News: Justin Bieber Gets B.I.G., Drops "Who Shot Ya" Freestyle [Video]

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2011 9:49AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Pop star Justin Bieber's love for the rap game continues to intensify as new footage of the 17 year-old rapping over late hip-hop mogul Notorious B.I.G.'s "Who Shot Ya" instrumental has emerged online.

The freestyle reportedly stems from an interview with radio personality Bootleg Kev last week.

Justin Bieber will try his hand at anything these days...recently he attempted freestyling over Notorious B.I.G.'s infamous track, "Who Shot Ya?" The 17-year-old pop sensation stopped by the Bootleg Kev Radio show in Las Vegas last Friday, and during his interview showed off the talents of his rap alter-ego named "Shawty Mane." He spit a few unwritten, on-the-spot versus over Biggie's track. "Running everywhere, trying to find where I am/Going nowhere, so I'm trying again/I am so lost like paper, no pen/Yes, you have called, so yet here I am/Cold, no sweater/Bold, no letter/So much better/ My role, go getter," Bieber rapped. (The Grio)

Since Biebs' freestyle, the term "Who Shot Ya" has become a popular Twitter topic.

"Who Shot Ya" has become a trending topic on Twitter thanks to Bieber's freestyle, with fans and detractors debating the merits of his latest foray into rap. The tweets, from fans and critics, are unanimously in favor of Bieber putting down the microphone. A few weeks back, the upstart MC did his best to silence those who have accused him of employing a ghostwriter to pen his verses. (RapFix)

After hearing the singer's "Speaking In Tungs" freestyle last year, Dipset affiliate Vado compared Bieber to Notorious B.I.G.

"I was shocked! He killed it! He sounded like [Notorious] B.I.G.," Vado said in an interview. "When I seen it on Twitter, I didn't believe it. We need to keep his verse for the remix! We might finish the remix this weekend, and let Justin go first. I'm definitely going to contact him." (New York Daily News)

Recently, super producer Bangladesh talked about working alongside the teenage sensation.

"Yeah he's just a cool kid, influenced by the hip-hop community. (He) wants to be in the clubs, wants to be relevant everywhere. Just wants to be like standing next to Wayne in the club type. He want an 808. He wants to sing and he wants a big booty girl. But he's a cool little dude, he's talkative, down to earth, but he really knows dope beats though. When I'm playing, I know my selection of music that I'm playing. I know what's on this level and that level and Justin picked some good beats. So he got an ear for what he wants to do." (Global Grind)

Check out Justin Bieber's "Who Shot Ya" freestyle below:

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