Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Devante and Timbaland

So let me bring you some more interesting production info you may not know. Yeah we're all aware of the Devante/Timbo relationship but have you checked the liner notes of certain tracks? What you think is Timbaland, is really credited to Devante. Why? Could it be that Timbo was fresh in the game back then and Devante's name was put on production credits for the star power of it? Could it be a "produced by Devante" track held more clout than a "produced by Timbaland" track at that time? Well let's look at the facts.

Jodeci's "In The Meanwhile" featuring Timbaland is produced by Timbo right? No it's not, it's credited to Devante though Timbo gets credit for writing and performing the rap.

Jodeci's "Time and Place" is produced by Devante and Timbaland gets credit as co-writer.

Jodeci's "Sweaty" is produced by Devante yet Timbaland is credited for the "scratches".

Usher's "Can U Get Wit It" is credited to Devante and Timbaland gets credit for all instruments.

Jodeci's "Bring On Da Funk" is credited to Devante and Timbaland gets co-writer credits.

Here's my favorite one: B Rezell's "Blowed Away" is credited to Devante, Timbaland appears nowhere on the liner notes yet on the rap it's said ".....all due respect to Tim and Devante, for makin' a track that's phat...." Hmmm interesting stuff indeed.

Now the biggest possibility? It's been said that though Devante got credit for "Love You Down" by The Basement and 2 Pac's "No More Pain", that Timbaland actually produced both tracks!

I gotta give props to my man Bossplayya as he is the reason for this entry. Dude knows 10 times more Timbo stuff than I ever will. When he told me all this, I was like DAMN now that's story. Thanks Playya!!


  1. No Way, No More Pain is Prod By Timbaland, its Heavy Devante Signatures, people should respect Devante and stop Crediting everything Timbaland this Timbaland that, we give both of them props where its Deserved not Biting, nxt thing all Jodeci Albums were Prod By Timbaland. u Guys Have Recently had a flood of unreleased Basement tracks prod by timbaland do they sound like any of songs that where out at the time credited to Devante? i dnt think so they are both totally diffrent Styles u can tell even then and later on the Ginuwine, Aaliyah and Missy albums that its the smae rough Alien Out of this World Sound that we love (Timbo). its Straight Simple lets Ask Timbaland all Productions that where released while on the Basement that He Did via what ever Media outlet he's using at the Moment Twitter, etc..

    Let ME Love U Down i Can say its Prob Timbalnd its Got the Sound and Signature

  2. listening to these songs in particular ... Dalvin has said that they had to show him how to use the studio equipment when he came on board, and he's not the musician that DeVante or Stevie J or Darryl Pearson was. These songs you heard the guitars and layered synths and bassed lines and lead keyboard lines, etc. You can tell that Tim had input, but it sounds like he had demos that DeVante & the crew fleshed out. The more DJ sounding elements, the chopped samples, the beat boxing, you can tell thats what Tim brought to the table. Before he came with the Aaliyah sound, his drums sounded like Dalvin's productions with out the live elements. DeVante did No More Pain in the studio for 2Pac when Suge asked for that double beat sound. But it was def based on what Tim was doing. Along Accion & SMK, according to what Accion said in his interview with NJS4Ever

  3. also Love You Down was said to be a revamped version of the original for Ginuwine's album. Accion said that its a singer named LB doing the main vocals. Don't know if the beat is the same, but the high pitched sound effects and the pattern screams Timbo, so I'm sure he had input on the original at the least


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