Timbaland, aka Timothy Z. Mosley, who is responsible for more young girls “shakin’ what their momma gave them”, than any other current producer, has been coming under fire for the orgins of his charts topping tracks. He is writing it off as sampling, while others are calling foul by the heavy audible likeness to other pre-existing songs by other artits. Now we all know that P-Diddy aka Puff Daddy aka Sean “we don’t care about your fuckin’ name anymore” Combs, used to take old funk and disco songs and throw a Biggie verse over it and collect the cash, but he paid for the rights, right? Okay, So Timbaland is being accused of not just sampling, but beatjacking whole songs and throwing a couple snaps/effects over it and calling it a day. If you are into The Hip-Hop Music, you understand the idea of sampling, if you don’t, get a DJ Shadow album and you will be well versed in an hour. Sampling usually consists of small pieces from pre-existing records to create a new sound landscape that can be and most of the time is mixed with original beats made by the producer. So, does taking whole phrases still fall under the definition of sampling? Probably not Mr. Timbaland, especially when the original artists are not compensated for their artistic property. Small sound bits/samples are understandable, it’s Hip-Hop, comes with the territory.  But, for the money he makes, we feel jacking whole songs is lazy and makes you look tired…get some rest Timbo. So, our Flat Brimmed Salute is to you Timbaland, for the Fuck Up of the Week. More videos of this topic when you clink that link right HERE:


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  1. Stretch Says:

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  2. Chupri Says:

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