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Timba Lands a Family

Timbaland’s next musical collaboration might be a lullaby. The rapper-producer and fiancée Monique Idlett welcomed a baby girl a few days ago, People reported Tuesday.

“They’re both really happy together,” a source told the magazine. “They’ve known each other for years.”

Timbaland, whose real name is Tim Mosley, has hit the studio with a mind-boggling number of artists ranging from Dr. Dre to Duran Duran to Björk, but the visionary who helped bring “SexyBack” with Justin Timberlake hasn’t had much to say as far as his nonprofessional partnerships go.

Although apparently he doesn’t mind taking a little business home with him–Idlett is also his publicist.

Timbaland reportedly popped the question last month during the couple’s baby shower and they plan to swap vows sometime within the next year. This will be the first marriage for both.

While the 36-year-old Grammy winner’s fingerprints can be found on no fewer than six recently released or upcoming albums, he also put out his third studio album in April, which reads like a who’s who of hip-hop and then some. Among the voices to be found on Timbaland Presents Shock Value are Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Elton John, Nicole Scherzinger, Dr. Dre, childhood pal Missy Elliott and Nina Simone.

Lately, Timbaland has been occupied helping Madonna put the finishing touches on her next album, due out early next year, and he has also has produced tracks for upcoming efforts from Ashlee Simpson, Mary J. Blige, Elliott and Jennifer Hudson.

The betrothed new dad recently told Scratch magazine that he’s signed on to work with Beyoncé, Usher and Stevie Wonder in the coming months, as well.

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