Ayo Technology

Album: Curtis (2007)
Charted: 2 5

Songfacts®:

  • 50 Cent wrote this with Justin Timberlake, Timbaland and Nate Hills. Timberlake sings on the track, providing a Pop hook that helped push the song into the mainstream. Timbaland, who produced the track with Hills, also adds vocals. The song is about how technology creates an unfortunate distance and can hinder intimacy. Of course, this being 50 Cent, the song is set in a strip club: "She work the pole... she about the dough."
  • In September 2008, the Belgian musician Milow recorded an acoustic cover version for the Charity Event "Music for Life," which was organized by the Belgian national radio station Studio Brussel. It got a tremendous response, and the song was released as a single and a video made, directed by Joseph Kahn. This version hit #1 in Belgium and the Netherlands. For anyone watching the video and wondering what the stuff is coming out of his mouth and on his head: it's honey. Papa Roach's fate was much worse when Kahn directed the band's "Between Angels And Insects" video, with cockroaches crawling out of Jacoby Shaddix's mouth. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Candy - Brisbane, Australia
  • 50 Cent told MTV News abut working with Timbaland: "When me and Timbaland go in, a lot of times it's a compromise. He's doing things that's a little different production-wise from what I would usually do. Like 'Ayo Technology' - you never heard me rap with that cadence. That beat was actually for Justin [Timberlake]. It was golden, some s--t he had on the side, and he gave it to me. I went and did it. Justin laid the hook to it."

Comments: 1

  • Jessica from St.louis, MoVery good song, catchy!!!
    50 cent's version,that is!!!
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