Rick Rubin Reuniting With Kanye West For New Album


(AllHipHop News) Depending on your opinion of Yeezus, news out of Great Britain may cause either a fist pump or an eye-roll. That’s because Rick Rubin has confirmed he will be working with Kanye West again for the rapper’s next album.

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Rubin spoke with Zane Lowe of BBC Radio 1 for an interview that is set to premiere throughout the week. According to NME, the co-founder of Def Jam revealed he has started collaborating with Ye for his seventh studio LP.

“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’,” said Rubin about listening to an unfinished Yeezus. “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.”

Speculation about the direction Kanye West’s next project will take has ranged from spoken word to soulful and dark to a Otis Redding/Mobb Deep sound. Ye’s tour DJ Million Dollar Mano did suggest in April that the album will have a different soundscape than Yeezus.

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