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Save Us! Taylor Swift Is Ready To Gentrify Hip-Hop And R&B

Is this what Drake's been up to with her?

In more news belonging to the hellfire of 2016, the secret behind Taylor Swift and Drake's recent collaboration may be worse than we thought. While some have speculated the two may be sparking into love interests, others close to them have insisted it's business and friendship, only. 

Well, since they're musicians, you can imagine the music is the business. But no one was expecting this.

According to The Sun, sources close to Swift have revealed that they're not making just any old pop music that Swift is known for. Supposedly, Swift is ready to experiment and cross over into "urban radio." For those unfamiliar, we're talking about hip-hop and r&b.

"The remix of her song 'Bad Blood' had a less pop vibe — especially once Kendrick Lamar featured on it — and was a big hit, so she thinks her fans will like her going in this direction," the source said. “Drake has been her friend for a while and it seemed a no-brainer that she would spend time in the studio with him."

“As well as writing with Taylor, he’s producing a few tracks and even lent his vocals to one song... It’s a real mix of edgier hip-hop and r&b sounds.”

And apparently, the music is bringing them closer.

“They share a real connection over their love of music and studio time and get on very well. Taylor met his parents at a recent birthday party and invited him to drop in any time he’s in her neck of the woods to meet her folks. In turn, he’s told her to party with him at New Year in Las Vegas.”

That's cute and all, but forget the thriving friendship, let's get back to the music! If Drake has a hand in crossing Taylor Swift over from pop to hip-hop, I'm not sure how much more of 2016 I can take. Just, no! No one needs that. Thank you very much.

I am curious to see what a collabo between the two could sound like, though. That's about it!

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