Welcome to Our World is the debut studio album by American hip hop duo Timbaland & Magoo. It was released on November 11, 1997 through Blackground Entertainment and Atlantic Records. Production was entirely handled by Timbaland himself, except for the song "Joy", which was produced with Smoke E. Digglera. It features guest appearances from Playa, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Aaliyah, Ginuwine, Shaunta Montgomery, Love Jon, Buddha Brother, Big B and DJ Law.

Welcome To Our World
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 11, 1997 (1997-11-11)
GenreHip hop
Timbaland & Magoo chronology
Welcome To Our World
Indecent Proposal
Timbaland chronology
Welcome to our World
Tim's Bio: Life from da Bassment
Singles from Welcome to Our World
  1. "Up Jumps da Boogie"
    Released: July 11, 1997
  2. "Luv 2 Luv U"
    Released: 1997
  3. "Clock Strikes"
    Released: April 14, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
Robert ChristgauA−[3]

The album peaked at number 33 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart. It was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America on May 12, 1998 for selling over a million copies. It spawned three singles: the official singles "Up Jumps da Boogie" and "Clock Strikes", and the promotional single "Luv 2 Luv Ya". Its lead single, "Up Jumps da Boogie", was certified Gold by the RIAA on August 26, 1997.

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. [5][6][7][8] Welcome To Our World was rereleased on August 27, 2021.

Track listing Edit

1."Beep Beep"Timbaland4:17
2."Feel It"MosleyTimbaland5:07
3."Up Jumps da Boogie" (featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and Aaliyah)Timbaland5:00
4."Clock Strikes"
  • Mosley
  • Barcliff
5."15 After Da Hour"
  • Mosley
  • Barcliff
6."Ms. Parker (Interlude)" (featuring Love Jon)MosleyTimbaland0:44
7."Luv 2 Luv U (Remix)" (featuring Shaunta Montgomery and Playa)
8."Luv 2 Luv U" (featuring St. Nick and Playa)
  • Mosley
  • Barcliff
  • Garrett
9."Smoke In Da Air" (featuring Playa)
  • Mosley
  • Barcliff
  • Garrett
10."Intro Buddha (Interlude)" (featuring Buddha Brother, Big B and DJ Law)MosleyTimbaland1:49
11."Peepin' My Style"
  • Mosley
  • Barcliff
12."Writtin' Rhymes"
  • Mosley
  • Barcliff
  • Troy Mitchell
13."Deep in Your Memory"
  • Mosley
  • Barcliff
14."Clock Strikes" (Remix)Timbaland3:43
15."Sex Beat (Interlude)"MosleyTimbaland1:45
16."Man Undercover" (featuring Aaliyah)
  • Mosley
  • Barcliff
  • Elliott
17."Joy" (featuring Ginuwine and Playa)
18."Up Jumps da Boogie (Remix)" (featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott)
  • Mosley
  • Elliott
  • Temperton
Total length:1:14:20
Sample credits

Charts Edit

Chart performance for Welcome To Our World
Chart (1997) Peak
US Billboard 200[9] 33
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[10] 9

Certifications Edit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[11] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References Edit

  1. ^ Stanley, Leo. "Welcome to Our World - Timbaland & Magoo | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  2. ^ Weingarten, Marc (January 9, 1998). "Welcome to Our World". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Timbaland & Magoo". Robert Christgau.
  4. ^ Frere-Jones, Sasha (January 1998). "Reviews". Spin. Vol. 14, no. 1. SPIN Media LLC. p. 111. ISSN 0886-3032. Retrieved December 31, 2021.{{cite magazine}}: CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  5. ^ "Aaliyah's Blackground Records Music Heads to Streaming Beginning August 20". 5 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Aaliyah albums streaming: 'Her influence is absolutely everywhere'". BBC. 20 August 2021. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Legaspi, Althea (20 August 2021). "Stream Aaliyah's 'One in a Million' Album". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Magoo Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  10. ^ "Magoo Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  11. ^ "American album certifications – Timbaland and Magoo – Welcome To Our World". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 31, 2021.

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