Speaking of Missy Elliot: For like a year now I had been working on putting together a “complete” collection of Timbaland productions on CD-R, and due to various contributing factors (work, laziness, sleeping, drinking, laziness), I had yet to make it past the middle of 1998. Then Maura instant messages me this link to some guy hosting five discs worth of Tim beats and pieces. Do I now need to now abandon my own Quixotic project? Well, yes and no.
Yeah I got my gripes with the choices here. (No Playa? No Total?? “Pony” as the only Ginuwine song? Nothing off Deliverance? But yet there’s room for a Floetry remix and non-entities like Trey Songz? Maybe I have more gripes with this selection than I thought.) Still, this is five volumes of Timbaland beats for free, and if you can really look that kind of gift horse in the mouth, well then you’re Scrooge-ier than I am.