Twitter is an amazing thing. Kanye West only joined the microblogging service a few weeks ago, but he’s already figured out a way to use it for maximum brain-melting potential. For example: over just a few days, Kanye has taken a perfectly ridiculous half-baked idea– doing a song with mop-topped teen idol Justin Bieber and Wu-Tang mic slayer Raekwon— and turned it into a reality. Apparently, at the moment,Kanye and Raekwon are actually at work on a remix of Bieber’s “Runaway Love”.
The whole thing started over the weekend, as Kanye Tweeted about the music he’s been listening to lately: La Roux, Matt and Kim, Aaron Neville, and “Runaway Love” on serious repeat. Then Bieber responded: “it’s not a so what moment for me. I’m 16 and a fan. I’m kinda hyped u are listening to my stuff. Thank u.” That’s whenKanye made the big proposal: “An I’m honored that you like my Music @JustinBieber!!! You gotta hear the album. Maybe we can do something together. Me, You and Raekwon”.
Bieber was enthusiastic: “me, u, and the chef 2gether on a song = EPIC. haha. might sound crazy 2 u but even having this convo is living the dream.” I’m kind of impressed that he knew to refer to Rae as “the chef.”
The whole thing seemed pretty far-fetched, but then XXL talked to Rae, who confirmed that the song is actually happening: “It’s definitely gonna happen…Yeezy called me and we gon’ make it pop… And we gon’ make a hit. Justin got his own fan base, and me and Yeezy got our own fan base, and we gon’ make it happen. We gon’ make a good record.”
Last night, Kanye and Raekwon hit the studio together, according to their Twitters. This morning, Kanye Tweeted that he’d finished remixing his BNM’ed track “Power”, and added this: “Finishing @JustinBieber Runaway Love remix too… don’t know when they gonna drop it but Raekwon’s verse is crazy!!!” So, uh, this really exists. Wow.
According to Kanye, the “Power” remix will be out tonight. We don’t know who will end up on the final version of the remix, but he’s Tweeted about working on the track with Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, and… Kobe Bryant. He even posted this picture as proof. God only knows what Kobe will do on the track, but it’s been too long since we’ve heard Kobe rap.
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