20 Great Hooks That Save Songs With Underwhelming Raps

Timbaland & Magoo f/ Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott & Aaliyah "Up Jumps Da Boogie" (1997)

Timbaland's spotty sideline career as a rap artist kicked off in 1997 with "Up Jumps Da Boogie." Tim turns in a capable performance, as does Missy, but Magoo, Tim's partner in rhyme at the time, torpedoes the song with faceplant bars like "I come cause I'm a nut" and "You tight like virgin pussy." It's borderline cringe-worthy, but Aaliyah periodically comes in and tidies things up with a soulful chorus.

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