Drake, Justin Bieber, T.I., Taylor Swift: When Hip-Hop Meets Pop

Hip-hop has come a long way since Jimmy Iovine first begged a skeptical Jann Wenner to put Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre on the cover of Rolling Stone back in 1993. The music has surpassed boundaries to become a global culture that now spawns collaborations across genre lines, especially and increasingly within the world of pop. This year alone we’ve seen rapper Tyler, The Creator profess his love for Justin Bieber, while the Biebs has reciprocated the hip-hop love, most recently by enlisting Kanye West and Drake to work on his upcoming album BelieveRead more…