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Timbaland is a rapper and music producer known for smash hits like "Cry Me a River," "4 Minutes," "The Way I Are" and "Give It to Me."
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Timothy Mosley, better known as Timbaland, was born on March 10, 1972, in Norfolk, Virginia. Early into his career, he worked as part of the rapping duo Timbaland and Magoo, who released their debut album in 1997. Timbaland also served as a hit-making producer for a number of R&B acts that included Aaliyah and Missy Elliott. He's gone on to craft hits for artists across a variety of genres, including Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake and Madonna.
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