June 16, 2014


Rick Rubin Working on New Kanye West Record

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Yeezy is back... almost! The return of Kanye West will come hopefully sooner than later—with the help of legendary producer Rick Rubin

In an interview with BBC Radio 1, Rubin went into full detail about the pair's plan for a new album and how they initially started working together.

"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," the producer divulged. "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."

Rubin also shared his love for the rapper, telling the BBC host "I love him, I think he’s a great guy, super smart and from a creative standpoint, I can’t think of anyone who has been more consistently great from the time they started making music until now. I can’t think of anyone else, I think he’s the most consistently great creative person in music today."


The full interview will become available Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show later this week.