Producer DJ Toomp has announced that he is involved in Kanye West‘s upcoming solo album, Good A** Job.
Toomp said he has also been recruited to work on Jay-Z‘s next album.
The Atlanta beatmaker shared with VIBE that he recorded four tracks with West for his fifth album, Good A** Job. “We’re putting [together] a masterpiece, it’s crazy. It’s going to be another classic,” he promises. [Kanye’s] rapping, he’s going real hard.” Though Toomp doesn’t know an exact date for the Chicago MC’s anticipated release, he guesses it might show face at the top of 2011 and assures that it will be another classic. ??But the most exciting of all Toomp’s coming projects–Jay-Z’s 12th studio album. “[Young] Guru reached out to me when I got to Hawaii. I’m bout to go back in with Jay real soon. After that tour, it’s almost like what else [is there for him] to do? ” (VIBE)
DJ Premier recently weighed in on the rapper’s upcoming album.
“Well, first of all, if you look at all of Kanye West’s output, he actually did a lot to bring back sampling and make it cool again, even though he’s more of a mainstream artist” Premier explained. “But his new album is strictly hard beats and rhyme. He’s totally done with electro. You’re gonna be surprised what you hear.” (Amajanese)
Fellow hip-hop pioneer Pete Rock recently confirmed being in the studio with Ye.
“I mean, I’m working with him,” Rock told radio host Peter Rosenberg. “That’s all I can say is that I’m working with him. I went out [to Hawaii.] It’s beautiful man, like, he just feels like a little brother to me. You know what I’m saying? Like, my little brother that’s doing it. And we got along just fine. He’s definitely hip-hop, his roots, I was testing him on joints…He takes it to another level which is dope. He had these musicians and this song, they played around my little raggedy beat and made it real [big]. I love the way he works — he goes from one room, writing rhymes then goes to another beat and goes to another room and does something else — I love what he’s done, I always thought he was clever. I used to bug out over the ego thing but once you get to know him, it’s like ‘Oh, okay, he’s a sweetheart.’ [laughs] We got along just well.” (Noisemakers)
Rap veteran Q-Tip also revealed his involvement on West’s album.
“I just try to work with people who I admire or whom I think has got it,” he revealed in an interview. “So right now I’m working on Nas‘ sh*t, about to work with Kanye on his sh*t. Just trying to keep up my momentum. I’m about to work with Talib [Kweli] on his project. I been trying to work with [Jay-Z] for a while so hopefully he’ll realize the heat I got and come with it [laughs].” (Brooklyn Bodega)
Good A** Job is speculated to drop June 2010.
Check out Pete Rock talking about Kanye West’s new album down below: