50 Cent â€“ AYO Technology (Feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland) / 2007 Shady / 4 Tracks / http://www.50cent.com /
I thought that 50 Cent was supposed to be hard, a ghetto warrior that was shot a shitload of times and lived to rap about it. Last time I checked, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland do not seem to be individuals that scream â€œstreet credâ€. They are able to bash out catchy tracks like no oneâ€™s business, and that is the reason why they are on the track. But, is â€œAYO Technologyâ€ a good track? The flow of 50â€™s during the track seems a little plain, while Justinâ€™s flow is the same type of lovey-dovey stuff that is present during a number of other tracks that ey is on. In fact, the only thing that screams â€œimpressiveâ€ is the backing bit of instrumentation, which sounds as if it was cribbed off of an early eighties video game. The chorus is catchy but is repeated too many times; this minor nit-pick is decreased in importance in the post-chorus flow, which kicks things up to a next level. The inclusion of as screwed and chopped sound for a few seconds is used tastefully, and the track is crafted into something that is a halfway decent single for 50 Cent. This will not be as big of a splash as any of eir prior tracks, but will reach nearly the same levels of popularity since this is eir first single off of â€œCurtisâ€.