Timbaland has hinted - quite heavily - that he is to get out of this music game.
"Music is boring right now," said Timbaland, real name Timothy Z. Mosley. "I'm too innovative for the world."
Earth; population: 6,602,224,175.
"I've been doing it so long, I'm about to throw in the towel," continued the producer. "I'm about to de-crown myself and pass it over to one of the up-and-coming producers under me."
"They won't be able to be me - there's only one Timbaland - but there's a certain sound that I try to teach."
It may be possible that Timbaland's comments bear some relation to his recent work on the new Duran Duran album. It's possible.