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Single Review: Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie”

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Single Review: Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie”
Single Review: Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie”

It’s like 2002 all over again. Or, judging by the Lyn Collins loop in Destiny’s Child’s “Nuclear” and the What’s Going On-style filtered woodblock in Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie,” more like 1972. A smooth homage to the old-school R&B records Timberlake reportedly grew up listening to, the singer turned thespian’s new single ignores current trends and bounces along to, if not its own groove, at least one we haven’t heard in a few decades. Aside from some drawled-out hyping during the song’s sluggish intro, you’d be hard-pressed to tell the track is even a Timbaland production.