Earlier this year there were reports of Kanye West producing a few tracks on Justin Bieber’s new album, inspired by the artists’ collaboration on the Raekwon remix to Bieb’s My World 2.0 track “Runaway Love” (which came into existence from a few harmless, complimentary tweets). Looks like this is really happening! And, even better/weirder, Drake’s on board, too.
The 17-year-old pop phenom recently told Capital FM’s Rich Clarke of his new album, Believe: ”I’m working with a lot of cool people. I’m working with Kanye. Drake is going to work on the album with me.”
He continued: “I just learned about picking the right songs and making sure that I create a sound that people aren’t really used to hearing so that it’s new and fun and people enjoy it.”
Bieber did not specify if Drake and Kanye were producing songs, adding a guest verse on a track, or both.
Believe is expected in early 2012, about the same time Bieber’s street cred gets a major boost.
[Via Capital FM]