By Rob Markman
Justin Bieber’s rapper swag is on the rise. Not only has the 18-year old pop singer grown comfortable spitting bars; as his career progresses he is logging in more and more rap collaborations. His upcoming Believer LP features Ludacris, Drake, Big Sean and Nicki Minaj, and on his “Boyfriend” remix, which he released today, the Biebs partnered with 2 Chainz, Mac Miller and Asher Roth.
The overall feel of the Mike Posner and Mason Levy-produced track remains unchanged. 2 Chainz sets things off with a clean verse and his usual charismatic bars. “Nine times outta 10, you’re a 10/ If ya schedule open I’ll pencil ya in,” Tit spits to set the tone.
MTV News caught up with 2 Chainz during his May 20 Atlanta stop on Drake’s Club Paradise Tour and the Codeine Cowboy assured us that he wouldn’t compromise himself, just to fit into Justin’s pop world. “I’m able to express myself in different ways, so I enjoy doin’ different records like that and not just hip-hop records, so it’s cool,” he said.
Mac Miller is up second ready to shower the object of his affection with lavish gifts. “You could be my queen, couple thousand on the jeans/ ‘Cause I’m down to do some spendin’ on the woman of my dreams,” he raps in a smokey voice.
Asher wraps things up with a tongue twisting 16. For his bars, Roth playful pokes into JB’s private life rhyming: “And we can be like Selena and Beibs/ Wild and free, a couple disobedient teens/Sneaking out to meet like two ‘o’ clock in the eve/ Paparazzi ain’t a problem, we just hide on the beach.”
The “Boyfriend” remix features an unpredictable yet powerful rap line-up for Bieber, only extending the young phenom’s reach further into the rap world. Oh yeah, it’s a pretty damn good look for 2 Chainz, Mac and Asher as well.
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