Justin Bieber & Kid Cudi in the studio

Some news that may have escaped you over the weekend is a new studio session by Justin Bieber. He’s not done after the new release of Journals, as Bieber Instagramed this photo of the moonman Kid Cudi flicking us off. Hmm, this collab should have contrasting sounds, and is one that is none too surprising to see for those that have this throwback photo engrained somewhere in their memory.

From 2011: Jay Z, Rashida Jones, Kanye West, Tyler The Creator, Aziz Ansari, Justin Bieber, & Kid Cudi
From 2011: Jay Z, Rashida Jones, Kanye West, Tyler The Creator, Aziz Ansari, Justin Bieber, & Kid Cudi

Kanye West & Tyga in the studio

Tyga dropped this photo via his Instagram as it looks like he’s cookin’ up a track with Kanye West (and in the process, showing off the fruits of his girl’s friendship with ‘Ye’s girl).

Unrelated: who else is a Kim Kardashian BFF and would she like to be my girlfriend?

Usher hints at new music in 2014

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You guys have probably been following me on Instagram so you see my Afro and my six-pack. So I’m getting out of Sugar Ray Leonard mode and into Usher Ray mode.

– Usher

Usher talked with MTV (alongside Scooter Braun) at the premiere of Justin Bieber’s new Believe documentary this weekend and hinted at some new music for the top of 2014. He’s been filming his role as Sugar Ray Leonard lately, but sounds like he’s been making time for the studio. Hopefully we get a nice mix of club hits and lyrically unique slow jams (mainly the latter though).