Exclusive: Kanye West's "Power" Producer Energizes G.O.O.D. Music
Wednesday, Sep 8, 2010 3:20PM
With Kanye West's "Power" still garnering a buzz across the radio airwaves, SOHH spoke with the song's hitmaker Symbolyc One (S1) to find out how much of a role he will play on the rapper's upcoming new album.
According to S1, he is also working on a handful of G.O.O.D. Music-related projects.
"I'm working with Kanye on the album," S1 told SOHH. "He's pretty much finishing that up so I've been working real close with him on that. And then also, he has a bunch of other artists and projects that he's working on for his G.O.O.D. Music roster to other outside projects and he wants me to be a part of that as well. I've been working really close with him on that, working with Pusha T on his album stuff, Musiq Soulchild and then eight joints with Talib Kweli for his next album. And then, you never know, hopefully Jay-Z and Beyonce stuff. You just never know where you're going to go." (SOHH)
West untitled album will be a follow-up to 2008's 808's & Heartbreak.
"The album is no longer called "Good A** Job" I'm bouncing a couple of titles around now," Kanye West revealed via his new Twitter page on Wednesday (July 28). (Kanye West's Twitter)
Aiming for a November 16th release, West recently talked about wanting his new LP to be filled with joy.
"Everyone says all great art comes from pain but I think my greatest art comes from excitement and joy. It's a completely different perspective about being extremely excited about stuff that is only cool to me," West said in a recent Rolling Stone office visit. "Like, when I tweeted, 'What's your credenza game?' I was very excited about that credenza...It was important to not be limited by the art form of rap but to have rap bring it to another level. Is it rap or is it poetry? Is it spoken word? Is it [a] speech?" (MTV)
West is also putting together a new EP with rap mogul Jay-Z.
"Me and jay bout to drop a 5 song album called "Watch the Throne"," Ye wrote Friday (August 27) evening. (Kanye West's Twitter)
Check out a recent Kanye West interview below: