Angelo Sanders (A&R for Aftermath): “Timbaland was hot at that time—well Timbaland is always hot. So we had to chase him down. The problem was that we needed a single. We actually already had the single, but there was some doubt so they wanted one more home run. I was like, ‘Man, I can’t think of anyone else other than Timbaland.’ Game’s manager Jimmy Henchman was really integral in making that play happen.
“It was funny cause Tim would show up two, three in the morning fresh from hanging out in the club. At first we didn’t get it because it was our first time working with Tim, and it was a process because it took Tim time to soak up what we were doing. But it wasn’t like he was out partying not giving a shit about what we were doing at the studio. He was more like seeing what’s happening right now. And, that’s how he came back and ‘Put You On The Game’ came.”