While responding to criticism of Justin Timberlake‘s new album The 20/20 Experience, Questlove of The Roots spilled the beans on JT‘s follow-up project, The 20/20 Experience 2.
Questlove apparently seen Justin‘s vision and knows his release schedule. Didn’t get enough Justin on The 20/20 Experience? Then hopefully you get enough of him in November.
According to Questlove, this album hitting stores Tuesday is only half of Justin‘s vision. Questlove says we’re getting 10 songs now and 10 songs in November when The 20/20 Experience 2 is released.
Questlove broke the news on his OkayPlayer forum when responding to NY Times writer Jon Caramanica‘s criticism of the album.
See what Questlove had to say about the project after the break.
Questlove’s Response To The NY Times Review Of Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience:
I will say the album is OVERLY ambitious. like a LOT of ideas crammed into one.Spoiler alert. 20/20 Vol 2 comes out in Nov. (10 songs now…..10 songs later= 20 vision)
I admire the balls it took to make this record. cause he coulda easily ushered his work in and made Diplo his Teddy Riley to 20/20’s Dangerous instead of sticking with Timb’s Quincy.
I like throwback Timb. (He played me songs out of order and off both records so I don’t know what made the final cut) so I was shocked he wasn’t 4 on the flooring it like the Timb of 2005 was doing. Like these joints were straight up Missy/Magoo Timb and Justin said he wanted Timb to “get back in his real zone” even if it meant alienating the tweens born after 86 who never ever heard of the sly slick and wicked.
I mean Suit and Tie is the MOST UNLIKELY James Brown production reference.
But of course unless you got a master degree in soul-ology this won’t mean shit to you.
And I told him my assistant Zarah (born in 88) was frowning like “I don’t like this song”
And is he cool with the fact that only 35 year old people who love their soul in 95 bpm zone will “get” this song.
And he was like “why do we put all of our power in the hands of 18 year olds….I wanted to make a joint that 40 year olds would love too”.
And by the time the video came out all the 86 after sect were aboard again.
(I agree the only thing i don’t like about suit and tie is jay’s beat switch up…..its cute….but its a pander move—if you gonna go 40…..go 40/40 with it”.
Anywho….I love the songs, but was worried on how he will cut the prime rib to feed to toothless babies.
Ballsy move however.
I applaud ballsy moves.