The 20 Best Timbaland Beats

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  • 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
  • Aaliyah, "One in a Million"
  • Ginuwine, "Pony"
  • Justin Timberlake, "Cry Me a River"
  • Aaliyah, "More Than a Woman"
  • Aaliyah, "We Need a Resolution"

Missy Elliott, "Work It"

Even more than six years after they began their sonic revolution by producing and writing for Ginuwine and Aaliyah, Timbaland and Missy still found ways to blow our minds. This 2002 smash expertly blended classic old-school rap samples with Tim's next-millennium synths and hilarious sound effects, and somehow had everyone singing along to Missy talking backwards.

(Photos from left: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images, Candice Lawler)

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