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Timbaland ascended to the top of the pop industry in the late '90s, impressively balancing his in-demand hitmaking abilities with his outlandish production style. Few rap producers were capable of such a balance between commerce and craft. Timbaland produced an endless list of hits, primarily for a select group of affiliates (Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, Jay-Z, Ginuwine) though also for a number of other A-list artists (Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Justin Timberlake). Even so, he always infused a remarkable sense of individuality and creativity into his productions. When you hear a Timbaland production generally there is no mistaking it for anyone else's work: stuttering bass-heavy bounce beats offset resounding high-end synth stabs, all of this often complemented by his own signature-like quiet murmuring beneath the track; and no sampling. However, over time Timbaland began taking an increasingly assembly-line approach to production, working with a team of co-producers and songwriters including Nathaniel "Danjahandz" Hills, the Clutch, and Justin Timberlake. Plus, he began producing an increasingly wide array of acts, ranging from alternative icons Björk and M.I.A. to MOR pop/rockers the Fray and Ashlee Simpson. In the late '90s, when Timbaland was still relatively new on the scene, the Virginia native worked extensively with Missy ("The Rain"), Aaliyah ("If Your Girl Only Knew"), and Ginuwine ("Pony"). Later, once he'd established himself with these three, he began working with the top rappers in the industry, namely Jay-Z ("Big Pimpin'"), Nas ("You Won't See Me Tonight"), Snoop Dogg ("Snoop Dogg [What's My Name, Pt. 2]"), and Ludacris ("Rollout [My Business]"). He also worked occasionally with lesser-known regional artists such as Petey Pablo ("Raise Up"), Pastor Troy ("Are We Cuttin'"), and Tweet ("Oops [Oh My]"). As a result of his exceptional success as a producer, Timbaland eventually established his own record label, Beat Club, and began unveiling his own stable of artists (Bubba Sparxxx, Ms. Jade). His records, most co-billed with rapping friend Magoo, spotlighted his access to the top rappers in the business: Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Wyclef Jean. From 1997 through 2003, he released three Timbaland & Magoo albums, while 1998's Tim's Bio was a solo album in name. Released in 2007, Timbaland Presents Shock Value, along with its equally ambitious 2009 sequel, featured a mixture of vocalists, rappers, and rock bands. The former scored a couple major hits: "Give It to Me," featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake, reached number one on the Hot 100, while "The Way I Are," with Keri Hilson and D.O.E., topped out at the third position. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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Stations Featuring

    '00s Pop

    '00s Pop
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    '00s Hip-Hop

    '00s Hip-Hop
    3 songs

    Classic Hip-Hop

    Classic Hip-Hop
    1 song

    '00s R&B

    '00s R&B
    2 songs

    Workout Songs

    1 song

    Love Songs

    1 song

    Lite Hits

    1 song

    Top Jams [Clean]

    2 songs

Albums by

Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Give It to Me featuring Jay Z
  3.   The Way I Are
  4.   Apologize
  5.   Carry Out by Justin Timberlake
  6.   Say Something
  7.   Bounce
  8.   If We Ever Meet Again
  9.   UFO featuring Future
  10.   Release
  11.   Know Bout Me by Drake
  12.   Oh Timbaland
  13.   Pass at Me
  14.   The Way I Are featuring Doe
  15.   Morning After Dark
  16.   Can't Nobody by Lil Man Steve
  17.   Kill Yourself
  18.   2 Man Show
  19.   Time
  20.   Smile
  21.   Break Ya Back
  22.   Can You Feel It
  23.   One and Only
  24.   Throw It on Me
  25.   Here We Come by Missy Elliott
  26.   03 Cop That Disc by Missy Elliott
  27.   To My by Nas
  28.   Drop by Magoo
  29.   Give It a Go by Veronica
  30.   Birthday
  31.   Long Way Down
  32.   Undertow
  33.   Tomorrow in the Bottle
  34.   Intro by DJ Felli Fel
  35.   Scream by Keri Hilson
  36.   Miscommunication
  37.   Fantasy
  38.   Come and Get Me
  39.   Boardmeeting
  40.   Bombay
  41.   Bringin' It
  42.   John Blaze
  43.   Put 'Em On by Yoshamine
  44.   Da Funk
  45.   Talking On The Phone featuring Kelly Price
  46.   What Cha Talkin' Bout featuring Lil Man
  47.   Who Am I by Magoo
  48.   Hands In the Air by Ne-Yo
  49.   Wit' Yo' Bad Self
  50.   Talk That
  51.   Ease Off the Liquor
  52.   Meet in tha Middle
  53.   Lose Control
  54.   Drop featuring Fatman Scoop
  55.   Outro
  56.   3:30 in the Morning
  57.   Birthday
  58.   Talkin' on the Phone featuring Kelly Price
  59.   What Cha Talkin' Bout by Lil Man Steve
  60.   What Cha Know About This featuring Babe Blue
  61.   Lobster & Scrimp by Jay Z
  62.   Intro featuring DJ S&S
  63.   I Get It On
  64.   Keep It Real by Ginuwine
  65.   Don't Get No Betta
  66.   Who Am I by Twista
  67.   Symphony
  68.   Marchin On
  69.   We Belong To the Music
  70.   Party by Sincere
  71.   To My featuring Nas
  72.   The One I Love
  73.   Timothy Where You Been
  74.   By Your Side by Utada