Since his days on The Mickey Mouse Club, Justin Timberlake has always been forward-moving and forward-thinking. Now, in the video for the lead single of his first new album in five years, Timberlake is boogieing with the future of automatic robotics in the entrancingly potentially transhumanist jumpoff “Filthy.”
Entering a 2028 tech conference carrying himself as a Steve Jobs figure, Timberlake introduces an as-yet unnamed robot who can do complex everyday tasks like breakdancing and grinding on a bevy of beauties to the delight of an auditorium packed with Malaysian business executives.
“Filthy” comes from Timberlake’s forthcoming Man of the Woods album. It’s unclear yet how a sleek synth-banger ties into a project built on returning to his Tennessee childhood, but given that Timberlake’s recently released tracklisting has “Filthy” slated as the album opener, the song may be intended as a contrasting counterpoint to the rest of the project. Man of the Woods drops February 2, just before Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime performance at US Bank Stadium.
– Last night on The Late Show 50 Cent taught host Stephen Colbert “how to beef.”
– You can expect no more drama in Tinseltown as Mary J. Blige is receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
– This week Gucci Mane tied E-40 and Tech N9ne‘s record of having 18 albums chart in Billboard‘s Top 10 rap albums chart.
– Finally, if you want some Chuck D and B-Real of Cypress Hill to start your new year right, Prophets of Rage, featuring members of Rage Against the Machine, performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night!
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