The 20 Best Timbaland Beats

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  • "Are You That Somebody?," Aaliyah
  • Memphis Bleek, "Is That Your Chick?" feat. Jay-Z and Missy Elliott
  • 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

Aaliyah, "One in a Million"

The title track from Aaliyah's double-platinum sophomore album was more than just a successful step forward from her R. Kelly days. With its ethereal wah-wah guitars, quirky cricket samples and stuttering, drum and bass influenced drums that jumped from half-time to double-time, this was a quantum leap forward for R&B (and Timbaland's career).

(Photos from left: Atlantic Records,Amy Graves/WireImage)

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