In 2011, Newscorp, the former owners of Myspace, sold most of the company’s stock to a company called Specific Media and the former Mickey Mouse Club member/*NSYNC leader/movie star/pop icon Justin Timberlake. If you head over to Myspace right now, that’s where you can find the official stream of his new single “Suit & Tie”, featuring Jay-Z.
All that’s required to stream the single is a membership renewal at Myspace in the year of our Lord two thousand and thirteen, find some sweet custom layouts, replace your old animated GIFs with new animated gifs, and maybe rethink putting Kelly Osbourne in your “Who I’d Like To Meet” section. But when you rejoin, the first order of business is without a doubt to sort out your Top Friends.
Now, JT has his own profile and everything, including his Top 8 (er, currently 7) friends. Let’s assume that JT is so (literally) invested in Myspace that his Top 8 friends will be featured on his forthcoming album The 20/20 Experience. Sure, JT is chummy with Kings of Leon and Ray LaMontagne, and who wouldn’t want to hear Justin Vernon and Justin Timberlake go into a falsetto-off (on a track no doubt titled “Just Justins”) but here’s who we’d really like to see in JT’s Top 8…
How can you not have Timbaland in your Top 8? Other than Missy Elliott, JT has got to be Timbaland’s main squeeze. The producer is already rumored to have done 20 tracks with JT, and since he produced the bulk of FuturSex/LoveSounds (not to mention “Suit & Tie”), JT kind of owes it to the producer to show him some love up there. Especially since the production on “Suit & Tie” might be the most interesting thing about it.
Kick out: Don’t need to! Just add him! Do it now!