The 50 Best Timbaland Beats

2. Missy Elliott "Get Ur Freak On" (2001)

Album: Miss E... So Addictive
Label: Goldmind/Elektra

With 2001's "Get Ur Freak On", Missy Elliott and Timbaland looked past hip-hop, shooting instead for straight up bhangra music. Timbaland underscores Missy's lyrical flights of fancy with Indian melodies played on actual Indian instruments and polyrhythmic hand percussion played on tablas, "talking drums" whose pitch can be adjusted on the fly. It was an international smash and one of Missy's biggest solo successes to date.

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