Twitter is an amazing thing. Kanye West only joined the microblogging service a few weeks ago, but he's already figured out a way to use it for maximum brain-melting potential. For example: over just a few days, Kanye has taken a perfectly ridiculous half-baked idea-- doing a song with mop-topped teen idol Justin Bieber and Wu-Tang mic slayer Raekwon-- and turned it into a reality. Apparently, at the moment, Kanye and Raekwon are actually at work on a remix of Bieber's "Runaway Love".
The whole thing started over the weekend, as Kanye Tweeted about the music he's been listening to lately: La Roux, Matt and Kim, Aaron Neville, and "Runaway Love" on serious repeat. Then Bieber responded: "it's not a so what moment for me. I'm 16 and a fan. I'm kinda hyped u are listening to my stuff. Thank u." That's when Kanye made the big proposal: "An I'm honored that you like my Music @JustinBieber!!! You gotta hear the album. Maybe we can do something together. Me, You and Raekwon".
Bieber was enthusiastic: "me, u, and the chef 2gether on a song = EPIC. haha. might sound crazy 2 u but even having this convo is living the dream." I'm kind of impressed that he knew to refer to Rae as "the chef."
The whole thing seemed pretty far-fetched, but then XXL talked to Rae, who confirmed that the song is actually happening: "It's definitely gonna happen... Yeezy called me and we gon' make it pop... And we gon' make a hit. Justin got his own fan base, and me and Yeezy got our own fan base, and we gon' make it happen. We gon' make a good record."
Last night, Kanye and Raekwon hit the studio together, according to their Twitters. This morning, Kanye Tweeted that he'd finished remixing his BNM'ed track "Power", and added this: "Finishing @JustinBieber Runaway Love remix too... don't know when they gonna drop it but Raekwon's verse is crazy!!!" So, uh, this really exists. Wow.