And with Justin Bieber’s video debut on 106 & Park yesterday, the 15-year-old with a following that would make most vets jealous is now one step closer to joining the completely fictional “in-crowd” headlined by Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke. A few months ago I spoke on Bieber and how he seemed primed and ready to become the next pop sensation. Fast forward a few months and the understudy of Usher and Scooter Braun (and Diddy) is well on his way. He’s been on Ellen. He’s been on The Today Show. He’s been on MTV. He’s been on Wendy Williams. And if you’re looking for credibility, he obviously reflects TSS’s sentiments on Rihanna. Lil’ homie even managed to get a kiss out the deal.
It is ironic how a few days after my initial post on the kid, one of my best friends found out he would be Bieber’s official DJ. I’m not sayin’. I’m just sayin’. Obviously, I’m not in the guy’s target demographic and I’d be lying if I said I listened to his music everyday because I don’t. His acoustic music, however, is rather dope. Maybe it’s the fact that I think the majority of acoustic music is hot, but it’s here where I can see the talent A&R’s are going crazy for in board rooms across the country. Hell, John Mayer has already dubbed the kid as a personal favorite of his, so maybe they could do some acoustic work together.
At the very least, I can say TSS co-signed a pop star before he became a mainstream poster boy. If he ever shouts out The Smoking Section in an interview, best believe we’re doing a million hits in a day. That’s right bitches. Gettin’ those pop hits while forever staying true to the code.