Tim's Bio: Life from da Bassment

Tim's Bio: From the Motion Picture – Life from da Bassment is a 1998 album released by Blackground Records. Though nominally the debut solo album by hip-hop/R&B producer Timbaland, the LP is technically a compilation of tracks produced by Timbaland and often – though not strictly – featuring his vocals. A litany of guest stars appear on Tim's Bio, from Timbaland's "Swing Mob" partners Magoo, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Aaliyah, Ginuwine, Playa, and Skillz, to outside performers Nas, Jay-Z, Twista and others. Tim's Bio notably marks the on-record debut of Ludacris on "Phat Rabbit", later included on his major-label debut LP Back for the First Time (2000).

Tim's Bio: From the Motion Picture – Life from da Bassment
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ReleasedNovember 24, 1998
Timbaland chronology
Welcome to Our World
Tim's Bio: From the Motion Picture – Life from da Bassment
Indecent Proposal
Singles from Tim's Bio: Life from da Bassment
  1. "Here We Come"
    Released: November 17, 1998
  2. "Keep It Real"
    Released: 1999
  3. "Lobster & Scrimp"
    Released: 1999
  4. "Can't Nobody"
    Released: 1999
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The music video for "Lobster & Scrimp" featuring Jay-Z premiered on January 4, 1999. It was shot in Las Vegas, Nevada, and directed by Timbaland (credited under his real name, Tim Mosley).

In August 2021, Blackground rebranded as Blackground 2.0, with Barry Hankerson remaining as founder. Blackground 2.0 signed a distribution deal with Empire Distribution, which will re-release the label's catalogue onto digital download sites and streaming services. [1][2][3][4] Tim's Bio: Life from da Bassment was rereleased on August 27, 2021.

Track listing Edit

1."Intro" (featuring T.K. Kirkland)
  • Tim Mosley
  • T.K. Kirkland
2."I Get It On" (featuring Bassey)
  • T. Mosley
  • Bassey
  • S. Carter
3."To My" (featuring Nas & Skillz)
  • T. Mosley
  • N. Jones
  • D. Lewis
4."Here We Come" (featuring Magoo & Missy Elliott)
  • T. Mosley
  • M. Elliott
  • M. Barcliff
  • P. Webster
  • J. R. Harris
5."Wit' Yo' Bad Self" (featuring Skillz)
  • T. Mosley
  • D. Lewis
6."Lobster & Scrimp" (featuring Jay-Z)
  • T. Mosley
  • S. Carter
7."What Cha Know About This" (featuring Mocha & Babe Blue)
  • T. Mosley
  • Mocha
  • Babe Blue
8."Can't Nobody?" (featuring 1 Life 2 Live & Lil' Man)
  • T. Mosley
  • Babe Blue
  • DJ Redhanded
  • Rammbo
9."What Cha Talkin' Bout" (featuring Lil' Man, Static & Magoo)
  • T. Mosley
  • S. Garrett
  • M. Barcliff
10."Put 'Em On" (featuring Static and Yaushameen Michael)
  • T. Mosley
  • S. Garrett
  • Y. Michael
11."Phat Rabbit" (featuring Ludacris)
  • T. Mosley
  • C. Bridges
12."Who Am I" (featuring Twista)
  • T. Mosley
  • C. Mitchell
13."Talking on the Phone" (featuring Keli Nicole Price)
  • T. Mosley
  • M. Elliott
14."Keep It Real" (featuring Ginuwine)
  • T. Mosley
  • S. Garrett
  • E. Lumpkin
15."John Blaze" (featuring Aaliyah & Missy Elliott)
  • T. Mosley
  • M. Elliott
16."Birthday" (featuring Playa)
  • T. Mosley
  • S. Garrett
17."3:30 in the Morning" (featuring Virginia Williams)
  • T. Mosley
  • M. Elliott
18."Outro"T. MosleyTimbaland1:47
19."Bringin' It" (featuring Troy Mitchell)
  • T. Mosley
  • T. Mitchell
Total length:76:18

All tracks produced by Timbaland with the help of Barry & Jomo Hankerson.

Sample credits

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References Edit

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  2. ^ "Aaliyah albums streaming: 'Her influence is absolutely everywhere'". BBC. 20 August 2021. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  3. ^ Minsker, Evan (20 August 2021). "Aaliyah's One in a Million Arrives to Streaming Amid Dispute Between Label and Estate". Pitchfork. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  4. ^ Legaspi, Althea (20 August 2021). "Stream Aaliyah's 'One in a Million' Album". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Timbaland – Tim's Bio" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  6. ^ "Timbaland Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  7. ^ "Timbaland Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  8. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1999". Billboard. 2 January 2013. Retrieved August 20, 2020.