I’m not a fan of Justin Bieber, but I guess that’s because I’m not a 16 year old girl. However, I am a HUGE fan on El-P. El-P was a member of the amazing rap group Company Flow back in the day, he was founder of the incredibly important, but now defunct, indie rap label Def Jux, and is currently a dope producer and rapper. In many ways I wish I was El-P. This track is completely amazing and I have had it on repeat for a while now. There is a story behind why this song happened but I’ll just quote XLR8R magazine.
“Over the past week, we’ve been going back and forth with Definitive Jux label head and NY indie-rap icon El-P on Twitter about jokingly doing us a remix of Justin Bieber if we could find him an acappella. Well, guess what? We came through with the vocals, and El-P came through with a dope-ass opus—a remix of tween heartthrob The Bieb’s “Baby.” Mixing in a heavy dose of the Paul McCartney and Wings’ classic “Live and Let Die,” amongst other things, the results are pretty far from Bieber’s wholesome original.”