The 50 Best Timbaland Beats

15. Missy Elliott f/ Da Brat "Sock It 2 Me" (1997)

Album: Supa Dupa Fly
Label: Goldmind/Elektra

When the Fugees repurposed the Delfonics' "Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love)" into The Score's "Ready or Not" in 1996, they logged an international smash and a hip-hop classic. A year later Timbaland swiped just a tiny swatch of the same song for the second single off Missy's debut solo album Supa Dupa Fly and came away with "Sock It 2 Me", whose menacing horns and strings ratcheted up the drama underneath Missy's tale of hormone overdrive.

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