i’m planning on picking up Timbaland’s cd “Shock Value” tomorrow sometime. it looks pretty tight – there are some guests on it that you’d expect (Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliot) but there are some interesting pairings as well – One Republic (this video), Fall Out Boy, Elton John, The Hives. It looks way too interesting to pass up. The Way I Are is the single that some of you may have heard. It features Keri Hilson, (imagine Beyonce lacking a little soul and badonk). Its a pretty dece track.
i think this video is tight – and i love the song too. i wish there was a bit more Timbaland in it – i feel like its just a good One Republic track – but that doesnt mean its bad. i’m looking forward to the rest of the cd.
so far the only song i’ve heard a sample of that kinda bugs me is the Fall Out Boy song. and not because i’m not a huge FOB fan, but because Timbaland’s opening lyrics have the EXACT same sound as a section of “Dance Dance”. but thats a very fall out boy thing to do…maybe Timba is making fun of FOB in the track without them even knowing. that’d be silly.
but dont hold me to that – its just the sample and tracks have a way of growing/fading on me. take futuresex/lovesounds for example – used to love “my love” and think “summer love” was so average. now i like SL more than ML (still a big ML fan though).
anyway. i think i’ll go pick it up tomorrow after i pick up my paycheck. hawt.
a review can be anticipated in a few weeks.
ps. everyone should hop on itunes and purchase “Make Me Better” by Fabolous & Ne-Yo. big fan of the strings combined with Ne-Yo’s voice.