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There’s a grainy clip on Youtube that captures the precise second Timbaland performed JAY-Z the culture-shifting “Filth Off Your Shoulder” beat. Whereas providing Hova the beats for what grew to become Ludacris’ “The Potion,” the super-producer by accident performed the zany instrumental that prompted Jay to reply the identical approach everybody does when “Filth Off Your Shoulders” drops—to grimace and violently bop your head.
One would suppose that may be Timbaland’s favourite beat he produced for Hov, but it surely’s not.
Whereas on the pink carpet on the 2023 VMAs, Timbaland revealed the favourite beat he produced for Jay is definitely, “It’s Sizzling (Some Like It Sizzling)” off Jay’s Vol. 3… Life and Occasions of S. Carter.
When requested what his favourite beat he produced for JAY-Z, he cooly responded, “When It’s Sizzling It’s Sizzling.” He added, “That’s my favourite one.”
“It’s Sizzling (Some Like It Sizzling)” wasn’t launched as a single, however grew to become a basic Jigga monitor due to the favored line, “Go in opposition to Jigga yo a** is dense/ I’m a few greenback — what the f*ck is 50 cents?”
In response to HipHopDX, Jay carried out the Timbaland-produced monitor at Sizzling 97’s Summer time Jam to clap again at 50 Cent who had dissed him, earlier within the yr, on his ‘99 avenue anthem, “How To Rob.” 50 Cent revealed the point out helped validate and propel his profession.
“I by no means went to radio till after he stated that about me. I don’t know if my profession can be the place it’s at if he didn’t reply,” he instructed Rolling Stone in 2003.
Timbaland and Jay Z have collaborated on a few of JAY-Z’s greatest hits. From “Filth Off Your Shoulder” to “Huge Pimpin’” to “Nigga What, Nigga Who,” (a private favourite, “Is That Yo Chick”) and ‘Holy Grail,” Timbo and Jay are a match made in hip-hop heaven.
“It’s Sizzling” samples Elsie Mae’s “Entire Lot of Lovin’.”