After several delays, Dev’s debut LP The Night The Sun Came Up is finally slotted for a US release on March 27. On it will be the Timbaland pair-up “Don’t Hurt It”, but ahead of that, another collaboration between the two premiered on Virginia’s Z104 today — plodding, murky mid-tempo jam “Break Ya Back”. The song, which possesses a vague hint of Middle Eastern influence, finds Timbaland asking, “Baby, where’s your husband / I got your thighs rubbin’,” while mtvU Woodie Awards performer Dev spits a few rhymes about being “from Cali” and boys trying to find her “hidden valley”. So clever! Listen below.
Well, we don’t want to, er, kill the mood, so to speak. But for the two hit-makers involved here, it sounds surprisingly like someone forgot to cook up a decent hook.
“Break Ya Back” will appear on Timbaland’s forthcoming Shock Value III, notes Rap Radar. What do you think of this early taste of the LP?