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Justin Bieber is neither African nor American, but he is going harder for social justice than many of his counterparts.
Following the uptick in social injustice and racial prejudice toward the black community for an alarming and lengthy period of time, artists and people in positions of power have been using their voice to condemn the inequality that is displayed on American soil daily. Many of our favorite celebrities have vowed to donate, speak out, and devise ways to be a part of the change. Justin Bieber is no different, and he is certainly one who has benefited tremendously from black culture.
Taking to Instagram this weekend to make a noble statement, the Canadian singer admitted that he intends to stand up for the culture that has given him so much. “I am inspired by black culture. I have benefited off of black culture,” Bieber’s post read. “My style, how I sing, dance, perform, and my fashion have all been influenced and inspired by black culture.”
Ever since he entered the business as a young teen, Justin Bieber’s style has always been symbolic of black culture. In his early days, the singer had the option of either Justin Timberlake or Usher for a mentor, and he went with the “Confessions” artist who undoubtedly influenced the course of his career. “I am committed to using my platform from this day forward to learn, to speak up about racial injustice and systematic oppression, and to identify ways to be a part of much needed change,” added Bieber.
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The “Intentions” singer has also been encouraging fans to vote in his place because of his immigration status. Justin has not given up his Canadian citizenship and, therefore, still can’t vote in the U.S. Last week the singer shared a post on Instagram, prompting voters in and around the DMV area to participate in the presidential primary. “I’m Canadian so I can’t vote you can vote for me,” Justin Bieber wrote. He also continues to champion justice for Breonna Taylor whose killers have still not even been addressed or taken into custody.
African Americans make up a large part of the music industry in America, which has noted an increase in demand for Hip-Hop/Rap and R&B music over the last few years compared to say Rock ‘n Roll, which has decreased. Kudos to Justin for recognizing that the culture he profits from so significantly is in need of his voice. We hope it will motivate other celebrities to join the fight, whether they are a part of the affected community or not.
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Justin Timberlake revealed the release date for his new album Man of the Woods.
The singer stunned fans earlier this week when he abruptly announced that he is dropping a new album on February 2nd. It’s been close to five years since the release of Timberlake’s last album, “The 20/20 Experience“, which was released in 2013. In March of last year, Timberlake tweeted “It’s on it’s way” and followed up in November to say the new album would be different.
Timberlake credits the new album to his family, “the album is inspired by my wife, son, family and more so than any other album that I have ever written, where I’m from and it is personal.” The pop icon who was born and raised in Tennessee has fans wondering if he has put a country twist to his new music.
On the way… https://t.co/FO8FYf2nS8
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) March 9, 2017
Justin Timberlake came on the music scene in 1995 as a member of the successful pop group NSYNC. He went solo in 2002 with his debut album “Justified” which landed him a Grammy Award. He sold more than seven million copies of that album worldwide. The singer continues his journey with his second album “FutureSex/LoveSounds” in 2006.
Timberlake is not only known for his melodious voice but has also proved himself to be a talented actor. He landed rolls in films such as: Alpha Dogs (2006), The Social Network (2010) and In time (2011).
For his new album, Timberlake is working with the likes of Timbaland, The Neptunes, Alicia Keys and Chris Stapleton.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) January 2, 2018
The legendary producer posted a video clip of himself inside his studio vibing the new song. Timbo x [Young Thug] coming soon,” he wrote. Timbaland is one of the most recognized figures in the producing game today and he has produced songs for some big name artists across many genres over the last two decades. He has worked with artists like JAY-Z, Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, the late Aaliyah and more.
With his headphone on you, Timbo gets into the zone while lip-syncing to some of Young Thug’s lyrics. The beat has Timbaland’s signature written all over it and Thugger came through to compliment it with his signature flow. Timbo has been known to mostly worked with the OG’s in rap, pop, and R&B, but now is he working with some newcomers like the Atlanta rapper. Aside from Young Thug, who is good hands, he recently produced a single title “With Vengeance” for Ski Mask The Slump God featuring Offset. This is not the first time that Timbaland and Young Thug are working together, the two recently teamed up for a track, “Didn’t Do It”, off the producer’s King Stays King mixtape.
By the way, we are still waiting for that long awaited beat battle between Timbaland and Swizz Beatz. The two iconic producers have been teasing what they called a beat battle on Instagram, but so far nothing concrete on if it will really happen.