Know Bout Me
by Timbaland (featuring Drake)

Album: Textbook Timbo (2013)


  • The first single from Timbaland's Textbook Timbo album finds the producer hooking up with Jay-Z. The pair renewed their long and fruitful partnership for the release of Hova's Magna Carta Holy Grail earlier in 2013, on which Timbaland co-produced the majority of the tracks. Jay supplies the intro for this cut.
  • Drake supplies a braggadocio verse, in which he claims to be "DJ Khaled for real," whilst Roc Nation singer-songwriter James Fauntleroy sings on the outro. Fantleroy's writing credits include hits by Jordin Sparks ("No Air") and Rihanna ("Te Amo") as well as the majority of tracks on Justin Timberlake's two 20/20 Experience albums.
  • Timbaland first teased the song in Birmingham, England on his opening set for Jay Z on October 8, 2013 during the European leg of the rapper's Magna Carta Holy Grail tour.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Jackie DeShannon - "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"

Jackie DeShannon - "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"They're Playing My Song

It wasn't her biggest hit as a songwriter (that would be "Bette Davis Eyes"), but "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" had a family connection for Jackie.

80s Video Director Jay Dubin

80s Video Director Jay DubinSong Writing

Billy Joel and Hall & Oates hated making videos, so they chose a director with similar contempt for the medium. That was Jay Dubin, and he has a lot to say on the subject.

Ed Roland of Collective Soul

Ed Roland of Collective SoulSongwriter Interviews

The stories behind "Shine," "December," "The World I Know" and other Collective Soul hits.

Timothy B. Schmit

Timothy B. SchmitSongwriter Interviews

The longtime Eagle talks about soaring back to his solo career, and what he learned about songwriting in the group.

Arrested For Your Art - The Story Of 2 Live Crew's "Obscene" Album

Arrested For Your Art - The Story Of 2 Live Crew's "Obscene" AlbumSong Writing

In the summer of 1990, you could get arrested for selling a 2 Live Crew album or performing their songs in Southern Florida. And that's exactly what happened.

Part of Their World: The Stories and Songs of 13 Disney Princesses

Part of Their World: The Stories and Songs of 13 Disney PrincessesSong Writing

From "Some Day My Prince Will Come" to "Let It Go" - how Disney princess songs (and the women who sing them) have evolved.