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Musical genius Stevie Wonder has maintained his relevancy for 50 years, and will make two more attempts at greatness in 2014 according to Huffington Post. But here’s the kicker: fans can expect some Hip-Hop influence on the albums.

When the World Began, a collaboration with producer David Foster, and Ten Billion Hearts are, as said by Mr. Wonder himself, a product of “my children, family, change, growth, heartbreaks.” Considering that the singer-songwriter’s cannon is comprised of music that directly correlates with his personal life, his recent divorce will provide the basis of listenable album.

“I listen a lot to rap, and I’m inspired to take it, to use it in another way, to get the message across,” Wonder revealed.

Huff Post reports via Rolling Stone that When the World Began will be a compilation of classic songs by the Motown legend that have been reworked by a live symphony orchestra. That said, Ten Billion Hearts will likely be the LP that features new material and dons aspects of the rap sound.

How do you think Stevie Wonder will reinterpret Hip-Hop on his project?

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