Ayo Technology

Ayo Technology

Infobox Single
Name = Ayo Technology

Caption = "Ayo Technology" CD cover
Artist = 50 Cent featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland
from Album = Curtis
Released = August 17 2007
Format = CD Single, Digital Download
Recorded = May 2007
Genre = Pop Rap,Dirty Rap
Length = 4:08
Label = Aftermath, Interscope, Shady, G-Unit Records
Writer = Curtis Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Timothy Mosley, Nathaniel Hills
Producer = Timbaland, Nate "Danja" Hills
Certification =
Misc = Extra chronology 2
Artist = 50 Cent singles
Type = singles
Last single = "I Get Money" (2007)
This single = "Ayo Technology" (2007)
Next single = "I'll Still Kill" (2007)
Extra chronology 2
Artist = Justin Timberlake singles
Type = singles
Last single = "LoveStoned" (2007)
This single = "Ayo Technology" (2007)
Next single = "The Only Promise That Remains" (2007)
Extra chronology 2
Artist = Timbaland singles
Type = singles
Last single = "The Way I Are" (2007)
This single = "Ayo Technology" (2007)
Next single = "Apologize" (2007)
Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = single

Lower caption = "Ayo Technology" vinyl case
Extra musicsample
Type = single
filename = AYO_Technology.ogg
format = Ogg
title = AYO Technology
artist =
description =
"Ayo Technology" was the fourth single from 50 Cent's third album, "Curtis". [Dave (June 29 2007). [http://www.rapbasement.com/content/view/3018/35/ 50s next single "She Wants It" featuring Justin Timberlake] . Rap Basement. Accessed July 21 2007.] [ [http://www.50cent.com/0CFFCFFFF0002D51F001600028450/Content/ContentDetail.aspx “Ayo Technology” Video Premiere!!] . 50cent.com. Accessed August 2 2007.] [Omar Burgess (July 5 2007). [http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.5426/title.did-interscope-shut-down-50s-youtube-hustle Did Interscope Shut Down 50's YouTube Hustle?] . HipHopDX. Accessed July 21 2007.] HipHopDX also reported that the song was renamed three times. It was first titled "Ayo Pornography," then "Ayo Technology," and then "She Wants It." Finally, the song title was reverted to "Ayo Technology." The song features Justin Timberlake and Timbaland, but most sources don't credit Timbaland for being on the song. In 2008, it was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Song. [Jokesta (July 19 2007). [http://www.defsounds.com/news/view/2109-5-cent-jay-won-t-let-kanye-drop-on-september-11th-funk-flex-interview-audio.html 50 Cent– Jay Won't Let Kanye Drop on September 11th, Funk Flex Interview (Audio)] . Def Sounds. Accessed July 21 2007.] As revealed within its lyrics, "Ayo Technology" puts a strong emphasis on hot-blooded sexual fantasies, inapproprite body movements (such as when Timberlake utters the line "Why don't you sit down on top of me,") and wild festivities at night clubs.

Music video

The music video was premiered by BET on August 2 2007, and was filmed in London, U.K..

50 Cent described the music video to MTV. 50 said: quote|You can see this is not my normal uniform, or get-up, when I'm in a music video. But it's time for me to do something a little different, and this is the perfect time for me to actually change my look. You might see this on the red carpet, but not in an actual music video. The biggest challenges for the video are giving off a natural vibe and not seeming contrived at any moment. For you to actually be comfortable when you're actually doing it is a task. At some points you've got a room full of people looking at you at one time, just watching you to see what you're going to do. You've got to relax and just do it. [ [http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1566155&vid=166656 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake Suit Up for New Video] . MTV (August 2 2007). Accessed August 2 2007.]

Timbaland's appearance in the music video uses features from the movie "Minority Report" such as moving computer interfaces with hands. Justin Timberlake's appearance is similar to that of his role in his music video "SexyBack".

Chart performance

"Ayo Technology" became 50's highest debut yet on the "Billboard" Hot 100 at number 22. It peaked at number 5, becoming his tenth top 5 single. In the UK the song debuted at number 10 on downloads alone, becoming his eighth top 10 single. It peaked at number 2, becoming 50 Cent's highest charting single in the UK, beating out "In Da Club" which peaked at number 3.


succession box
before= "Stronger" by Kanye West
title = RIANZ New Zealand number one single
years = September 17 2007 - October 1, 2007
after = "Kiss Kiss" by Chris Brown featuring T-Pain
succession box
before= "The Way I Are" by Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson
title = Bulgarian National Top 40 number-one single
years = October 7 2007 - November 10, 2007
after = "Let Me Think About It" by Ida Corr vs. Fedde le Grand

About the song

*The intro and lead synth were created with the Elektron SidStation, an 8-bit sound synthesizer. Because of this, it is remarkably similar sounding to the band Crystal Castles' "Courtship Dating" from their self-titled album, released the following year. Despite the album not being out until nearly a year after the public debut of "Ayo Technology," there was still minor controversy over the alleged "sampling" of this song on "Ayo Technology" perhaps because of the negative reputation Timbaland has garnered recently over sampling 8-bit musicians uncredited and with an attitude of entitlement and defiance. In reality, the origin of the unique sound of both songs has come into question on both sides. Crystal Castles is now notorious for its illegal use of Creative Commons-licensed chiptune music. [ [http://createdigitalmusic.com/2008/05/05/chiptune-music-theft-continues-crystal-castles-abuses-creative-commons-license/ Chiptune Music Theft Continues; Crystal Castles Abuses Creative Commons License] . Peter Kirn. May 5, 2008.] Top chiptune and 8-bit music forum [http://8bitcollective.com 8bitcollective.com] could not locate a sample source for the two songs nor any evidence either song sampled from the other. [ [http://8bitcollective.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=529 Forums | 8bc.org - Online Chiptune Media Sharing. 50 Cent get's (sic) his SID on with Timbaland!! :P] . August 14, 2007.] It is also possible that, instead of using the SidStation personally, Timbaland and Crystal Castles both used the same sample CD, something available for purchase that entitles the owner to sample and use its collection of loops however they please, as has been hypothesized by the Timbaland blog The Thomas Crown Chronicles. [ [http://thomascrownchronicles.blogspot.com/2007/11/boogies-sample-of-week.html The Thomas Crown Chronicles: Boogie's Sample of the Week?] . November 1, 2007.] [ [http://www.timespace.com/product/8B-11/3/9999931/8+Bit+Stylez.html Sample CD: "8 Bit Stylez" by Ueberschall] .]
*The song is about the difference between pornography and real life (hence the original name "Ayo Pornography").
*The instrumental version of the song is played by the Boston Celtics at the TD Banknorth Garden when the team is introduced during the player introductions.
*Ayo Technology recently returned to the spotlight when it was described as a web browser by Jo Westwood.
*The song was covered by Belgian singer-songwriter Milow. [ [http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=42634641 Milow - Ayo Technology (Music Video)] Accessed September 12 2008.]


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