“The Way I Are” is a song by American rapper Timbaland, released as the second single from his second studio album Shock Value (2007). The song features vocals by singer Keri Hilson and rapper D.O.E.. All three artists co-wrote the song together with Danja, The Clutch, and Candice Nelson. Timbaland and Danja also produced the song together. Mosley Music Group, in association with Blackground Records and Interscope Records, serviced the song to contemporary hit and rhythmic radios in the United States on June 15, 2007. “The Way I Are” is an electropop and disco song with influences of R&B and dance music that help create its futuristic sound. Its lyrics are based on the theme of role reversal and sensuous desires.