Timbaland & Magoo

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Timbaland & Magoo
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Background information
Origin Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Years active1989–2004
Spinoff of Swing Mob
Past members Timbaland

Timbaland & Magoo were a rap duo consisting of producer/rapper Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley (born March 10, 1972) and rapper Melvin "Magoo" Barcliff (July 12, 1973 – August 13, 2023), [1] [2] formed in 1989. [3]



Hailing from Norfolk, Virginia, the duo first met when they were teenagers. They later paired up as a duo and released their debut album Welcome to Our World , spawning their highest-charting single "Up Jumps da Boogie". [4] They released two more studio albums as a group, Indecent Proposal in 2001 and Under Construction, Part II in 2003. The latter was meant as a sequel to Missy Elliott's fourth album Under Construction .

In August 2021, Blackground Records, the label who launched R&B/Pop singer Aaliyah, signed a distribution deal with Empire Distribution to re-release Timbaland & Magoo's catalog on CD, cassette and vinyl, onto digital download sites and, for the first time ever, streaming services. As a result, Timbaland's 1998 LP Tim's Bio: Life from da Bassment and Timbaland & Magoo albums Welcome to Our World , Indecent Proposal and Under Construction, Part II were re-released August 27, 2021. [5] [6] [7] [8]

Magoo died on August 13, 2023, at the age of 50, and his death was confirmed by his former wife, Meco Barcliff. [2] [9] [10] His funeral service took place on September 6, 2023, in Portsmouth, Virginia. [10] The cause of Magoo's death was not announced.



YearAlbumChart positionsSales and certifications
1997 Welcome to Our World
  • First studio album
  • Released: November 11, 1997
  • Format: CD, Cassette

RIAA certification: Platinum [11]

2001 Indecent Proposal
  • Second studio album
  • Released: November 20, 2001
  • Format: CD, Cassette
  • US: 356,000
2003 Under Construction, Part II
  • Third studio album
  • Released: November 18, 2003
  • Format: CD, Cassette


YearTitlePeak chart positions [12] Album

1997"Up Jumps da Boogie"
(featuring Missy Elliott and Aaliyah)
124 Welcome to Our World
1998"Luv 2 Luv Ya (Remix)"
(featuring Shaunta and Playa)
"Clock Strikes"
(featuring Mad Skillz)
2000"We At It Again"
(featuring Sebastian and Static)
79 Romeo Must Die
(featuring Fatman Scoop)
105 Indecent Proposal
"All Y'all"
(featuring Tweet and Sebastian)
2003"Cop That Shit"
(featuring Missy Elliott)
9549343922 Under Construction, Part II
"Indian Flute"
(featuring Sebastian and Raje Shwari)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Guest appearances

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