently doing intense boxing based fitness regimens (losing over 40 lbs). He’s worked with multiple grammy worthy talent, such as Ty Dolla $ign, Zayn Malik, Chris Martin, Wiz Khalifa, and artist in the Latin market. Timbo tells Rolling Stone his wrapping up his upcoming unreleased album, possibly around February since he’s playing during Super Bowl halftime with Justin Timberlake.
The report of Rolling Stone asks Tim “What inspired this burst of productivity?”, he reveals “I was on drugs, dude,” “I was on OxyContin.” As a teenager, he was shoot, so he started taking pain medication while in his 30’s. He began to increase his intake and that’s when things went downhill, he lost a massive amount of money, ruined his marriage, fell into a depression and addiction.
Tim decided to shares his near death experience just three short years ago, in lieu of the deaths of Chris Cornell (battled addiction), and Prince (his musical hero).
“All I can tell you is that there was a light,” he says. “I woke up trying to catch my breath, like I was underwater. But through that whole thing I saw life – I saw where I would be if I don’t change, and where I could be if I did.” The following day he began weaning off the pills, and soon after made a clean break – which resulted in a brutal period of withdrawal. “But I thought about Michael Jackson,” he says. “I didn’t want to be old and taking these pills.”
For the FULL write up visit Rolling Stone.