Last night Justin Timberlake officially returned to the world of music with the release of his comeback single, “Suit & Tie.” Featuring a guest appearance from Jay-Z and production from Timbaland, the track proves once and for all that no one understands where the future of pop is headed quite like Timberlake. It’s a song with a foundation rooted firmly in classic pop song structure, but with enough spice to make everything feel new once again. You can stream “Suit & Tie” below.
In addition to releasing his single, Timberlake also revealed plans to release a new album entitled The 20/20 Experience later this year. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
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His debut album, Brown Sugar launched him into super-stardom in 1995 and helped the neo-soul movement gain real traction on the mainstream. His single Lady peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was a major commercial success. He appeared on Lauryn Hill‘s track Nothing Even Matters, from her groundbreaking album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and recorded his hit single Devil’s Pie for the film Belly in 1998. To top it off, he fathered a child with fellow neo-soul star Angie Stone.
D’Angelo’s sophomore album Voodoo debuted at #1 in 2000 and won two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. It was ranked #488 on Rolling Stone’s list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003. The album’s second single, Untitled (How Does It Feel), was nominated for four MTV Video Music Awards and is ranked #44 on VH-1’s list of 100 Greatest Videos Of All Time.
He seemed to be on top of the world when he suddenly vanished from the public eye. Rumors of drug addiction swirled and D’Angelo all but disappeared, abandoning his place among music’s elite. In a recent interview with GQ, Michael D’Angelo’ Archer finally let the world in on the dark hole he’s been hiding in for the last twelve years.
Last week’s big announcements from Maybach Music Group made major waves in the music world, but left some fans disappointed. Many expected Ma$e to be announced as Rick Ross’ newest signee, after months of speculation that he was returning to rap.
French Montana alluded to Ma$e’s return after he was spotted in the studio him and Ross last month. Ma$e sounds good, sound like he never left. His flow is crazy. We’re going to let the world hear soon enough. Stay tuned. Just stay tuned.
Fans didn’t have to wait too long to hear Ma$e on the mic thanks to a surprise release from MMG. Wale‘s latest single, Slight Work hit airwaves last month and features Ma$e, Diddy, French Montana and Meek Mill. During an interview with Funkmaster Flex on Hot 97, Ma$e explained that Bad Boy’s French Montana was the mastermind of the collaboration.
I think it was French, man. A lot of love goes out to French. I don’t know why he was repping me so strong, but he was showing me Harlem love. He ain’t even from Harlem, it’s crazy. It was really French, he said. We totally opposite, but he just showed me wild love. I rock with who rock with me.