February's announcement of a collaboration between Justin Bieber and Jay Electronica was met with initial skepticism. Ever the elusive figure in rap, Jay Electronica is widely known as one of the top lyricists while seldom putting out projects. While he rarely drops new music or collaborates with other artists, the choice to hop on a Poo Bear track with Justin Bieber, while questionable at first, ended up being the collaboration that none of us knew we wanted.
Bugatti Biebs has become one of the biggest pop stars of all time, inserting himself as one of the industry's heavy hitters while Jay Elec has been holding it down for a minute. Their track on Poo Bear's upcoming album Poo Bear Presents....Bearthday Music is titled "Hard 2 Face Reality," meshing both talents together to create an unlikely pairing that sounds great together. The track details the struggles in a romantic relationship, touching on how difficult it can be to stay away from your significant other on a long-distance basis. Jay Electronica keeps things real in his verse, as he always does, gracing the mic with lyrical magic that only he is capable of.
Listen to Poo Bear's "Hard 2 Face Reality" and let us know what you think.
Love and death are quite similar
How they come and go like cat burglars
Reality is kind of hard to face
Like actual facts and flat-earthers
Rain's a requirement for flowers to grow
And pain's a requirement for power to grow