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Great Job, Internet!: Drake and Sufjan Stevens flow together surprisingly well

You wouldn’t expect Canadian rapper Drake and soulful folk songwriter Sufjan Stevens to have much in common. Drake’s all boisterousness and emphasis, while Stevens’ best works are moody, somber, reserved. But it’s clear that the folk singer admires the Views rapper’s work; he’s covered “Hotline Bling” more than once in concert, clearly enjoying the hell out of its smooth jams.

Meanwhile, on the internet, the two are virtual best buds, thanks to the work of fan-fiction author “Riveyoncé Cuoknowles,” whose When Sufjan Met Drake chronicles a made-up friendship between the two artists. Now, Cuoknowles has deepened the fictitious relationship, releasing Six Swans, a crowdsourced album mashing up the two men’s work.

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