After a seven year hiatus from the mainstream music scene, JT teamed up with Jay-Z and brought us back this kick-ass track with a nice, smooth R&B base and some groovy retro sounds. And come on, it makes you move!
Timberlake is one of the few, or maybe I should say the only, artists to escape from the "boy band" era with a legit music career. And even if his talents shone, he faced criticism during the release of Justified. With his previous release of Future Sex/Love Sounds with Timbaland, JT has total credibility as an independent artist. CLEARLY. JT is a super talented vocalist with an ear for a good beat and a business sense to match himself up with some of the top producers. As a result, we get this groovy-ass track featuring Jay-Z.
And of course, almost anything that Jay is involved in is successful. So that's right, match two legends in their own respects, who bought have an amazing sense of rhythm and unique ear for producing phenomenal beats, and here we go. Magic.
Maybe this track doesn't really hit it off with you. Maybe it does! But for me, this track re-establishes Justin Timberlake in the music scene and gets me excited to hear what's coming up on his yet-to-be-released album, The 20/20 Experience.
So what do you think? Is this track a hit? Its already sold 400 000 singles in a week. That's huge! Let me know your thoughts on Twitter or on the comments below! Get involved and let's start some conversations in 2013! And to my fellow friends who love to bust-a-move (you know who you are), ROCK OUT.