Timbaland is most famous for his heavily sampled production. He has produced beats for a lot of legends in rap including Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Eminem and many more notable acts. Timbaland is one producer who has earned himself a legendary status in the Hip-Hop culture.
“I never had any plans to become a producer when I was a kid. I wanted to be a DJ, like most other kids at the time. Then my mum bought me a Casio keyboard and I started to sample sounds that I liked.”
Timbaland produced just three tracks on Jay-z’s seventh studio album , “The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse”. The album itself was certified 3× Platinum and is a cult classic among Hip-Hop listeners. The two disc album had 25 songs and witnessed the rise of Kanye West as a rapper and a producer.
The track which Timbaland produced and sampled from the famous Bollywood song was “The Bounce“. It featured then young, Kanye West. “Bounce”, on the other hand, is a Jay-Z classic itself. The production complemented the style Jay-Z and Kanye used perfectly. The track sampled by Timbaland is a very popular Hindi song “Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai” from the 1993 Bollywood movie “Khalnayak“. The sampled track was produced by duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal who have also produced music for several classic Indian movies.
As a matter of fact, the sample appears in the original track at 0:40 seconds and in the Jay-Z track appears at 1:02 onwards. Don’t believe me? Listen to it yourself.