'Hit'-Bound: Britney Enlists New Producer

Ms. Spears is getting some help from Kanye West pal Hit Boy.

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Britney Spears is relying on a little help from her friends. Namely, one called Hit Boy.

The singer is bringing the producer on board for her new album, and he's promising to add a little hip-hop swagger to her pop mix.

"I'm bringing my world to her world, so I'm infusing what I do in hip-hop and bringing pop elements to it," Hit Boy told MTV News. "So it's just going to be a global sound."

And Hit Boy is excited to prove himself on Britney's album and show the world that he's got the pop chops to hack it with the star. While most of his high-profile collaborations have been providing beats in the urban music scene, namely on Kanye West and Jay-Z's Grammy-nominated "N*ggas in Paris," he's eager to show a softer side on Britney's tracks.

"I mean Britney, I mean she's amazing. She's been around for years and she's gonna to continue to do her thing," Hit Boy said. "I wanted to just show people that I'm not just a hip-hop producer, that I'm not just an urban world [and] that I'm just a music maker in general.

Britney had already called on powerhouse producer and and frequent-collaborator will.i.am to help on some tracks, which makes this album sure to be a chart-topper.

It will be the pop princess's first album since 2011's Femme Fatale, as she's been busy making a name for herself on TV as a judge on a little show called The X Factor. But she's left the show to pursue her music again full-time -- and you know what that means: A Britney tour! How can we possibly wait?

Are you excited for Britney to return to her music roots? Are you glad that she'll be heading in a hip hop direction with Hit Boy? Sound off below!

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