Drake working with Florence Welch and The xx's Jamie Smith

Canadian rapper getting involved in the studio with the Brits

Drake working with Florence Welch and The xx's Jamie Smith

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Drake has been working on new material with Florence And The Machine's Florence Welch and The xx's Jamie Smith.

Smith told NME that he and the rapper were working on material for Drake's second album, while Drake looks set for a guest rap on Welch's next effort.

Smith said: "He’s a fan of The xx and my remixes and stuff and I sent him some beats. We’re just going to do some stuff for the next album."

Drake, meanwhile, told BBC Newsbeat of the collaboration: "We're working on 'Take Care' [the rapper's second album] together. Jamie is probably one of the most exciting producers I've ever heard."

He said his hook-up with Welch, who he met at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles and who joined him onstage recently in London: "We listened to all her new music and I picked which song I really want to get on."

No release plans for the new material with the two British musicians have been announced yet.

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