After a nice bait and switch with the intro beat, Timbaland goes into some smooth R&B production that’s ready-made for steppers and would’ve have been great for the summer. Surprisingly, Jay-Z’s verse is cool but considering the atomsphere, you’re left wondering how someone like Andre 3000, who’s made a living off R&B features the last few years, would have approached it. Hell, that intro beat is right up Drake’s alley. Aside from some juvenile crassness in the second verse lyrics (the “phatty” talk) that takes away from the elegance of the arrangements, there’s not much to complain about. Timberlake’s forthcoming Timbaland-produced album will be titled The 20/20 Experience. The song can be purchased HERE via iTunes.
JUSTIN TIMBERLKAE X JAY-Z “SUIT & TIE”