ARTIST: Justin Timberlake
TITLE: “Ayo Technology”
WEB DEBUT: Aug. 27, 2007
ONE-LISTEN VERDICT: Yes, that’s the very same “Ayo Technology” that was supposed to save 50 Cent’s Curtis–only this new version, credited solely to JT, slices 50 right out of the song, giving it over fully to Timberlake’s chorus and Timbaland’s musings about “hips” and “thighs.” So what new verses does this track use to make up for the fact that 50′s been edited out? None, actually! All you get are long stretches of Timbaland’s “malfunctioning copy of Punch-Out!” backing track, which, now that it’s so far out front on this new version, unnervingly reminds me of the 8-bit remix of my co-editor’s hottttest summer jam.
WHERE TO FIND IT: It’s currently up at IKevinMusic (via Blender), but it’ll probably be in heavy rotation on your local rap-averse hits station within the next 24 hours. Sorry Curtis!