First Impressions: Missy Elliott and Timbaland 'Take' On Old Tricks

Friday, January 14, 2011

What is with everyone claiming days of the week to drop free music? Swizz Beatz nabbed Monster Mondays, Kanye West (who started it all) has G.O.O.D. Fridays and now Timbaland has Timbaland Thursdays. So what day can Audio Diva have? Hmm?

Nevermind that, what I'm focused on is Timbaland kicking off the event of copious amounts of free music by getting back with old friends. That friend is Missy Elliott, someone who we all know Timbo works exceptionally well with. This time they give us "Take Ur Clothes Off" and it's really almost as if these two never parted ways...well, almost.

The problem I have with this is the beat and the structure. It feels like 2003 again, and not in a fuzzy nostalgic way. More like Timbaland just brushed off an old beat akin to if he found some month-old pizza in the back of the fridge and was hungry enough to nuke it with the mircrowave. As much as I like Timbo, he's getting right stale with his beat work. Now Missy Elliott on the other hand really spits her game, but even her verses aren't anything to write home about, and frankly, she's being cheated on this. Hopefully this is just a test run for something bigger (and better), but I'm sort of disappointed over this reunion. Maybe next Thursday will be better...

So I'll be the old lady threating kids off my lawn with my rhinestone cane about this track, because it's just not the late 90's/early 2000's anymore.

Timbaland ft. Missy Elliott - Take Ur Clothes Off 


DL: Timbaland ft. Missy Elliott - Take Ur Clothes Off

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