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Yeezus 2?: Rick Rubin Says Kanye May Release Another Yeezus Album

“My first credit was ‘Reduced by Rick Rubin'”

(AllHipHop News) Whether you  love or hate Kanye West’s new #1 album Yeezus you may be getting a sequel according to legendary producer Rick Rubin.

In an interview with The Daily Beast Rubin explained how he helped narrow down “three and a half hours of works in progress” to the 10 song Yeezus album, hinting that the leftovers could become its sequel:

Initially, he thought there were going to be 16 songs on the album. But that first day, before he even asked me to work on it, I said, ‘Maybe you should make it more concise. Maybe this is two albums. Maybe this is just the first half.’ That was one of the first breakthroughs. Kanye was like, ‘That’s what I came here today to hear! It could be 10 songs!’

If Kanye decides to release Yeezus‘ sequel this year it would not be the first time this year that a major artist split a large collection of songs into two albums. Justin Timberlake announced that  he will release his 20/20 Experience sequel on September 30th, 6 months after the 1st volume.

Read the entire interview where Rubin speaks on laughing at 16 year old LL Cool J, almost signing NWA and more here.

[ALSO READ: Rick Rubin Speaks On The Making of Yeezus, Says It Was Mostly Unfinished Two Weeks Before Release]

  • Eli Pinilla

    No! Just no.

  • jd

    Yes. Strictly cause its pissing people off. Yes.

  • Dead wrong

    …the leftovers could be the sequel? The leftovers? …You mean he wants to package up all the sh*t that he thought wasn’t good enough to make the first cut and release it? or is he saving the ‘least sh*tty’ for last? ….hmmm

    • Essentially…smarter move would have been to drop a double LP.

    • dexter

      solid point!

  • its back to the drawing board because part one is trash… kinda like relapse and recovery… u aint fooling nobody.

    • junj03

      Relapse i agree with but recovery? The album that sold US: 4,040,000, World Wide: 10,000,000 Single’s: Not afraid 4 x platinum copies, love the way you lie 11 x platinum, space bound & Cinderella man 500k gold?
      I think you making a very unfair comparison….

      • MadVillain

        who fuccin cares how much it sold, since WHEN has the amount of units sold defined how good the quality of an album is? all that means is that the trash was a commercial success, whether that sh!t was good or not is a whole nuva story… im tired of people like you who think like this.

      • junj03

        It was not great but better then every other album that came out at that time for sure.
        and duh! if it sells it has to be good, you dont see waka flocka selling shit right?

      • MadVillain

        “and duh! if it sells it has to be good” *facepalm* we done here

      • junj03

        Thank god!! The lord is good to me..

      • KC The American Pimp

        waka flocka got hits, and nobody makes a 12-15 track list and can play the album all the way through. Not even em

      • relapse was so bad that recovery came out in six months is what i was talking about

      • junj03

        Yes it was, Dude was trying to get his groove back, he even said it was trash lol

  • MrNoName2K

    I swear man Kanye must be sliding yall funds under the table to keep his name in your mouth…that nigga is getting tired quick. Or he must’ve heard that J.Coles album was a slightly better overall album than his. Who knows?

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  • dexter

    *no comment*