Rick Rubin Says He's Looking At Vocal Ideas For Next Kanye West Album
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.14.2014
He's working with West...
In an interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe (via NME), Rick Rubin said that he is working on a new album with Kanye West, the follow-up to 2013's Yeezus.
He said: "There were loads of great ideas and there were many many tracks and we listened to everything together. He originally came over and said 'I wanna come play you my new album' and I thought we'd be listening to a finished album. Then we listened to about three hours of music, most of which didn't have vocals, and at the end I was like ‘wow, so what's it gonna be?' I'm thinking it's a year away and he was like 'well, I'm putting it out in like 5-6 weeks'. It was just a funny conversation because it was completely normal to him, it's just the way he works… today, Kanye West is coming in and we're starting looking at vocal ideas for things for the next album."
West said himself in November 2013 that he hoped to have the new album out this summer. Q-Tip mentioned that he is working on the album with West and Rubin.