Courtship dating vs ayo technology
Hip Hop DX reported that the song was renamed three times.
And then, back-to-back, I heard 50 Cent’s Audio Two “Top Billin’”-sampling brag rap “I Get Money,” as well as Timbaland’s Justin Timberlake-aided, twinkling Daft Punk by way of Pharrell techno-rap digi-sex ode “Ayo Technology.” I think, long before I ever took a party drug or knew anything about where music was headed, was the moment that, for me, the modern world (as comparable to Venus emerging from the half-shell) was birthed and took shape.
The song, featuring Justin Timberlake and uncredited vocals from Timbaland, who also produced the song, is about a man who is tired of using technology, and peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100.
Internationally, the song peaked within the top ten of the charts in many countries, including Australia, Denmark and the United Kingdom.
Rob Sheffield from Rolling Stone gave the song a mixed review: "The I-need-love pop tunes are not getting any better, even with Timbaland and Justin Timberlake in the stripper ditty 'Ayo Technology.'" Pitchfork also gave a mixed review: "The album's only concession to modern pop trends— the Timbaland-produced, Timberlake-hooked "Ayo Technology"—flies off the rails as 50, ripped from his comfort zone, falls behind the gurgling, video-game-blipping beat.
Though he tries to force the track into more familiar territory with a cyborg-stripper theme, Justin nabs the spotlight without even trying." David Jeffries from All Music highlighted and wrote: "At ease is the Timbaland production "Ayo Technology" featuring Justin Timberlake, an obvious single that's "been there, done that" for all parties involved.