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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
    1 song

    '00s Hip-Hop

    '00s Hip-Hop
    3 songs

    Love Songs

    Love Songs
    1 song

    Classic Hip-Hop

    Classic Hip-Hop
    1 song

    '00s R&B

    2 songs

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