Tim's Bio


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Tim's Bio Review

by John Bush

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.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Timbaland 01:08 SpotifyAmazon
2 Timbaland 04:44 SpotifyAmazon
3 Timbaland feat: Nas / Skillz 03:44 SpotifyAmazon
4 Timbaland feat: Missy Elliott 04:21 SpotifyAmazon
5 Timbaland feat: Skillz 04:09 SpotifyAmazon
6 Timbaland feat: Jay-Z 04:53 SpotifyAmazon
7 Timbaland feat: Babe Blue / Mocha 04:31 SpotifyAmazon
8 Timbaland feat: 1 Life 2 Live 04:25 SpotifyAmazon
9 Timbaland 04:33 SpotifyAmazon
10 Timbaland feat: Yoshamine 04:39 SpotifyAmazon
11 Timbaland feat: Ludacris 04:57 SpotifyAmazon
12 Timbaland feat: Twista 04:16 SpotifyAmazon
13 Timbaland feat: Kelly Price 05:04 SpotifyAmazon
14 Timbaland feat: Ginuwine 04:00 SpotifyAmazon
15 Timbaland feat: Aaliyah / Missy Elliott 04:00 SpotifyAmazon
16 Timbaland feat: Playa 04:41 SpotifyAmazon
17 Timbaland feat: Virginia Williams 03:30 SpotifyAmazon
Timbaland 01:13 SpotifyAmazon
19 Timbaland 04:08 SpotifyAmazon
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