TIMBALAND & MAGOO Indecent Proposal (Background/Virgin) Rating: NNN
By now, even beatmaster Timbaland must realize how Magoo's flow might be a liability, so he's stepped up the collaborative activity on the strangely conservative Indecent Proposal. Bringing in Jay-Z, Mad Skillz and Ludicris to rhyme over the now familiar Timbaland bounce was a good idea. However, letting Petey Pablo spit on five tracks -- he has a new Timbaland-produced album to sell -- wasn't so smart. Neither was replacing Beck's vocal track on the closing Aaliyah duet, I Am Music, with some whining from Static of Playa.