Justin Timberlake and THE BLACK EYED PEAS' WILL.I.AM have teamed up to create production company Jawbreakers.

WILL.I.AM, who admits he didn't expect to like Timberlake or his music, has helped the CRY ME A RIVER star write half the tracks for the follow up to his highly acclaimed solo debut JUSTIFIED.

The WHERE IS THE LOVE star describes his business partner's record as "dope".

Will.I.Am says, "I can't explain it, that's how dope it is.

"He just surprised me again. I was surprised that I was even going to like Justin Timberlake.

"Then he turned me into a fan, and I've become a fan.

"That means you are so talented that you are changing people's vocabulary. Hats off, skull off and scalp."