Yes indeed, Timbaland himself! This is a change, because Kanye West previously held my #4 slot. Nothing against Kanye, I still consider myself a big fan of his even with his antics, rants and controversial behavior, but after thinking about it for a while as well as revisiting some joints produced by Timbaland, it was only a matter of time before he got the 4th slot. He has produced songs for a list of who's who in music since the mid 90s, in hip hop and R&B. Nas, Jay Z, the late Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, SWV, Ludacris, etc, I mean the list goes on and on and his track record speaks for itself. I don't believe he was ahead of his time, but when he became one of hip hop's top producers, he came at the right time and provided a very original, different sound. In addition, he has updated his sound over the years, to largely very good results, and expanded to working with artists outside of hip hop and R&B and there's nothing wrong with that. So, with all of that being said, now that he has occupied my #4 slot, check out 10 of my favorite Timbaland beats!!!