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Timbaland

Timbaland

Date: Jan 11 2010

Themes: Music

Grammar: Plural vs. Possessive "S"

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Some people just seem to know a good thing when they see it. The musician and producer Timbaland is a good example. He has a history of spotting new talent and creating great collaborations. Whether producing songs or laying down backup tracks, he has worked with dozens of famous musicians, including Justin Timberlake, 50 Cent, and Beck.

Now Timbaland has a new album out. As usual, a lot of other artists show up in his songs. And it’s a surprisingly eclectic group, including Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and Nelly Furtado. Find out what Dale and Beren think about Shock Value II.

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Dale

Dale

Beren

Beren

Dale:  Baby girl…That’s Timbaland, right?

Beren:  That is. That’s the beat that made him famous. And the sample of the crying baby. And Aaliyah. Aaliyah and Missy Elliott and Timbaland, they were unstoppable in the…is that mid to late nineties?

Dale:  It’s somewhere around there. And the guy is now coming out with his second studio album called Shock Value II.

Beren:  I didn’t know there was a Shock Value I.

Dale:  And I agree. Maybe the II means it’s always with somebody else, ‘cause I don’t remember hearing him just go solo.

Beren:  No. I guess the one time I have heard him do anything other than just be behind the drum machine or whatever it is he does is…wasn’t he on the Justin Timberlake, the big hit, “Sexy Back”?

Dale:  See that, again, he’s with another person. He’s with Rihanna and Mariah Carey, Chris Cornell.

Beren:  Chris Cornell?

Dale:  I don’t even understand it, if this guy is just by himself…

Beren:  He has a good ear.

Dale:  He knows how to ride on somebody’s coattails.

Beren:  And make a hit.

Dale:  Yeah, and make a hit. I’ll be happy with that.

 

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Timbaland first became famous in the late 1990s when he worked with artists like Missy Elliott and Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash in 2001. Dale and Beren like some of the songs he has made with other musicians, but they do not know much about his own music.

Beren thinks Timbaland must be good at finding and working with talented people. But Dale isn’t sure Timbaland would be good on his own. Maybe he has become successful by riding other people’s coattails.

Do you think Timbaland is a talented musician? Do you know anyone who rides other people’s coattails?

 

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vthuan1115

vthuan1115

Viet Nam

The way he look is so unique

03:53 PM Sep 11 2016 |

KardelenF

KardelenF

Turkey

Timbland really good make-up music.He gerat make up music.”carry out,ıf we ever meet agaın…

02:27 PM Oct 16 2011 |

mxiixm

mxiixm

Viet Nam

He's an interesting musician! All the videos that he's shown up in are just awesome!

11:57 AM Jun 20 2010 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I don't know anything about Timbaland even why his music style isn't the same mine :P

10:50 AM Jan 22 2010 |

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12:50 AM Jan 18 2010 |

ayhann

ayhann

Turkey

nowadays i have been listening an another colaboration song featuring nelly furtado and soshy,"morning after dark"..it is amazing…Timbaland is a good producer actually and it s nomal he chases talents and use them..i have no any complaint,i like his works..

06:18 PM Jan 16 2010 |

LIL

LIL

Saudi Arabia

i think that Timbaland is a god artist and he can make a hit by himself

11:09 PM Jan 14 2010 |

GeniiFa

GeniiFa

Thailand

I Like Him

06:57 PM Jan 14 2010 |

PiNkBlAcKStAr

Mexico

I love "If we ever meet again# song its amaizing

09:47 PM Jan 13 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

Cool

08:45 AM Jan 13 2010 |

Juliny

Juliny

Russian Federation

The best collaboration was made with Justin Timberlake.

I guess Justin made Timbo so popular.Wink

Anyway, not gonna get Shock value 2. I'd better wait for the next JT's CD.Kiss

05:01 AM Jan 13 2010 |

Katariinka

Katariinka

Slovakia

I think he definetly DON´T ride on somebody´s succes cause there are plenty of artists who he had discovered like Keri Hilson or One Republic.. Keri is really succesful just because of him without "The Way I Are" no one would take note of her..

Anyway, I think he´s really talented and I love Shock Value II:)

06:46 PM Jan 12 2010 |

iwori

iwori

Japan

I have to admit I know nothing about him, but also in my country there are great producers who can make a hit after another. If I may say so, I guess most of producer aren't real player. It's so difficult to go together.

For me, I like players more than producers.

03:17 PM Jan 12 2010 |

Temka

Temka

Mongolia

No but they are much in mongolia

02:00 AM Jan 12 2010 |

bismark

bismark

Ghana

well, i’m one of his greatest fans, i like his music and everything about him. i just can’t believe i’m talkin’ about a pipe piper of pop music, big ups man.

06:21 PM Jan 11 2010 |

ZOD

ZOD

Russian Federation

Time has shown that collaboration with Timbaland is guarantee of making a hit. But as for me I prefer rock =)

02:25 PM Jan 11 2010 |

\_Luis_/

\_Luis_/

Brazil

i know many of his musics but i don't like any of them, i think pop is not the kind of music that i like. but definitely he knows how to make a hit.

01:39 PM Jan 11 2010 |

bo ram

South Korea

english very difficult…

i don't understand..that's!

:(i wnat to know

 

 

12:53 PM Jan 11 2010 |

mickee85

mickee85

Philippines

It's too late to apologize, it's too late, I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late…. lol! I only knew his song APOLOGIZE and I love it, it's so good.

11:47 AM Jan 11 2010 |

gbd97

gbd97

Bangladesh

he is definitely a good producer….but not a good musician.I never support DJ music, this is fake…...Metal is the best….

11:43 AM Jan 11 2010 |

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