Drake premiered his official Justin Bieber-featuring “One Dance” remix during his OVO Sound Radio show on Beats 1 on Saturday. And it was well worth the wait.
During the show, the Toronto-born rapper also premiered his new Gucci Mane collaboration “Back on Road,” in an episode celebrating Mane’s recent release from prison. Drizzy also played new jam, “4PM in Calabasas,” in addition to the much-anticipated “One Dance” remix featuring Justin Bieber.
— billboard (@billboard) June 5, 2016
Based on tweets posted by Beliebers and Drake disciples before and after the drop, there’s a huge swell of music lovers waiting for the longtime pals to team-up again. Up until tonight, those listeners had to make do with brief snippets recorded by partygoers when the song was played during a club night in Monaco, attended by the Biebs on the eve of Monaco Grand Prix a week ago.
On Friday, Bieber teased the remix’s premiere by tweeting an image of the Canadian flag, captioned, “Tomorrow” alongside the OVO Sound hashtag.
Earlier on Saturday, both Canadian superstars teased the radio show on Instagram with a picture backdrop of the younger’s artist’s pool at his Los Angeles lakeside home.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 3, 2016
Bieber adds his flavor to the Views cut with a beautifully sung, new first verse atop the song’s original dancehall beat, notably switching out the Hennessey in Drake’s original chorus for 1942 tequila, before the Kyla sample and Drizzy follow on.
“You give the baddest one in here a run for their money / And when the song comes on, you know,” the Biebs’ velvet voice croons.
At another point, he admits “You know, I like that you’re wild / So make your way over here right now / we only get a little while / Just thinking out loud / Celebrate life with me babe don’t be in a rush to go now.”
It’s a no brainer that Justin Bieber and Drake are together on a remix of a track that is currently atop Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for the second non-consecutive week. The track is likely to seal the rapper’s bid for the song of the summer — although it has to be said the MC might already have that with the original “One Dance” featuring Kyla and WizKid.
Bieber and Drizzy’s “One Dance” remix isn’t the first time the Canuck pals have teamed up in music. Rewinding it back to 2010, Drake made a cameo in the Bieb’s video for his signature hit, “Baby.” The pair also collaborated on “Right Here” on the younger star’s 2012 Believe album.
Justin also put his spin on Drake’s “Hotline Bling” back in October. The duo’s most recent hang-out saw the Biebs surprise the MC at his Toronto album release party in April.
In other Justin Bieber news, this time of a non-musical kind, the “Sorry” singer has raided the peroxide jar again, and gone back to bleached blonde.
First impressions? It’s a strong look for the Biebs. At the moment, the pop star’s buzzcut is bright blonde with a capital B, but that will fade with time. Think Eminem’s “Slim Shady” era.
Bieber let fans know he had dyed his hair once again yesterday, also informing them that they could download his newly-released Justmoji app to get a first sneak peek at his new ‘do.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 4, 2016
Update: he wasn’t joking. pic.twitter.com/hJ1j7lUVA0
— Kennedy (@badlandbieber) June 4, 2016
The singer subsequently shared photos revealing his return to blonde on Instagram. Bieber is well known for changing up his hair styles, so it’s no surprise that he’s rocking a new look so soon after his shock buzzcut.
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