Nicki Minaj, Drake to Headline Hip-Hop Guest Spots on Justin Bieber’s Believe Album

Justin Bieber is certainly stepping up his rap game. After dropping a few freestyles the past year—such as “Otis”—on radio and on Ustream, the 18-year-old pop prince is rapping all over his new single, “Boyfriend.”

And while the Ying-Yang twins added their own raps to the song to make for an unofficial remix, The Biebs has plenty of sanctioned hip-hop collaborations for his June 19 LP, Believe. Today, Island/Def Jam released the tracklisting for Bieber’s album and a handful of your favorite rappers are down with the Canadian sensation.

Ludacris appears on the track, “All Around The World,” which opens up the album, while Big Sean checks in on a record titled “As Long As You Love Me.” Not to be outdone, Bieber calls on Young Money champions Nicki Minaj and Drake to round out his guest spots. Nicki is featured on “Beauty And A Beat” and one can find Drizzy on “Right Here.”

A few weeks ago, photos of Bieber and Kanye West in the studio surfaced, but there has not been a definitive word of what that session has spawned and where a song or songs between the two will surface. Island Def Jam has listed Max Martin, Mike Posner, MdL, Diplo, Hit-Boy, The Messengers, Zedd, and Rodney Jerkins as producers on the new album. Kuk Harrell is credited as a vocal producer.—Shaheem Reid

Believe’s track listing according to Island/Def Jam reads as follows:

*1. “All Around The World” featuring Ludacris

*2. “Boyfriend”

*3. “As Long As You Love Me” featuring Big Sean

*4. “Catching Feelings”

*5. “Take You”

*6. “Right Here” featuring Drake

*7. “Fall”

*8. “Die In Your Arms”

*9. “Thought Of You”

*10. “Beauty And A Beat” featuring Nicki Minaj

*11. “One Love”

*12. “Be Alright”

*13. “Believe”

  • fucksakes

    completely manufactured artist right here

  • po

    damn he has enough producers..how many writers does he have? PEOPLE PLEASE STOP BUYING RAP CDS FROM AN ARTIST WHO CANT WRITE THEIR OWN RAPS!!!! ENUFF IS ENUFF ALREADY

  • BeantownReppin

    Was I the only one who read the headline, saw Drake and Nicki were the “headlining hip-hop artists” on the disc and immediately thought…”makes sense, wack recognize wack???”

    • po

      hahaha i like that… ive always agreed that white people cant rap (xcept in very rare occasions beastie boys, eminem) but more & more im thinking white people shudnt even b allowed to by rap cds .. they are ruining everything as usual !!!

      • BeantownReppin

        po, that is beyond ignorant…as a WHITE hip-hop fan and not ruining a damn thing. I love to buy albums…hard copies still, if the quality of music is worth it. Get the fuck outta here sayin’ I help contribute to “ruining everything” as you download every disc you listen to…right?

        • po

          calling black people ignorant? white people think they can do/say anything now thanks to ross & cash money .. go fuck yourself to their gay ass music

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