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22 June, 2007

Timbaland goes dissin’

By Aspi Havewala

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Title: Timbaland Presents Shock Value

By: Timbaland

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In American music today, no producer is bigger than Timbaland. He has charted numerous careers, recently propelling Justin Timberlake into the top drawer and putting Nelly Furtado’s career back on the rails.

I’ve been massively enjoying his much awaited solo album - Shock Value. Despite the fact that through the course of the album you keep tripping through a list of marquee artists, it is very much a producer’s album - full of delightful little sonic pleasures and brainy-rapper attitude.

“Kill Yourself” (featuring Sebastian & Attitude) is a personal favorite. But the juiciest song is the first single – “Give It To Me” - featuring Timberlake and Furtado, both of whom enjoy a coveted seat in Timbaland’s inner circle of friends. Each sings a verse (Furtado anchors the song) and goes dissin on a personal nemesis.

Furtado starts by responding to Fergie, who rolled her eyes at the title of Furtado’s “Promiscuous” on her frilly-thump single “Fergilicious”.

Timbaland pulls the pants off producer Scott Storch who he co-wrote Timberlake’s breaking hit “Cry me a River” with and which resulted in a credits feud.

Timberlake, however, does the best hatchet job, going after (reportedly) Prince for taking a swipe at Timberlake’s “Sexyback” – widely (and reluctantly by the artist himself) regarded as an iconic song.

Lyrics for the joyously bitchy track here.

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Justin Timberland’s “Sexyback” is iconic? I must have been hiding in caves…oh wait, in pop culture, you surely mean.

Posted by Nanda Kishore on Fri, July 06, 2007 at 12:51:49

NK, yes. The categorization of pop culture is so broad that I’d identify the boundaries of something if it didn’t belong to pop culture.

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