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Kanye West, Drake Appear on Justin Bieber’s New Album

Justin Bieber’s ties to hip-hop continue to grow stronger.

The teen sensation has already rapped with Chris Brown, collaborated with Ludacris, and crafted a remix with Raekwon and Kanye West to one of his hits, and now the singer is again tapping into hip-hop, this time for his upcoming album, Believe.

“I’m working with a lot of cool people,” Bieber recently said of the project in an interview with UK radio station, Capital FM. “I’m working with Kanye. Drake is gonna work on the album with me and a lot of different artists.”

Bieber is also reportedly working with Busta Rhymes for a separate project, his Christmas album, Under the Mistletoe.

In related news, The Biebs, known for rapping under the name Shawty Mane, wanted to be a part of this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers, but DJ Premier, who helped choose the participants and was spinning for each of the sessions, shot the idea down. —Adam Fleischer

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