Harlem diddy-bop meets Canadian kiddie pop, as Vado seeks "Shawty Maine" for an official remix.
Pop singer Justin Bieber made his way into Hip Hop courtesy of a “Baby” remix with Ludacris as well as a “Runaway Love” remix with Raekwon and Kanye West. Bieber has since logged studio time with Dr. Dre and been endorsed by the likes of Snoop Dogg and Drake. And now, UN member and Dipset affiliate Vado would like to use the 16-year-old crooner to boost his mainstream profile. A video of Bieber rhyming over Vado and Cam’ron’s “Speaking in Tungs” has Vado eyeing an official collaboration.
“We need to keep his verse for the remix!” Vado told the New York Daily News. “We might finish the remix this weekend, and let Justin go first. I’m definitely going to contact him.”
Vado hasn’t ruled out returning the favor by unofficially remixing one of Bieber’s tracks—so far Bieber has three singles within the top 20 of Billboard’s Hot 100 this year. Bieber’s “Speaking in Tungs” viral video has amassed over 300,000 views since being posted on Twitter yesterday.
“I was shocked!” Vado added. “He killed it! He sounded like [Notorious] B.I.G. When I seen it on Twitter, I didn't believe it.”