Okay, so this is just crazy dope. For his official remix of new single “Boyfriend”, Justin Bieber enlisted the help of buddies 2 Chainz, Mac Miller, and Schoolboy labelmate Asher Roth. Still don’t believe me? Check out the all-star cast rap all over Bieber’s airy beat for yourself below. Oh and if you weren’t already familiar, the keys and production were contributed by none other than Mike Posner.
Bieber’s new album Believe, which will be his third studio album, hits stores on June 19th through Island Records. Aside from this official remix, “Boyfriend” was also remixed by the Ying Yang Twins, who contributed two new verses on the song for Bieber. You can listen to that here.
Just in time for the summer season, Asher Roth released a brand new song titled “Outside”, an ode to the warmth and greatness of the world that isn’t online and in front of a computer. The song features a highly-appropriate sample of Cults‘s “Go Outside” on the chorus and fresh lines from the former “I Love College” rapper. Instant addition to your summer playlist right here. Asher’s Def Jam debut Is This Too Orange? is currently on the way and there’s currently no word whether or not “Outside” will appear on it.
Hassani Kwess, who made his impressive debut alonsgide Asher Roth and Kenny Keys on the latter’s mixtape title track “Pabst & Jazz”, is currently gearing up for a project of his own, the upcoming Ruthless EP. The record’s new leak, “Still Thelonious”, is produced by Keys and features smooth, conscious rhymes from the talented young artist. The entire Ruthless EP will be released on March 10.
It’s really quite unfortunate that Asher Roth blew up with “I Love College”, a song that really doesn’t fit in with the rest of his repertoire. Asher is incredibly lyrical, he’s proven that he can be inspirational with songs like “G.R.I.N.D.”, and now he’s even signed to one of the legendary hip-hop labels: Def Jam. Still, people associate his name with “I Love College”. Ouch.
Anyway, Asher released the title track from his upcoming Pabst & Jazz mixtape, a smooth, jazzy cut with production from Chicago’s Blended Babies, a killer verse by Hassani Kwess, and keyboard work from Kenny Keys.
I completely slept on Gilbere Forte. I admit: it took an appearance on a BET Cyper and The Hundreds presenting his newest mixtape/EP for me to listen to him. But now that I’ve listened to Some Dreams Never Sleep, I can’t stop; this Philadelphia MC is on point. I mean, look at the star-studded cast he managed to pull together for the 11-track project: Big K.R.I.T., Jim Jones, Pusha T, Asher Roth, Casey Veggies, and more.
Gilbere easily goes toe-to-toe with each of these rappers, spitting memorable verse after memorable verse. He’s young, he has a message, and he’s ready to shine. You can download three choice cuts below and if you like what you hear, the full EP is available for free after the break.