IT WAS ON THIS DATE, NOVEMBER 11, 1997 TIMBALAND & MAGOO RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM WELCOME TO OUR WORLD

Welcome to Our World is the debut studio album released by hip hop duo Timbaland & Magoo, issued on Blackground Records on November 11, 1997. The album features a number of guest appearances from Timbaland & Magoo’s regular collaborators at the time, among them Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, Aaliyah, Ginuwine and Playa. The album sold over 1 million copies and went platinum. The album spawned three singles: the official singles “Up Jumps da Boogie” and “Clock Strikes”, and the promotional single “Luv 2 Luv Ya”.

In August 2021, Blackground rebranded as Blackground 2.0, with Barry Hankerson remaining as founder. Blackground 2.0 signed a distribution deal with Empire Distribution, which will re-release the label’s catalogue onto digital download sites and streaming services. Welcome To Our World was rereleased on August 27, 2021.

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