Music Birthday: Bobby Darin

🔊🥳 Today, May 14, 1936, Bobby Darin was born Walden Robert Cassotto in New York City, NY. Darin has a 1959 song called ‘Mack the Knife,’ and it peaked at no. 1 on the US Hot 100. In April 1998, Timbaland & Magoo sampled ‘Mack the Knife’ in their ‘Clock Strikes’ single. ‘Clock Strikes’ is…

Music Birthday: Timbaland

🔊🥳Today, March 10, 1972, Timbaland was born Timothy Zachary Mosley in Norfolk, Virginia. Timbaland produced ‘Big Pimpin’m by Jay-Z & UGK, a song included on Jay-Z’s fourth studio album “Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter.” The song was released as the final single, and it peaked at no. 18 on the US Hot…

Music Birthday: Aaliyah

🔊🎉Today, January 16, 1979, Aaliyah Haughton was born in New York City, New York. Her confident ‘More Than a Woman’ single samples ‘Mayada El-Hennawy,’ by Alouli Ansa. Timbaland produced ‘More Than a Woman’ for Aaliyah’s eponymous third, and final studio album. Drake sampled ‘More Than a Woman’ on his ‘Is There More,’ Erica Campbell sampled…

HomageCollage: Aaliyah, “I Care 4 U”

🔊💜Today, December 10, 2002, Aaliyah released her posthumous compilation album, “I Care 4 U.” Album is comprised of old demos, unreleased tracks, and music from her previous three albums. ‘Miss You,’ the album’s lead single, was produced by Teddy Bishop, and co-written by Bishop, Johnta Austin, and Ginuwine. Song saw no. 3 on the Hot…

HomageCollage: Aaliyah, “One in a Million”

🔊❤️Today 1996 – Aaliyah released her sophomore studio album, “One in a Million” – Album peaked at no. 18 on the US Billboard 200, and spent 66 weeks on chart – Aaliyah shared the legendary single, a Timbaland-production, ‘One in a Million’ – Song peaked at no. 21 on the US Adult R&B Songs Chart…

Music Birthday: Jim BEANZ

🔊🎉Today 1980 – Jim BEANZ was born James David Washington in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – BEANZ, alongside Timbaland, co-produced music for Empire Cast – From the first season’s soundtrack, he helped helm hits such as ‘No Apologies’ Jussie Smollett & YAZZ, ‘What Is Love’ by V. Bozeman, ‘Keep it Movin’’ by Serayah & YAZZ, ‘Remember the Music’ by…

HomageCollage: Missy Elliot, “Supa Dupa Fly”

🔊❤️Today 1997 – Missy Elliot released her studio debut album, “Supa Dupa Fly,” to peak at no. 3 on the US Billboard 200 – Album was helmed by Timbaland, and spawned these R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay hits: ‘Sock It 2 Me’ (no. 4), ‘The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)’ (no. 6), ‘Beep Me 911 (no. 13), and ‘Hit…