- Audio CD (Nov. 20 2001)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Universal Import
- ASIN: B00005Q3VZ
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
Indecent Proposal Import
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Out of print in the U.S.! 2007 UK reissue of this 2001 album from the Norfolk, Virginia Hip Hop duo featuring Timbaland, who would soon become one of the biggest producers in the R&B and Hip Hop field. Originally released in 2001. Indecent Proposal features some of the most inventive production in Hip Hop, certainly years before it's time. Includes guest appearances from Aaliya, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Petey Pablo, Jade and others. Universal.
Praised by trans-global knob twiddlers for his schizophrenic, digitalised, genre-bending soundscapes that were first heard on Ginuwine's "Pony", one would expect Timbaland's Indecent Proposal to employ the same hit-making formula, right? Well, yes and no. On Timbaland's third release with rhyme collaborator Magoo, his drum programming and beat structures continue on their funkified futuristic trajectories on "Humin", an ode to club hoppers who forget to use their Listerine, and "People Like Myself" with its off-kilter Middle Eastern samples. However, the jury's been out on the nasal-toned, Q-Tip sound-alike Magoo since 1998's Tim's Bio and Tim's commitment to introduce a re-tooled Magoo to the rap public's jaded consciousness is part of the problem with this release. As the featured emcee on a large bulk of the tracks, Magoo's mic skills get outclassed most of the time by invited guests such as Jay-Z and Tung Twista on "Party People" and Ludacris on "Considerate Brother."
Magoo's shortcomings notwithstanding, Indecent Proposal is a must purchase for many reasons. It provides contemporary beatmakers with some more lessons in futuristic beat construction (peep "Indian Carpet"); there's a hot collaboration featuring singer-songwriter Beck on a duet with the late Aaliyah ("I'm Music") and more lovely ballads by Aaliyah ("Love Me"). Lastly, Tim claims that he will not be releasing any more albums after this one so here's your chance to cop the last full length recording from one of the most eclectic producers in the contemporary rap and R&B game. --Dalton Higgins
Top Customer Reviews
Well, right from the start this disc should remind you just how unique and innovative Tim can be. This disc is packed full of totally bizarre beats and crystal-clear sound effects that other producers will be trying to copy for the next 5 years. The production is so deep and dense that it will take many listens to here everything this album has to offer.
For all the criticism Magoo has recieved, I like his style. He seems to be trying to push a harder edge than on "Welcom to Our World", but I still think he's a great (and funny) MC.
While this is not as consistent as Tim and Magoo's first LP, it contains some really amazing songs. Check out "Indian Carpet" and then tell me that Timbaland is not a visionary...
Timbaland really tries hard to be taken seriously as a rapper on this album. First he starts referring to himself as Thomas Crown and Phil Drummond. (So anyway...) His flow has improved a little, but he still doesn't have anything interesting to say. In fact, his lyrics here are so bland that they make "Ritz is the crackers that I eat" sound groundbreaking. Also, songs like "Roll Out" and "Serious" have Tim rapping louder than M.O.P. That's a little off the deep end, if you ask me.
I really don't see the purpose of Magoo on here or any other album. Although his flow is a little better here also, he still fails to hold any listener's interest. And the things he says are always dumb, but when you hear him talking about sex in songs like "It's Your Night" and "Considerate Brotha" you'll feel like throwing your whole stereo out the window. Also, "In Time" features the lyric: "N's got the feeling I'm wack and I fell off." Well the wack part is true, but how can you fall off if you were never on top?
Production is also a flaw. Tim's beats are surprisingly not as good as they usually are. "It's Your Night" and "People Like Myself" have too much keyboard business, and the beat to "Party People" is so disorganized that you'll be wondering if your CD is skipping. Also, the bossa nova feel to "In Time" is a little hard to get into.
The guest spots on this album are also tired. Petey Pablo delivers his usual screaming about nothing in "Serious", while Tweet unfortunately lends her beautiful voice to the ridiculous "All Y'all". And Jay-Z can't even save "Party People", particularly because his flow and lyrics don't sound like him at all (in other words, this is NO "Lobster & Scrimp"). Also, a new rapper named Sin is added to the mix, and he's even more of a Biggie-voice biter than Shyne.
There are only two saving graces to this album. One is the very last song, "I Am Music", which features mixes and vocals from Beck. If you're not a fan of Beck, this song may have to grow on you, but it's exceptional work. Also, the best song on the album is "Love Me", which features Tweet. Actually, the song is especially good because Mag and Tim aren't in it. It just has Tweet the way we like her: singing a smooth, provocative tune that will drive all us men crazy.
In a certain respect, Indecent Proposal is a suitable title for this album. Why? Because it would be an indecent proposal to even ask someone to listen to this. Leave it on the shelf.
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