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- Posted on Aug 27th 2008 5:00PM by Spinner
The Song: 'Are U That Somebody'
The Contestants: Aaliyah vs. The Gossip
In This Corner -- Aaliyah: Timbaland's protege was catapulted to superstardom with this beat-heavy hit for the 1998 film 'Dr. Dolittle.' He was also responsible for adding the baby babbles on the backtrack. Genius? Not really. Just appropriate, given the late singer was only 19 at the time of its release. And her nickname was Baby Girl.
Aaliyah, 'Are U That Somebody'
In This Corner -- The Gossip: No bells and whistles on this 'un -- just a thick bass line and Southern frontwoman Beth Ditto's soulful howl. Where Aaliyah's breathy pipes evoke a feeling of indifference to the question's answer, Ditto's chokehold and demand some fessin' straight out the gate. Squealing baby sold separately.
The Gossip, 'Are You That Somebody'
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