There’s no doubting that Justin Bieber is into hip-hop and largely influenced by rap music. His upcoming album, Believe, which is scheduled for a June 19 release, features the rap likes of Drake, Nicki Minaj, Big Sean and Ludacris.
If that dose of hip-hop wasn’t enough, the 18-year-old pop superstar took to his Twitter on Tuesday night (May 22) and dropped this statement:
“to celebrate the #BELIEVEtour coming…I might need to drop this #BOYFRIENDremix @2Chainz @MacMiller.”
An hour later, Mac tweeted both Bieber and 2 Chainz with simply, “uh oh….”
There’s no doubting that the Biebs’ upcoming LP will have its fair share of hip-hop influence. For starters, Bieber has dropped numerous freestyles, including one over The Throne’s hit “Otis,” leading up to the album release.
His lead single, the original “Boyfriend,” has the pop icon both singing and rapping. When the tracklisting for Believe hit the net on Monday (May 21) it revealed Ludacris being featured on the LP’s opener, “All Around The World,” while Big Sean guests on “As Long As You Love Me.” Bieber has Nicki Minaj beside him on “Beauty And A Beat,” while Drizzy lends an assist on “Right Here.”
A few weeks ago, photos of Bieber and Kanye West in the studio hit the net, although there hasn’t been a confirmed word over if that session resulted in a song collaboration or not. Bieber’s Believe LP is also set to feature production from the star-studded likes of Mike Posner, Diplo, Hit-Boy and Rodney Jerkins.—Mark Lelinwalla