“Roc Nation welcomes TIMBALAND to the family.” That’s all that needs to be said on that matter.

Announced a little over an hour ago on Jay-Z’s ‘Life & Times’ site, this is indeed a great signing for the Roc family. Not forgetting Mr Zed’s classic ‘Big Pimpin’, Timbaland has been credited with producing some of the biggest tracks in hip-hop history.

Currently working on Justin Timberlake’s new album ‘The 20/20 Experience’ as well as heavily involved with Missy Elliott’s forthcoming release, the signing to Roc Nation will no doubt ensure Timbaland’s work will spread out across the label’s ever-growing roster of artists (including Rihanna, MIA and Rita Ora).

Exciting news indeed.