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Good article Timbaland has been listed as one of the Music good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
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March 23, 2007 Good article nominee Not listed
April 29, 2008 Good article nominee Listed
Current status: Good article

Needs Picture[edit]

This really really needs a picture. It wouldnt be hard tbh 86.19.148.207 (talk) 20:56, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Flickr-bot? --MrEskola (talk) 11:41, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

(Version used for this review)

I am reviewing the article, i build a list of requirements dradually, as i see them, please wait till i have finished before commenting/completing. It gets a little messy otherwise. Cheers. Realist2 ('Come Speak To Me') 10:36, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Round 2[edit]

OK, i go through it now again, the mess is mostly out the way, this is just a clean up.

  • Lead needs a complete re write, it doesnt adress the content of the article.
Expanded a bit; I'm not very good at writing leads, so let me know what you think. Gary King (talk) 17:49, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
His collaborations with Furtado and JT are important, thats when people realised he was #1, also his solo Shock value needs including
DONE

Ok, this is a GA article now. Realist2 ('Come Speak To Me') 18:32, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Plagiarism controversy[edit]

Needs to be more central, as frankly it's the only thing this guy is notable for. — NRen2k5(TALK), 17:24, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

I don't agree with you, so cite that! --Soetermans | is listening | what he'd do now? 18:12, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
You have that the wrong way around. — NRen2k5(TALK), 03:59, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Overkill[edit]

Almost every song this guy has produced is mentioned in this article. Why? He's a producer...we get it. Is there really a need to list every artist from every year? Timbo? Did you ghost write this article yourself, like a lot of other celebs have been doing? :-) 143.166.255.61 (talk) 16:55, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

As far as I know its pretty much standard Wikipedia policy to include any artist his or her work. Yeah, he made a lot of songs, but so did... uh... (took a second to find a good artist) Frank Zappa, that is one helluva long article right there! --Soetermans | is listening | what he'd do now? 18:12, 30 July 2008 (UTC)


Any work? Sure. Most significant works? Of course. All Work? Overkill, even for artists like Zappa, Prince, James Brown, Quincy Jones, etc. whose catalogs are far bigger than Timbo's. 143.166.226.64 (talk) 19:59, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

OK. I stand corrected. After reading some more wiki articles on producers and artists, this one really isn't that bad. LOL! Keep up the good work to all whom have been involved. 143.166.226.59 (talk) 12:15, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

waltz time[edit]

"My pony" seems to be in waltz time. Like Jimi Hendrix's Manic Depression. So: What's Timbaland's musical education? Is it exposure to three-four time in Florida, or is it Strauss? (Try tapping one hand to the breath sounds, and the other to the "Yeah...Yeah, Yeah." Hell, try pretending to waltz (ONE two three, ONE two three) to this song. It works. Where did that come from? -Jesse —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.61.41.38 (talk) 06:55, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Okay, I'm wrong. Any musicians out there? (I am not. Don't pick on me.) Regarding "My Pony", the emphasis in the "Yeah...Yeah, yeah" is "three" "four", "one". But I'm wrong: If the breath sounds (or hi-hat) are in eight, then the first "Yeah" is on the five. What is that? It moves... nice.

74.61.41.38 (talk)Jesse —Preceding undated comment was added at 07:14, 9 October 2008 (UTC).

Alright... I got it upside down: If you count the hi-hat "one-two-three, one-two-three", you will notice that the first "Yeah" always comes on a "one". Waltz time, yeah? Try it. It will make you laugh.

74.61.41.38 (talk)Jesse —Preceding undated comment was added at 07:22, 9 October 2008 (UTC).

No, I'm pretty sure the song is in 4/4. The hi-hat is playing quavers, or 8th notes, with the occasional jump up to semiquavers. The 'Yeah' is on beats 1, 3, 1, 1, 3 etc. \\Zzinged (talk) 05:31, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Middle Name[edit]

It Will Remain "Z." Until Cited Otherwise Please.

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Baby16 (talk) 18:33, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

...  —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.49.45.58 (talk) 22:15, 26 November 2009 (UTC) 

Massive edit[edit]

The article as it was was in dire need of attention. It was full of peacock terms and clutter. Heck, it still is. I think the next step should be to reorganize what's left between “personal” and “professional”, and after that, to organize his work into tables or something like that. — NRen2k5(TALK), 07:24, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Christian?[edit]

I know it is not really of great importance, but it is quite probable that Timbaland is a Christian making Holy Hip Hop and wearing a crucifix, isn't it? Thanks for your answers! --Jesuit222 (talk) 23:06, 13 October 2009 (UTC) I am unable to provide a sufficiently deranged answer to match the tone of your question, so this will have to suffice: Timbaland makes completely commercial rap devoid of any dominant message, theme, or purpose.216.96.231.60 (talk) 16:34, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Missing/complete information[edit]

There is no way this should be a "good article" if there is an eight year gap in its coverage. Outside of the lead, collaborations with Ginuwine and Aaliyah are barely mentioned, there is no discussion of the early Missy Elliott. Beyond that, the article as it stands now is awkwardly structured and poorly written. --FuriousFreddy (talk) 05:58, 6 November 2009 (UTC)


Category of 1971 births, yet his birthdate says 1965 towards the top. What's up with that? 24.12.12.227 (talk) 22:27, 10 November 2009 (UTC)


Outdated information[edit]

It states: "It is reported that he will be working with Brandy Norwood, Leona Lewis, Jordin Sparks, Rihanna, Jonas Brothers, Emma Bunton, Miley Cyrus and long time collaborator Justin Timberlake on the album." The album is already out.. he didnt work with like half those people. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.91.172.42 (talk) 21:59, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Timbaland[edit]

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Associated acts[edit]

He work also with The Game and with 50 Cent but more with The Game —Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.182.52.134 (talk) 15:02, 6 March 2010 (UTC)


! Could someone fix this? ![edit]

It's broken from the first line! I hesitate to fix it myself because the few times I've tried to fix spelling mistakes etc. someone has come along and undone my edit without even checking what I did, thus giving me the message that I've made 'unhelpful' changes to Wikipedia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 152.78.253.166 (talk) 00:24, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Picture[edit]

nobody have a picture of him? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.81.17.151 (talk) 11:21, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Questionable Writing[edit]

In the beginning of the article there are two problematic sentences:

"From birth he was diagnosed with a severe Tourettes Syndrome.[citation needed] Even in early life he showed very little aptitude for music, this has been said to have greatly influenced his avant-garde style in his later music career."

Is the "Even in early life...this has been said to have greatly influenced his avant-garde style in his later music career" supposed to be in jest? As if the disease actually helped him? Not sure where to start here, but his music is also definitely not avante-garde.

Also it would fit in the article if he showed A LOT of aptitude for music, not "very little" as it says in article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.126.57.164 (talk) 03:00, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Why is there no mention of his current work with Open Labs/ StageLight?[edit]

He is currently invested and working with Open Labs, yet there is no mention of this project in the article? Could this please be fixed


"Timbaland said in a statement that he has been using Open Labs’ technology for years and wanted to invest in the vision to bring “music creation to the masses.” Open Labs has signed deals with Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft, and Intel, and this round of $500,000 will help the company add more customers and continue growing StageLight. The company is based in Austin." Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013/05/31/timbaland-yes-the-rapper-invests-in-music-startup-open-labs/#xFiYbgTU1AJMiBcb.99


He even had his own bundle with the company and there is still no mention.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/548166-REG/Open_Labs_MIKO_TIM4_MiKo_TIM4_Timbaland_37_Key_Workstation.html

He also has invested with them this year.

Timbaland continues his 2013 series of investments with a major stake in music equipment and software maker Open Labs. Known for their expensive music equipment, Open Labs is currently focused on promoting a low-cost music making app called StageLight. This year Timbaland also invested in 50 Cent's SMS Audio, a headphones and accessories brand, and in Hang W/, a mobile social video network.http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2013/06/timbaland-adds-open-labs-to-his-list-of-tech-investments.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.113.62.24 (talk) 01:19, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

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Other song[edit]

Please note related move request at Talk:Say_Something_(A_Great_Big_World_song)#Requested_move_31_March_2016 In ictu oculi (talk) 09:24, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

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  1. ^ "LUDACRIS' SOUTHERN-STYLE RAPS ARE SPREAD BY "WORD OF MOUF"". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 2008-04-25.