Timbaland - Shock Value (10th Anniversary)


On This Day February 4th 2007 Timbaland Released His 2nd Solo Album "Shock Value
It is Timbaland's first release on his own imprint, the Interscope Records-distributed Mosley Music GroupShock Value features a long list of guest artists, among them Fall Out BoyJustin TimberlakeThe HivesKeri HilsonNelly FurtadoMissy Elliott50 CentTony YayoDr. DreOneRepublicElton JohnMagoo and Nicole Scherzinger.

There was no one else bigger in the hip-hop production field than Timbaland in the early half of the new millennium. , but when it came to making records of his own, there are few words that can be written about Timbaland “The Artist.” his debut LP, 1998’s Tim’s Bio: Life from Da Bassment, a soundtrack from a little-known B-movie film, was a surprising album that had many critics (like your’s truly) turning their heads in amazement of what Timbaland “The Artist” could do if he made his own music.

Shock Value his second solo LP, in 2007, and all of that “shock and awe” that was experienced by the music world quickly went away, at the time, In some respects, the critics who had conflicting feelings about Shock Value were correct that the LP had some moments “really, Timbaland?” moments. But on the other hand, when Timbaland was on his game, he was really on his game.



Release
Take This Track for instance, which featured the newly minted Prince of R&B in Justin Timberlake. Anyone who listened to that track back in the day certainly was irritating motorist on the highway. It was a bass fan’s manifesto, and, to this very day, “Release” can rock the stereo speakers in a way that few singles can in this day and age.




The Way I Are
Another highlight of Shock Value was “The Way I Are,” which got Keri Hilson and D.O.E. together for an electronic affair that would influence the sound of R&B for years to come.



Give it To Me
There were other standouts on Shock Value, like the Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake collab of “Give it To Me” (which became Timbaland’s first #1 hit)



Apologize
And to the scenic “Apologize,” which featured One Republic, 
that just missed out on the top spot of the Hot 100.


Scream
Timbaland gets his sexy groove on with winners "Scream" featuring the Two R&B Divas Nicole Scherzinger and His New Artist Keri Hilson.



Bounce
 a dark, bass-heavy track that finds Timberlake proposing a m�nage a trios, Dr. Dre rapping about panty anthems, and Missy Elliott screaming "Hold up. Hell no. Like Britney Spears, I wear no drawers." Most of the successful tracks are of the R&B/dance variety




Throw It On Me

The track Throw It On Me It’s a high energy rock blitzkrieg that will have you sweating if they ever play it at the club. 



Oh Timbaland
 starts the party, kicking off with ramshackle piano notes and handclaps before transforming into an introductory rap from our main man. It sets the scene adequately for Timbaland's star pupils




One And Only
Fall Out Boy add balls to 'One And Only', a fast-moving, soaring track which sees singer Patrick Stump's impressive vocals make way for a fierce rap by Timbaland.

Singles
  • "Give It to Me" It peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
  • "The Way I Are" It peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #1 on the UK
  • "Apologize" it peaked #3 on the UK Singles Chart. On the Billboard Hot 100 
  • "Scream" it peaked at #12 on the UK Singles Chart. 




Shock Value was certified 3x Platinum with sales of 210,000+ copies. It reached the top of the album chart on the week beginning 12/31/2007.


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