Angel Haze "Werkin Girls"
This year, classic early Timbaland has been the spiritual forefather of a pair of tracks that, objectively, don't have derivative qualities of any specific Timbo song, but when glanced from a subjective angle, seem like the producer-God's spiritual descendents. The first was Hit-Boy's casually-complex funk on "Clique." The more underrated was Angel Haze's "Werkin Girls." Like many of Timbaland's greatest cuts, it is interested in playing with groove first and foremost, letting all of its sonic showboating feel like icing on the cake. The rhythmic unpredictability, balanced by its tonal repetition, made the track the perfect playground to wrangle Angel Haze's prodigious technical exercise.