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The Way I Are

by

Timbaland



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This song features two performers who are signed to Timbaland's Mosely Music Group: singer Keri Hilson and rapper D.O.E. The song is a role reversal from the common rap music theme of rich, braggadocios singer allowing a hot girl to impress him with her womanly charms in anticipation of a sexual encounter. In this song, Hilson is in control as the male rapper has no money. She likes him anyway, and takes the position of financial power by offering him a "tip" if he "strips."
This was popularized in a commercial for McDonald's where the song plays in a roller skating rink where a bunch of kids are having some good, wholesome fun. At the beginning of the spot, we see the record with the name of the song. This kind of marketing is very effective as the commercial reaches such a wide audience.
Hilson was 24 when this was released. In addition to her work as a singer, she is a member of the songwriting collective known as The Clutch. Her songwriting credits include Mary J. Blige's "Take Me As I Am," Pussycat Dolls' "Wait a Minute," Ciara's "Ooh Boy," and Omarion's "Ice Box." Before working with Timbaland, she sang on singles by Xzibit and Lloyd. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
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Comments (4):

I Love these song te beasts of this songs makes everone to dance ethier know or not.......I love it Bro
- Kishore, Chennai, India
timbaland is awesome. i've always had a feeling that he's half iranian. does anyone know if he is? i'm asking cause i'm half iranian and i've always wondered if he is.
- aviva, somewhere, MD
This song is neat-o! I always gotta move when I hear it! My best friend and I always boogie in her car when we hear it. For the So You Think You Can Dance fans, it was Lauren and Neil's hip-hop dance. They did awesome! How CRAZY was Neil's dive?! Crazy! Love this song!
- Meredith, Wauwatosa, WI
This is the song they played in nightclubs.
- Rusty, Raleigh, NC
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Brandi CarlileBrandi Carlile
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.
Don Brewer of Grand FunkDon Brewer of Grand Funk
The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.
Angelo Moore of FishboneAngelo Moore of Fishbone
Fishbone has always enjoyed much more acclaim than popularity. Angelo might know why.
Michael SchenkerMichael Schenker
The Scorpions and UFO guitarist is also a very prolific songwriter. He explains how he writes with his various groups, and why he was so keen to get out of Germany and into England.