Zayn Malik in the studio ‘rapping with Naughty Boy’
The One Direction star is said to be throwing down some tight rhymes with chart-topping mate Naughty Boy in preparation for the group’s forthcoming album.
According to UK’s The Sun, Zayn has been hitting the studio hard in the hopes of adding some hip-hop flare to the album, however according to a source, Zayn’s raps are “a massive leap away from [One Direction’s] pop sound.”
While the new rap tracks might not make the official cut, Zayn’s rap style and talent is definitely getting noticed.
"Zayn has loved getting creative and is fast gaining confidence to try out new things musically. He even plucked up the courage to try to give rapping a shot. Everyone has been impressed with the results,” an insider revealed.
"He's rapped about what he feels comfortable about, like his life growing up and his relationship with Perrie Edwards from Little Mix. The results sound very similar to Drake."
Naughty Boy (real name Shahid Khan) is the man behind the number one track ‘La La La.’
The rest of the 1D boys will be joining Zayn and Naughty Boy in the studio at a later stage to work on writing some new tracks.