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This track features R&B singer-songwriter Keri Hilson and rapper D.O.E., who are both signed to Timbaland's Mosely Music Group. It originally featured Chris Brown as well but the controversial R&B star's vocals were eventually cut from the track. This created speculation that Timberland wanted to distance himself from the disgraced singer after his violent run in with ex-girlfriend Rihanna at the start of 2009. However, Timbaland's manager, Marcus Spence told TMZ.com
that the decision to remove Brown from the track "was a creative decision for both parties."
The song was originally titled "Maniac." D.O.E. told TMZ.com the title had to be changed because "some people" didn't think it was a good idea to have Brown's name attached to a song with that title.
Keri Hilson and D.O.E. previously collaborated with Timbaland on his 2007 #1 single "The Way I Are
You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound
, plus a collection of other classics for the likes of Aftershock, Ali and Goodfellaz.
As a 5-year-old, Brandi was writing lyrics to instrumental versions lullabies. She still puts her heart into her songs, including the one Elton John sings on.
Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?
Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"
With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.