The 20 Best Timbaland Beats

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  • Aaliyah, "One in a Million"
  • Ginuwine, "Pony"
  • Justin Timberlake, "Cry Me a River"
  • Aaliyah, "More Than a Woman"
  • Aaliyah, "We Need a Resolution"
  • Jay-Z, "It's Hot (Some Like It Hot)"
  • The Lox, "Ryde or Die, Chick"
  • Jay-Z, "Dirt Off Your Shoulder"
  • Missy Elliott, "Work It"
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  • Timbaland's 20 Best Beats
  • "Big Pimpin'," Jay-Z feat. UGK
  • "Try Again," Aaliyah
  • "Your Love," Justin Timberlake
  • "Get Ur Freak On," Missy Elliott
  • "Raise Up," Petey Pablo
  • "N---a What, N---a Who (Originator 99)," Jay-Z
  • "Ugly," Bubba Sparxxx
  • "Potion," Ludacris
  • "Are You That Somebody?," Aaliyah
  • Memphis Bleek, "Is That Your Chick?" feat. Jay-Z and Missy Elliott

Justin Timberlake, "Cry Me a River"

Timbaland and Justin's first hit together, "Cry Me a River," sparked a dispute with Scott Storch, who was credited with co-writing the song but claims he co-produced it as well. While we don't know what really happened in the studio when this 2002 classic came together, it's pretty easy to hear who's vision came out on top — the beat-boxing, jerky percussion and winking vocal sound effects are classic Timbo.

(Photo: Candice Lawler)

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