Because of this, it is remarkably similar sounding to 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 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.With the success of the Hannah Montana franchise she established herself as a teen idol.While chatting with Australia’s Rove & Sam radio show on Sunday, July 31, the “Make Me” singer, 34, spoke about her optimistic outlook on love despite her string of failed romances. “And you know, I think you should protect your heart and stuff like that.Go to a Subway sandwich shop, you're gonna hear it twice.[artist id="1962774"]Katy Perry's[/artist] 'I Kissed a Girl,' that's kind of like the novelty track ...This initially lead to some minor controversy, but it's been mostly accepted that this was just a major coincidence.He doesn't have that chip in his head that cares about selling a billion albums, and it's kept him so authentic for so long.
Of course, on the Wikipedia page for Ayo Technology, gives Timbo more benefit of the doubt, but not much: The intro and lead synth were created with the Elektron Sid Station, an 8-bit sound synthesizer.In 1999, a year after Spears shot to superstardom with the release of her iconic first single “…Baby One More Time,” she secretly began seeing fellow teen idol Justin Timberlake.He suggested I check Crystal Castles, a techno outfit from Toronto. Apparently, Timbaland sampled the Crystal Castles song which was originally done in 2006 for the 50 beat which dropped in 2007.So, I went to their My Space page and the track that played first was “Courtship Dating.” From the first 5 seconds, I was like…..hmm…sounds familiar. There are also Internet rumors that Timbo had to settle out of court for the whole thing.