Asher Roth, Mac Miller and 2 Chainz remixed Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” and obviously it’s dope.
The original version of Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” is basically the apotheosis of perfection, so when we heard it was getting yet another remix, we were a little worried. Luckily we were full-on obsessed with the Ying Yang Twins’ version of JB’s original masterpiece and we have the same feelings toward the new “Boyfriend” remix, which features 2 Chainz, Mac Miller and Asher Roth.
Listen to Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” remixed by Asher Roth, Mac Miller and 2 Chainz after the jump.
The “Boyfriend” remix offers equal rhyming opportunity to all three rappers, each of whom claim their own verse. Justin’s lush vocals aren’t touched (thank God!) and pop up in between each of the MC’s breakdowns. While all three of these dudes have a slick flow, we’re kind of partial to Asher’s verse since he raps about our favorite thing in the universe: JELENA, also known as the adorable romance going down hard between Justin and his steady girl, Selena Gomez: “We could be like Selena and Biebs/Wild and free, a couple disobedient teens/Sneaking out to meet around like 2 o’ clock in the eve/Paparazzi in the bar and we just hot in the beach.” Mac Miller leans into a laid-back, sunglasses-on verse, while 2 Chainz’s drawn-out Southern drawl adds a level of hip-hop authenticity to the track. YEP. This is unequivocally the best “Boyfriend” remix on the block. Time to listen to it 10,000 times/pretend I’m Selena sneaking out to have some “fondue” or whatever on the beach.
Justin Bieber’s Believe album drops June 19, and he’ll be heading out on a 45-city tour in September.