Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has finally linked up with teenage pop star Justin Bieber months after recording in the studio for a new track called “Backpack.”
The Biebs revealed their new collabo and said it would likely get re-packaged on his new Believe album.
Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne have their first collaboration in the bag. The pop sensation and Young Money rapper have teamed up on a new record called “Backpack.” While the song does not appear on Bieber’s new album Believe, he plans to include it on a future re-release. “I did a song with Lil Wayne and it’s called ‘Backpack,'” the teen heartthrob told Fuse. “It’s probably gonna be coming out on the repackage. It’s dope.” (Rap-Up)
In February, Bieber and Weezy F. Baby clocked in some studio time together.
Lil Wayne has been going hard at his skateboard game recently (even launching his new Trukfit clothing line) and this week the Young Money rapper paid a visit to Justin Bieber in the studio and even took some time for a skateboarding session with him. “Good time in the studio last night. back at it tonight. oh yeah…and big bro came thru…,” Bieber tweeted, linking to a photo of him and Wayne with their skateboards. “and when i say big bro i mean @LilTunechi. #BELIEVE IT #family.” While it’s unknown whether Wayne will appear on Bieber’s album, a certain super-producer is definitely in the mix, according to another tweet: “in the studio with @timbaland and the crew. #creating… got a lot of things i want to write about. ready to make music.” (RapFix)
In summer 2011, Weezy said, despite his admiration for Bieber, he could not work with him at that stage of his career.
While fans can expect to hear both Heartbreak Drake and Ms. Minaj on Tha Carter IV, it’s the two Justin’s that Weezy F. also talks about. “That’s my little homie now,” Wayne says of The Biebs. “He texts me every night asking me to do [his] d*mn song. That’s my n*gga, but I can’t do it. Like I said, I don’t want to f*ck his sh*t up. But like I said, I want to work with Justin Timberlake. That boy got a voice; that boy can sing. He needs to come back right there on Tha Carter IV.” (XXL Mag)
Last year, the Canadian-bred pop star covered Wayne’s “How to Love” Tha Carter IV single.
If you, like Vulture, forgot to send a really awesome present, don’t worry; Justin Bieber was on top of it. Young Biebs tweeted out a remix of Wayne’s oft-maligned hit single “How to Love” late last night, with an obligatory birthday greeting. Okay, hear us out: Even if you weren’t a fan of the slightly dull original, you might enjoy this cover. In fact, this cover might explain why many Wayne devotees weren’t particularly jazzed on the single. This is actually a Justin Bieber song! Granted, Biebs tries a lot harder in his version: We’re talking harmonies, a meandering guitar riff, and even a brief appearance by Shawty Mane (that would be Bieber’s rapping alter ego, though this breathy verse maybe only counts as half-rap). (New York Mag)
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