Justin Bieber, noted pop star and standard bearer of Canadian exceptionalism, was arrested early this morning in Miami for drag racing his rented yellow Lamborghini (classy), while intoxicated (smart), in a residential neighborhood of Miami Beach (responsible), with an expired driver’s license (really?). Oh, also, resisting arrest.
Furthermore, he had two SUVs blocking off traffic on side streets so that the race could take place. Bieber was apparently racing an associate who was driving a Ferrari. Also while intoxicated.
And finally, it’s coming to light that the singer’s entourage had a police escort, prior to this incident, as he traveled from strip club to strip club. This is also being investigated, with city officials saying this was not approved and would be considered highly unorthodox.
I’m sure we can expect prosecution to the fullest extent of the law. When he gets off with probation, we can be secure in the knowledge that that is exactly the same punishment any of us would receive for racing a sports car while drunk and high in someone’s neighborhood without a driver’s license before fighting with the police.
Here’s a combination you might not expect: Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne. Released as part of Bieber’s Journals collection this past Monday, the singer revealed the R&B laced track, “Backpack,” with guest vocals from Lil Wayne. It’s weird and seemingly about aliens, yet it has that classic Bieber vibe that Beliebers go mental over. Also appearing on Journals are tracks featuring Future and Big Sean. Check out the track below. (more…)
We do a lot to promote up and coming talent here on OurStage, but sometime we feel it’s also important to comment on the artists who are dominating radio waves worldwide. In that arena of entertainment, few names are more notable than the canadian crooner known as Justin Bieber, and this morning the twenty-year-old superstar released a brand new single for fans to enjoy.
Marking the fourth week of his #MusicMondays series, Bieber took to the Internet overnight to release a new single titled “Recovery.” The song continues Bieber’s recent streak of R&B-inspired songs with a minimal, bass-and-acoustic heavy track dealing with the tough topic of lovers torn asunder. You can stream the song at the end of this post.
It may not be a popular opinion, but I think Bieber is starting to revive an area of pop music has been on the downslide in recent years. He may not be the singer you thought would bring R&B back to radio, but if he’s willing to carry the torch and deliver songs that are swag-free, I say more power to him. Do you agree? Comment below and let us know your thoughts.
After teasing a big single release the majority of 2013 up to this point, Justin Bieber finally blessed the Internet with his new song, “Heartbreaker,” early this morning. The track is the first to surface from Bieber since his 2012 studio album, and in keeping with his desire to constantly reinvent his sound, the track showcases a side of the young Canadian rarely heard up to this point. You can stream the single at the end of this post.
So, what has changed in the world of Justin Bieber since he was singing about all he’d do for you as long as you love him? First and foremost, his influences. Bieber has become more and more immersed in the urban community over the last year, and “Heartbreaker” is drenched in RnB sensibilities from the late ’90s. Secondly, his lyrical approach continues to evolve as he grows up. The cockiness of “Boyfriend” is still there, but he’s addressing women now, rather than “girls,” and it gives the whole affair a decidedly more mature tone.
Bieber has yet to reveal or even mention plans to release a new album, but we believe the release of “Heartbreaker” is the beginning of a bigger promotional push that will be revealed as the fall carries on. For now, comment below and let us know your thoughts on Justin’s latest. (more…)
The first new material to surface directly from Bieber in months, “Wait For A Minute” is essentially a club song with minimalist production. The teen sensation croons about his love, the club, and setting the mood right while Young Money member Tyga adds a verse about his worth to breathe a shot of energy into an otherwise subdued jam. You can stream the track at the end of this post.
“Wait For A Minute” is the kind of song you check out because of the names and repeat because of the production. While Bieber’s efforts to evolve are admirable, there is little worth remembering about his new material. The deep bass and synth that drives the melody, however, is bound to inspire countless remixes and freestyles in the months ahead. Comment below and let us know your thoughts. (more…)