Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Not Too Many Can Do It Better Than Timbaland...

There are times I hear a song and no matter what I'm doing or where I'm at, I have to share it with someone. I had that feeling multiple times tonight when I took my first lap around Timbaland's new album Shock Value 2.

The first of these can't stop listening to tracks was Timbo's collaboration with one of my few pop infatuations, JoJo. I'm not above admitting that her High Road album was one of my favorites for months on end and so what if she was 16 years old when she released it. For those of you still lookin' down, she'll be 19 years old in a couple weeks and she's get her teenage footprints allllll over the best track on Timbo's new album. The track is titled Lose Control and it's hotter than the middle of a bonfire in the summertime. Do yourself a favor and give yourself a listen cause I was very skeptical that he could top Morning After Dark, but he more than did...

Timbaland feat JoJo - Lose Control Hottest Song Off Shock Value 2!!!

The second diamond in the rough is the collabo with Daughtry. The song starts off with a mid-tempo percussion laden Hip Hop beat, but quickly takes a turn for contemporary rock when the guitar riff and Daughtry come in. What hooked me was the raw energy of the chorus, how it turns into a head nodding guitar riff that Daughtry shines all over, making it seem stupid if Timbo were to even consider any other artist for this track. Great great song all together, fully displaying how refined Timbaland can sound regardless of genre.

Timbaland feat Daughtry - Long Way Down
Hooott Track!!!

The third and final hidden gem on the album is the last song, Symphony. Let's just say the beat is disgusting, aka what we've come to expect from one of the most consistent producers in the history of music. I dare someone to argue a counterpoint to that statement. This one sounds like one of his old school Timbaland and Magoo beats...just a great instrumental to go bar after bar...and while I've always been a big fan of D.O.E./Attitude and sung their praises as being underrated Timbaland proteges, this beat could make Diddy sound like a Hall of Fame rapper...just sayin. Check it out...

Timbaland feat D.O.E. Attitude Brand Nu - Symphony
Hoooottt Beat!!!


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