Switch-Up! The 5 Best Inter-Genre Mash-ups

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011

Taylor Swift hasn’t been an artist to shy away from the realm of hip-hop. If attending one of the country songstress’ concerts, you can catch her wowing the crowd with her rendition of popular hip-hop songs. While touring for her American Speak Now tour, the country singing darling has managed to bring out T.I., Usher and B.o.B. for renditions of “Live Your Life,” “Yeah” and “Airplanes, respectively. Although she keeps surprising the public with these impromptu performances, she has yet to be featured on a hip-hop record, something she’s wanted to do since her rise to fame.

For the urban music listener who enjoys dabbling into alternative genres, watching two of your favorite artists’ collaborate on a single track can be a very powerful experience. Before the emergence of the GLEEk, Run-DMC and Aerosmith were instructing you to “Walk This Way” and a couple of years later, Linkin Park and Jay-Z made you feel “Numb.” Though hip-hop diva in training Taylor Swift continues to surprise us, there are an extensive amount of collaborations out there.

Click next to view our top 5 picks and comment to tell us your favorite!

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