Timbaland & Magoo

Welcome to Our World

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AllMusic Review by Leo Stanley

Welcome to Our World is one of the better rap debuts of 1997, establishing Timbaland & Magoo as gifted hip-hop musicians in their own right. The pair had previously written or produced tracks for such stars as Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and Ginuwine, and the spare, kinetic beats of "Supa Dupa Fly" and "Pony" are a good indication of what's available on Welcome to Our World. Without relying too heavily on samples, producer Timbaland has created a distinctive sound that is funky in an edgy, creative way -- these beats are modern yet timeless, as the hit "Up Jumps da' Boogie" illustrates. Furthermore, Timbaland is clever enough to keep shifting the tone of the album, balancing the up-tempo party numbers with ballads and menacing, mid-tempo crawls. Magoo is generally up to the challenge, delivering fluid freestyle raps and only occasionally lapsing into cliché. There are still a few slow spots on the record -- like most modern-day hip-hop albums, it simply runs way too long -- but at its best, Welcome to Our World is a welcome change of pace.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Timbaland & Magoo 04:16 SpotifyAmazon
2 Timbaland & Magoo 05:07 SpotifyAmazon
3 Timbaland & Magoo feat: Aaliyah / Missy Elliott 04:54 SpotifyAmazon
4 Timbaland & Magoo 04:51 SpotifyAmazon
5 Timbaland & Magoo 04:08 SpotifyAmazon
6
Timbaland & Magoo feat: Love Jon 00:44 SpotifyAmazon
7 Timbaland & Magoo feat: Black / Shauta Montgomery / Static 06:41 SpotifyAmazon
8 Timbaland & Magoo feat: Black / St. Nick / Static 04:27 SpotifyAmazon
9 Timbaland & Magoo 04:17 SpotifyAmazon
10
Timbaland & Magoo feat: Big B / DJ Law 01:49
11 Timbaland & Magoo 04:54 SpotifyAmazon
12 Timbaland & Magoo 04:33 SpotifyAmazon
13 Timbaland & Magoo 03:35 SpotifyAmazon
14 Timbaland & Magoo 03:43 SpotifyAmazon
15
Timbaland & Magoo 01:45 SpotifyAmazon
16 Timbaland & Magoo feat: Aaliyah / Missy Elliott 04:41 SpotifyAmazon
17
Joy
Timbaland & Magoo feat: Blackstreet / Ginuwine / Playa 04:55 SpotifyAmazon
18 Timbaland & Magoo feat: Missy Elliott 05:00 SpotifyAmazon
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