“It’s definitely gonna happen… When you got these kinda talents merging together to do something exciting, I think it’s something that’s gonna make the fans check it out. I’m big fans of both of these guys. I think, at the end of the day, shorty is a sensation. And [for him] to acknowledge me it makes me feel good that the young generation is checkin’ me out like that. And at the same time it gives me a position to play a big brother in the game. He wants my assistance or whatever, he can get it. I respect him, I like his style.”
— Raekwon tells XXL (via MTV) that the rumored collaboration between Kanye West and Justin Bieber is becoming increasingly possible. In fact, he went on to note that West has already asked him to produce the song: “Yeezy called me and we gon’ make it pop… And we gon’ make a hit… Justin got his own fanbase and me and Yeezy got our own fanbase and we gon’ make it happen. We gon’ make a good record.” Update: It actually really happened.
News of a possible collaboration began over the weekend after West tweeted Bieber. “Your album good @Justinbieber Playing it at my crib now,” Kanye wrote. “Yo this ‘Runaway Love’ is the truth!!! on my 17th listen 2day!!! Every time I get to that song I got go in 4 times!! OK OK OK…I just started dancing to this joint in my crib and clapping to it way to loud to be inside hahaha.”
After Bieber responded to West with equal enthusiasm, the Chicago rapper proposed that the two hit the studio with Raekwon.
We’ll post more information as it becomes available. In the meantime, excuse me while I go slam my head against a concrete wall.