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2006

Song Review

"Give It to Me"

December 14, 2006

A leaked cut from Timbaland's upcoming solo album, "Give It to Me" is a moderately catchy tune with a Timbabeat that balances clubby sleekness and tweety synths with pumped-up clip-clop percussion. Timberlake sing-raps a snaky melody in a big, powerful...

Song Review

"SexyBack"

August 10, 2006

For the first single from a pop superstar's new album, the Timbaland-produced "SexyBack" is as odd as it gets – a thunderstorm of synth pulses underneath Timberlake vocals rendered alien by pitch-shifting, distortion and Lance Bass knows what else....

2003

News

MTV Awards Fail to Suck

October 2, 2003

When the annual MTV glitzfest of the Video Music Awards begins with Britney slipping Madonna some Louisiana tongue, you can feel certain that your night in front of the TV is going to be quality time. Indeed, this year's VMAs had many moments of greatness,...

2002

Album Review

Justified

November 28, 2002

Justin has risked so much, girl, to have your business. The teen-pop movement has been filing toward the cliff of adulthood; as we watch, each adorable entertainer either falls or makes it to the other side. Britney Spears completed the jump by a hair...

2001

News

Timbaland Launches Label

September 7, 2001

"I'm a great producer, so people need me more than I need them," boasts Timbaland, who is building a roster for his new Beat Club label, an imprint of Interscope Records. The Norfolk, Virginia, producer behind bouncy hit albums by Missy Elliott, Aaliyah,...

2000

News

Beck and Timbaland's Bowie Cover

October 26, 2000

It reminds me of somethin' you'd hear in a cartoon, somethin' ill," says hip-hop honcho Timbaland of his collaboration with Beck, an interstellar freakout version of David Bowie's "Diamond Dogs." Recorded for the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge,...

1998

Album Review

Tim's Bio: From The Motion Picture Life From Da Bassment

December 10, 1998

You know those stories where there are two equally talented brothers, but then something goes awry and one turns bad while the other remains good? Here's another. Robert Diggs (the RZA) and Tim Mosley (Timbaland) are among the few modern sound makers...

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