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Timbaland Biography

Birth Name:
Timothy Z. Mosley
Birth Place:
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Music producer, hip-hop artist

Fast Facts

  • His influences include Prince and Rick James
  • Formed a short-lived group, Surrounded by Idiots, with future super-producer Pharrell Williams (of Neptunes fame) while in high school
  • Survived two brushes with death: a shooting that left him partially paralyzed for nine months and an auto accident that took the life of his passenger
  • Was given his "Timbaland" moniker by Jodeci's Devante Swing
  • Was high-school friends with Missy Elliott; produced many of her albums, including her debut, Supa Dupa Fly
  • In 2006, founded the record label Mosely Music Group
  • Has his own 5,000-square-foot studio in Virginia Beach and does most of his producing there



    • Garland Mosley -- Brother
    • Reign Mosley -- Daughter
    • Garland Mosley -- Father
    • Latrice Mosley -- Mother
    • Monique Idlett -- Wife