The song Are You That Somebody was performed by the singer Aaliyah, for the Dr. Dolittle movie. The movie and soundtrack were both released in 1998, and the song was nominated for a Grammy (Best Female R&B Vocal) in 1999. Static Major co-wrote and composed the song, and also sang backing vocals.
The performer Timbaland also co-wrote the song, produced it, and performed a guest rap for it. The song was recorded at Capitol Records Studio in Los Angeles, and is in the genres of R&B, pop, and avant-funk. Many different samples were used in that song and it was recorded and mixed in one session.