Under Drake's supervision, Taylor Swift is exploring a hip-hop sound for her next album.
Taylor Swift was recently spotted at Drake's 30th birthday party, and apparently they were behaving extra friendly toward one and other, causing dating rumors to go viral. Since, there hasn't been much evidence to support those rumors -- aside from a trollish Instagram post from Drizzy -- and it's likely there's too much pop stardom between them for a realistic relationship. However, there have been reports of them collaborating in the studio, and according to a new story published by The Sun, Drake has been helping Taylor embrace a hip-hop sound for her next album, which will be the follow-up to 2014's 1989.
"Drake has been her friend for a while and it seemed a no-brainer that she would spend time in the studio with him," said a source who's reportedly close to Taylor. The source claimed that Drake has helped produce a few songs for Taylor and has added his own vocals to at least one track. The music they've recorded thus far is apparently "a real mix of edgier hip-hop and R&B sounds."
The source explained that Taylor's willingness to go in the hip-hop direction is a result of the success of "Bad Blood" and its remix, which featured Kendrick Lamar. Taylor silenced the critics who thought she couldn't go from country to pop, so perhaps she'll do the same with her transition from pop to hip-hop. A hip-hop album from the pop darling would certainly cause some backlash, from her own fans and hip-hop heads alike. Would anyone purchase a T-Swift rap LP? If Drake's on it?