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Premiere – Justin Timberlake Feat. Jay Z – Suit & Tie

Posted 01/14/2013 by Tru in Features

New Release From An Old Favourite


Here it is folks. A new track from an old favourite.

Justin Timberlake announces his return to the musical arena. He’s shelved his shaky acting career to return to his roots and I’m thinking its about TIME.

Enter his latest Suit & Tie featuring the jigga man himself, Jay Z. Now’s that a pretty powerful PR push for the song. So this jam must be fire with such a heavy weight present.


Justin Timberlake Feat. Jay Z (Prod. Timbaland) – Suit & Tie

Did you play it yet? If not, I’ll be here.

Okay, so the intro is a little long but do you feel a little…underwhelmed?

I mean, he did come out with a little teaser. Here it is if you haven’t seen it:

Yup. Kinda gives you the chills. The type of chills that you think will change the sound of pop.

And now with Suit & Tie, I just feel a little underwhelmed.

Buzz across the internet community have called it elevator music or electronic jazz. Sure it’s different but it doesn’t have that same mind infectious hook you would get from Sexy Back. I remember that song submitting everyone to eventually like it and like it they did.

Maybe he’s rusty? 

Well, the media has romanticized his departure from music since his last album, FutureSex/LoveSounds. Everyone’s been saying how he’s almost been gone half a decade from the music game but actually he’s been guest starring and starting up his own talent pool during his so called, ‘break’.

Check out his roster of songs post FutureSex:

  • 4 Minutes – Madonna and Timbaland
  • Nite Runner – Duran Duran
  • Falling Down – Duran Duran
  • Ayo Technology – 50 Cent
  • Follow My Lead – Esmee Denters
  • Dead and Gone – T.I.
  • Love Sex Magic – Ciara
  • Carry Out – Timbaland

That’s nearly an album worth itself. So to call JT rusty is a foolish remark. What do you think? 

***January 22nd, 2013 Update

Well, according to this Mashable Article, it looks like JT’s comeback is well…a major come back.

The song, which came out Jan. 13, ranked number 14 on Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay chart with the most debut-week plays ever in the U.S. since the chart’s creation in 1992.

Billboard notes that the ranking for “Suit & Tie” is the highest debut rank by a solo male artist.

The first-week radio spins for “Suit & Tie” totaled 9,394, according to RCA Records. It had the largest first-week audience of 93.4 million people, airplay monitor Mediabase reports.

Meanwhile, RCA Records also says Timberlake sold 310,078 digital singles of “Suit & Tie” (featuring Jay-Z), which marks his best premiere-week sales ever, for a song. It reportedly reached the top spot on iTunes’ singles charts in 31 countries.

Is this the power of a loyal fan base and perfect timing? Or am I just taking crazy pills?



    Fair calls, but if you’re not down with the “elevator music / electronic jazz” feel, then you gotta put that mostly on the beatmaker (Timbaland)! Tho I guess you could criticize JT for puttin a man on the boards who’s kinda past his prime.


      I dunno Jeaps. I still think Timbaland is good at what he does but maybe these two were trying too hard to be different for the sake of being different?

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