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Take his collaboration with HOVA’s wife Beyonce. “Until the End of Time” performed fairly well on the radio and held steady on charts around the world in 2007. But the track was the JT’s sixth single off FutureSex/LoveSounds, released well after his megahits “SexyBack,” “My Love” and “What Goes Around… Comes Around.”
Timberlake’s “4 Minutes” was Madonna was also disappointing. While the single received two Grammy nominations and topped charts everywhere but the U.S., there was just way too much going on in 240 seconds, regardless of how convincing the duo was in asking everyone to “grab a boy, grab a girl.”
Celebuzz isn’t picking on just JT. Here are some other disappointing — and forgotten — collaborations of recent memory.
Hilary and Haylie Duff: “Our Lips Are Sealed” (2004) — the Duff sisters covered this classic for Hilary’s modern fairytale movie A Cinderella Story. While the film did wonders for Duff’s career, the song failed commercially.
Madonna and Prince: “Love Song” (1988) – Before their infamous feud (she called him a “little troll,” he said he had more hits), the Material Girl and Prince once collaborated on a song called “Love Song.” How appropriate: the singers dated for a brief time in 1985.
Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey: “I Know What You Want” (2003) – Mimi’s collaboration with Busta was anything but a collaboration. With just hints of her signature voice, the song made Carey sound more like a backup singer than a featured guest.
Justin Timberlake and Madonna: “4 Minutes” (2008) — four minutes was just far too long.
Justin Timberlake and Beyonce: “Until the End of Time” (2007) — for a short while, JT’s collaborations had a common theme: time.
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The unimaginable weirdness of NBA Baller Beats finally became a reality in my mind today, as I saw, and played, the ball-dribbling Kinect rhythm game for myself. In practice, it works out to a sort of blend of Dance Central and Guitar Hero, in that you see instructions coming down a “lane” at you, directing you to dribble the ball with your left or right hand.
Gestural “moves” show up to transition from one hand to another, or to dribble through a leg, or perform a fake, or a (partial) pass, all to the rhythm of the licensed soundtrack, which included songs by Busta Rhymes and Gorillaz, among others.
But of course the big difference between this and those games is that you are bouncing a basketball instead of dancing or hitting buttons. I can see this being an excellent tool for teaching someone this fundamental basketball playing skill, within an exciting, clever rhythm game package. I say this as someone who could clearly use a few hours of practice, as evidenced by the video above.
NBA Baller Beats: best basketball-controlled music game of E3 originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 07 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Busta Rhymes is back in the public consciousness thanks in no small part to Chris Brown’s hit Look At Me Now, which features Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne and the most annoying slide-flute synth ever put into a commercial Top 40 hit. What better way to capitalize on the success of this song than by releasing a different, completely unrelated and far less successful song as DLC for your Kinect dancing game?
Busta’s 2008 single Don’t Touch Me (Throw Da Water On ‘Em) hits Dance Central 2 tomorrow for 240 Microsoft Points, featuring choreography by Devin Woolridge and a “Tough” difficulty rating. Let’s just hope we don’t have to dance as fast as Busta spits his lyrics.
Just as Google promised, the Android Market is now slinging the tunes on select devices. Our OG Incredible’s already received the update and we’ve received multiple reports from folks rocking HTC’s EVO 3D. Just to give it a spin, we downloaded Busta Rhymes’ Why Stop Now — one of many exclusive free tracks — and in seconds it popped up in our Google Music app. We’ve also received word that the Google Music app is now available for Google TV, allowing you to stream your music from the cloud. If you’ve been granted the ability to download your favorite tunes from the Android market, hit us up in the comments below and tell us what phone you’re hollering into.
Google rolling out music purchases to some Android phones, Music app to Google TV originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 17 Nov 2011 21:14:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Google Music available on T-Mobile devices, track purchases can be direct billed originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Google partners with Universal, EMI, Sony Music, 23 independent labels on Google Music, scores exclusive content
Google partners with Universal, EMI, Sony Music, 23 independent labels on Google Music, scores exclusive content originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
We’ve got a couple of music-related Google events coming up tomorrow. There’s the one with Busta Rhymes and Drake and, of course, the one with the miniature Stonehenge. Aside from the aforementioned entertainment, what can we expect? Rumors are pointing to a proper Google Music launch, including the opening up of a music store — one apparently backed by the labels this time around. EMI is reportedly on board, and according to sources at Bloomberg, Universal isn’t too far behind either. Google, naturally, isn’t talking.
Universal reportedly close to Google music deal, just in time for tomorrow’s events originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 15 Nov 2011 08:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
We’re still having fun coming up with reasons why Google decided to have its next “special event” in Los Angeles — popular choices include “easy access to geothermal power” and “trying to help LA fall into the sea, already” — but now things are looking a little more clear. A star-studded event happening later that night has been announced, hosted by T-Mobile and featuring Drake, Maroon 5, Busta Rhymes, Dirty South and R3hab. That’s nice, but we’re more curious about what kind of hardware we’ll be seeing. Could this be why Verizon backed down from its “exclusive” stance on the Galaxy Nexus? Does the big boombox up on the billboard mean Google Music will be getting a proper launch, or just that Busta will be rocking it old school? We’ll see on Wednesday night.
T-Mo invites us to ‘Experience the World of T-Mobile & Google’ with Busta Rhymes as our guide originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber‘s highly anticipated Christmas album Under The Mistletoe has been all the rage since the teen star revealed his plans for the album over the summer. With a collaboration with Mariah Carey as well as Busta Rhymes, Bieber has certified his place as a holiday force to be reckoned with this…Read more»