17 Truly Weird Musical Collaborations That Actually Worked
Justin Bieber & Nas
Justin Bieber was discovered by Usher, but that hasn’t given the once and future wunderkind any rap cred. Purpose, the artist’s fourth and best full-length release, saw the Biebs finally leaning into the R&B style his musical Gandolf seems to have seen as his destiny from the beginning. This isn’t Nas‘s best verse, obviously — it seems like this relationship might have benefitted Justin a bit more than his Def Jam labelmate, but “We Are” is an underrated bop that contributed to Justin’s constant campaign for rap relevance.
Listen to “We Are” on Spotify.