Twitter just now found out what sampling is and trying to call Timbaland a bad producer.
Social platform user @Nooriyah tweeted a little clip of ongoing theme “The Middle Eastern influence in Western mainstream music”, which showed comparison between icon record executive’s produced music and old middle eastern songs.
Everyone knows @Timbaland is a master of his craft. Did you know these three hits sampled these Arabic classics? 🎧 To hear more about the Middle Eastern influence in Western mainstream music (that was once called “Belly dance music”) head to my Plus 1 Radio show on Soundcloud pic.twitter.com/kCetOo6ONH
— Nooriyah (@Nooriyah_) January 18, 2021
Post originally praised Timbo’s craft-“Everyone knows Timbaland is a master of his craft. Did you know these three hits sampled these Arabic classics”, but as so often happens twitter mob started criticizing him for stealing the music. Although it seems some people still know what sampling is.
It’s hard to listen to this & think of Timbaland in the same way. He really was a copy & paste bandit who didn’t give these people (quite literally) any credit unless he was legally forced to do so…pic.twitter.com/V0AIxBsWdM
— Lomo’s Adjutant (@kay_sesen) January 18, 2021
This Timbaland situation and the reactions to it is making me pray that y’all don’t discover any other hip hop producer.
— Dedee 🥀 (@thoughtfulbae) January 18, 2021
What’s the artform that Timbaland created?
— Bradley (@ponkytonk) January 18, 2021