Blue-eyed soul met with blue-eyed rhymes recently when ’NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake teamed up with Dirty South rap bumpkin Bubba Sparxxx.
In a collaboration no doubt facilitated by Timbaland, who’s providing beats for both artists, Timberlake and Sparxxx recorded material for J.T.’s highly anticipated solo disc, Justified, due November 12.
Following back-scratching protocol, Bubba’s management is hoping for a Justin-laced track for the buttermilk-fed rapper’s upcoming album, which he hopes to have out early next year.
Timberlake, meanwhile, is already stoking the fire that is his highly hormonal fan base with Justified’s first single, the Neptunes-produced club track “Like I Love You” (see “Preview Of Justin Timberlake Album From Neptunes’ Hugo” ).
The Neptunes have split the album’s production duties with Timbaland, P. Diddy and Mario Winans, but J.T.’s camp is quick to point out that Timberlake has been highly involved in the creative process, co-writing every song on the album.
In addition to the current single and the aforementioned Bubba-sparked track, other highlights include the Latin-spiced “Senorita” and a seductive ode to the ladies titled “Take It From Here.”