One Direction's Liam Payne Hits Studio With Juicy J, TM 88

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Liam Payne performs with One Direction at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles in 2013.

One Direction member Liam Payne was in the studio over the weekend presumably working on new material for himself as a solo artist -- and it may sound much different from his 1D stuff. 

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Payne was seen in the studio with Juicy J and producer TM 88 of 808 Mafia, recording a few things and trying different beats out . Early in 2015, Juicy J had Instagrammed a photo with Payne with the caption, "We working!" According to TMZ, in the new session Payne’s not only been singing but rapping as well. 

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A source close to the situation told Billboard that the recording session did take place, and they recorded a bunch of things over a variety of different beats, with Payne using a rapping/singing style. The same source also shared that there were no discussed plans to release anything in the near future. 

Just going to have to wait to hear what Liam has in store for 2016. 


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