The 25 Greatest Timbaland Songs Of All-Time

In anticipation of the 2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South, which airs on June 7, Complex and Miss Info have teamed with the network to celebrate this year's honorees with exclusive coverage.

Timbaland saw the future. That had to be what it was, because arguably no other producer had a more profound effect on the direction of popular music than the Virginia Beach-bred producer. He exploded the aesthetic template to include collapsing polyrhythms, hiccuping babies, and stop-and-go world music samples. He was Jay-Z's most consistent collaborator, and knocked out a string of hits and classics with his muse, Aaliyah. When she died, he folded that creativity into the world of pop music, knocking out major hits for the likes of Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake. In preparation for the VH1 Hip Hop Honors, Complex looks back on 25 of Timbo's best beats...

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