Aug 17 2011

Timbaland: The Origins of a Hit Machine

Timothy Mosley – Timbaland to you and me—was born in 1972. His dad worked for Amtrak and his mom for a homeless shelter. They raised him in Norfolk, home to the world’s largest naval base, and he later built a mas­sive recording studio nearby, in a Virginia Beach industrial park. “Ain’t nothing spectacular about it,” Timbaland said of the racially mixed suburban area where he grew up. “Ain’t nothing going on out there, really.”
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