The tune, which leaked to the web yesterday, is from Big Mike and DJ Neptune's new mix-tape, R & B Kings 2009, which also features tunes by Chris Brown, Rihanna, and Usher. The song was produced by Timbaland [via Idolator.com].
The leak of "Bigger Than the World" is similar to that of Eminem and Dr. Dre's "Crack a Bottle," which hit the web as a rough demo last November thanks to another mix-tape, Big Mike and DJ Neptune's 4th Quarter Pressure Part 2. Soon after, Eminem released an official version of the song, which will appear on his much-awaited album, Relapse.
Below, listen to Timberlake's tune, which kicks off with an electric guitar riff and finds the former boy-bander singing over piano, strings, and a beat reminiscent of his biggest hit, "My Love."
Listen: Justin Timberlake, "Bigger Than the World"