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