Is there a better birthday gift in this world than Justin Bieber remixing one of your songs? The pop star helped Lil Wayne ring in his 29th birthday by stripping down the rapper's "Carter IV" hit, "How To Love," which he posted on his Twitter Wednesday morning (Sept. 28).
"Trying to sleep. until then happy birthday @LilTunechi - #remix," Bieber posted. The remix swaps Weezy's Auto-Tuned crooning for Bieber's layered vocals while keeping the original's musical blueprint; listen at 2:38, when the teen star delivers a soul-baring verse over gentle acoustic strumming.
Last month, Bieber toasted another Young Money star's somber work by remixing Drake's "Trust Issues." Over the past three months, Bieber has also hit the studio with R&B artists like Chris Brown and Boyz II Men, who recorded a song with Bieber for his upcoming Christmas album, as well as landed in the top spot of Billboard's 21 Under 21 list after holding the runner-up spot in 2010.
Meanwhile, Lil Wayne's "How To Love" has peaked at No. 5 on the Hot 100 and sold 1.9 million digital copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The single helped Weezy's "Tha Carter IV" debut with 964,000 copies sold in its first week earlier this month.
Bieber's "How To Love" cover takes on Lil Wayne's track from a different perspective, but does it surpass Weezy's original? Check out the music video of Lil Wayne's "Love" and vote for your favorite version of the song.