Timbaland

Tim's Bio

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Timbaland, the producer most responsible for the sound of hip-hop circa the late '90s, finally released his proper solo debut (after a 1997 LP recorded as Timbaland & Magoo) in late 1998. It's not quite the personal statement implied in the title, but it is full of excellent productions. He spoofs the hip-hop fad of sampling '80s pop by rewiring familiar themes, like those of Spiderman and I Dream of Jeanie, into barely recognizable forms. Timbaland regulars like Missy Elliott and Magoo contribute tracks, though the best songs here feature multi-platinum rappers like Nas ("To My") and Jay-Z ("Lobster & Scrimp"). Though his trademark style of stuttered beats and obtuse samples is probably best witnessed on singles by Missy Elliott and Aaliyah, Tim's Bio is a solid introduction to the talents of hip-hop's best young producer of the late '90s.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 1:08 Spotify
2 4:44 Spotify
3
feat: Nas / Skillz
3:44 Spotify
4 4:21 Spotify
5
feat: Skillz
4:09 Spotify
6
feat: Jay-Z
4:53 Spotify
7
feat: Babe Blue / Mocha
4:31 Spotify
8 4:25 Spotify
9 4:33 Spotify
10
feat: Yoshamine
4:39 Spotify
11
feat: Ludacris
4:57 Spotify
12
feat: Twista
4:16 Spotify
13
feat: Kelly Price
5:04 Spotify
14
feat: Ginuwine
4:00 Spotify
15 4:00 Spotify
16
feat: Playa
4:41 Spotify
17 3:30 Spotify
18
1:13 Spotify
19 4:08 Spotify
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