Monday, March 05, 2007

Timstrumental of the Week

***We have a new member to The Chronicles team and his name is Bossplayya. A legend among Tim fans not only for his extensive Timbo knowledge but also since he actaully owns what the rest of us just talk about. Check out his first in what should be a long running weekly posting of Timbaland instrumentals.***

On the eve of Timbaland releasin' a new album, I gotta take it back to when I officially became a fan...check that, Stan. ONE IN A MILLION. Aaliyah's sophomore album dropped on August 27, 1996 (same day as Outkast's 2nd record). Wasnt expectin much, bought it outta customer loyalty, she wasn't w/ R kelly anymore, how good could it be right? Outkast didnt even make it out the wrapper that week, 'who the fuck is TIMBALAND?!' I thought.

And it was all about one track in particular, a song I feel has influenced the course of ALL R&B and HipHop that came after. Not the lyrics penned by Missy, it was the drum pattern, the instrumental. I contend that had it not been for that song on that album, 'urban' music as it is today could not be possible. Timbo talks about reshapin' radio w/ his beats, this was the first time.

Aaliyah//ONE IN A MILLION timstrumental



Anonymous n0t0 said...

nice to see someone else who collects instrumentals like i do. i could really benefit from your posts. One in a Million really is an amazing beat.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

woohoo my man bossplayya!!!

2:49 PM  
Anonymous peoplelikemyself said...

instrumentals :D!!!!!

please keep this goingggg..

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah I remember ┬┤when I saw this song on international MTV.
DAMN that is new and I was 120% Timbo fan from that moment.
Took a couple of years till u could buy that type of music over here in Europe. Denmark, Copenhagen.
So a couple of times I went to New York to get som Timbo vinyls.
remeber the big cellar recordstore in Brooklyn where I was the only white dude. he he, never had tried that before.

10:48 AM  

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