Brandy Gives Timbaland Some Extra Kick On “808”
MCs picking a day of the week to chuck out free tunes via Twitter is becoming the norm, but today Timbland offered up a standout jam for his “Timbaland Thursdays” in the form of the Brandy-featuring “808.” Granted, the former Dancing With The Stars contestant essentially doesn’t get to vocally show off until the end of the track—save for a loop of her intoning the song’s title throughout—but we’re digging the beat on this one. Listen below.
“And when the music’s gone and there’s no more songs, no more songs / And when the snare is gone and that hi-hat’s gone, I still got 808,” Timbaland sings on the boastful tune with his trademark layered vocals.
Later Brandy adds, “I’m like the bass in the trunk, if you want I can ride the wave / Baby just tell me where you’re at and I’m on my way.”
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Overall, “808” is a nice little jam that, if anything, proves Timbaland still knows his way around a good hook, and that Brandy is sorely missed on the radio.