Acclaimed hip-hop producer Tim "Timbaland" Mosely began honing his craft at age 19 under the tutelage of Jodeci soundman DeVante Swing. Eventually he hooked up with Missy Elliott, Playa, Ginuwine and Magoo, forming the hip-hop production crew, Da Bassment. In 1996, the collective produced Ready for the World's hit track "Love You Down," which appeared on the Nutty Professor soundtrack. Timbaland worked prolifically from 1996 to 1998, with credits including Ginuwine (The Bachelor), Missy Elliott, Aaliyah and [Invalid Artist]. All told, Timbaland's productions have sold more than 10 million copies. In 1998, Timbaland moved from behind the board to behind the mic for his solo debut.
Timothy Zachery Mosley (born March 10, 1972 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States) is a Grammy award winning record producer, rapper and singer whose style of production and arranging was very influential in music during the mid-1990s. With partner Magoo, he is a member of the hip hop group Timbaland & Magoo and is the older brother of rapper Sebastian. He released his debut solo album, Tim's Bio: Life From Da Bassment in 1998, followed by Shock Value in 2007, and its follow up, Shock Value II in 2009. He has produced hit tracks for many artists and has his own record label, Mosley Music Group.
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Timothy Zachery Mosley (born March 10, 1972), better known by his stage name Timbaland, is an American record producer, songwriter and rapper. Timbaland's first full credit production work was in 1996 on Ginuwine...the Bachelor for R&B singer Ginuwine. After further work on Aaliyah's 1996 album One in a Million and Missy Elliott's 1997 album Supa Dupa Fly, Timbaland became a prominent producer for R&B and hip-hop artists. As a rapper he initially released several albums with fellow rapper Magoo, but later released his debut solo album Tim's Bio in 1998. In 2007, Timbaland released the first album in his Shock Value series, Timbaland Presents: Shock Value. Then In 2009 Timbaland Presents: Shock Value II. His work ranges from Aaliyah, Ginuwine, Missy Elliott, as well as other R&B artists of the mid-90's, to Jay-Z, LL Cool J, Ludacris, and other hip-hop artists of the early and mid 2000's. In 2006 he produced Justin Timberlake's monumental FutureSex/LoveSounds, which sold over 10 million copies worldwide and spawned hits such as Summer Love, Sexyback, My Love, What Goes Around... Comes Around, Until The End of Time. Also in 2006 he produced Nelly Furtado's Loose, which also sold 10 million copies worldwide and had hits such as Promiscuous, Maneater, and Say it Right. In 2006 and 2007 alone, Timbaland was responsible for 11 billboard top 10 singles, including the number ones Sexyback, What Goes Around, My Love, Promiscuous, Say it Right, and Give It To Me.