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Indecent Proposal
     

Indecent Proposal

by Timbaland & Magoo
 

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It's easy to forgive Timbaland for putting his solo career on the back burner during the late '90s; after all, he'd been incredibly busy, lending his track-master skills to some of rap's biggest hitters: Ludacris, Bubba Sparxxx, Aaliyah,

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It's easy to forgive Timbaland for putting his solo career on the back burner during the late '90s; after all, he'd been incredibly busy, lending his track-master skills to some of rap's biggest hitters: Ludacris, Bubba Sparxxx, Aaliyah, Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, and Snoop Dogg, as well as old friend Missy Elliott. Three years after Tim's Bio, hip-hop's most distinctive producer finally returned with another project, co-billed with right-hand man Magoo. Though it finds him caught between providing an outlet for his more experimental productions and trying to hit on his own, Indecent Proposal still succeeds on most counts. True, it starts off with the uninventive "Drop," but then moves into a set of productions certainly stranger than anything else in the world of commercial rap. Timbaland airs out one of the oddest vocal treatments ever heard on the languorous "Love Me," gets in touch with his P-Funk roots by replaying an early Funkadelic track ("I Got a Thing...") for "Baby Bubba," and pumps up the beats to match Jay-Z and Twista's excellent rhyme-trading on "Party People." "It's Your Night" and "Indian Carpet" both spin the Timbaland blueprint into new dimensions, the former with a quirky love jam and the latter with an infectious, inane chorus. Stuck at the end of the LP is the most eagerly awaited track -- "I Am Music" -- featuring one of the last performances from Timbaland protégé Aaliyah. (Alt-powerhouse Beck was originally slated to duet.) It's not an exciting track and comes as a bit of a letdown (the closest a conscientious producer would ever get to dripping the pop syrup of Puff Daddy), but it doesn't sink the album. Fans of the major-label rap game looking for more than scary strings and tedious rap celebrities will find it an intriguing diversion.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2001
Label:
Universal Import
UPC:
0724381094624
catalogNumber:
10946

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Performance Credits

Timbaland & Magoo   Primary Artist
Jade   Vocals
Aaliyah   Track Performer
Michelle Robinson   Track Performer
Tweet   Vocals
Craig Brockman   Strings
Static   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jay-Z   Vocals
Magoo   Vocals
Twista   Vocals
Timbaland   Vocals,Background Vocals
DJ S&S   Vocals
Bill Pettaway   Guitar
Sin   Vocals
Ludacris   Track Performer
Petey Pablo   Track Performer
Ciro Sebastinelli   Track Performer
Ms. Jade   Track Performer
Fatman Scoop   Vocals
Skillz   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Craig Brockman   Producer
Timbaland   Producer,Executive Producer
Barry Hankerson   Executive Producer
Jomo Hankerson   Executive Producer
Tim Mosley   Composer
Senator Jimmy D   Engineer
Steve Penny   Engineer
Flent Coleman   Executive Producer

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