Riff Raff gave the internet a shot in the arm last night when he previewed his new Justin Bieber collab, which will appear on Riff’s upcoming sophomore album, Peach Panther.
JODY shared the as-yet-unknown-titled hip-hop track to his Instagram account, captioning it, “RiFF RAFF x @JustinBieber ON THE WAY.”
HotNewHipHop reports a source confirmed the track is earmarked for Riff’s upcoming album and will also feature Rich The Kid as well as the Biebs. It was produced by Diplo and Boaz van de Beatz. Riff is signed to Diplo’s label, Mad Decent.
Back in June, the Neon Icon rapper told TMZ that he had some big name collaborations in the pipleline for his new record.
“I’ve been working on that big album, Peach Panther,” Riff revealed. “Drake might come through, [Lil] Wayne, Weezy. And I already got [Justin] Bieber on the album.”
Rewind further back to August, 2014, Riff Raff promoted a track which promised Drake and Justin Bieber would feature, with beats by Alchemist.
— JODY HiGHROLLER (@JODYHiGHROLLER) September 1, 2014
A month later, Jody released “Blue Jays” with Action Bronson over an Alchemist beat, but Drizzy and Justin were nowhere to be heard.
Similarly, just two months before, when he released Neon Icon, many had expected Drake and other names to be on the album after teases by Riff Raff. In the end, it featured Paul Wall, Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, and Slim Thug.
This time, the major team-ups appear to be happening. Riff Raff teased “Spazz Out” with Travis Barker and a new Danny Brown take on the Neon Icon cut, “Wetter Than Tsunami.” There is talk of Drake appearing on Peach Panther. And, of course, we know now the one and only Justin Bieber is in the squad.
Meanwhile, the Biebs continues to countdown to his new comeback single “What Do You Mean,” assisted by the most diverse roll call of celebrities we’ve seen pop up anywhere, least of all Bieber’s social media accounts. Stars who have rocked up so far include Ellen DeGeneres, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Travi$ Scott, Hailee Steinfield, Alanis Morissette, Ed Sheeran, Usher, Mariah Carey, Ruby Rose, Hilary Duff, Martin Garrix, and many more.
— billboard (@billboard) August 21, 2015
In the meantime, let us know what you all think of Riff Raff and Bieber’s rap rendezvous in comments below. We love it!
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