Music mogul Rick Rubin has unveiled some big news about Kanye West‘s mysterious follow-up to last summer’s Yeezus album by revealing his involvement on the project. #YeezusWatch
According to Rubin, he has linked with West to start looking at pieces for his next studio release.
Rubin previously helped produce the 2013 album ‘Yeezus’ and confirmed that recording on a follow up has begun while chatting to BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe as part of a special interview which will be broadcast in four parts (Monday – Thursday) next week. Rubin discusses his previous time spent with the rapper and also confirms that he is “looking at vocal ideas,” for a new release. Rubin added: “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.” (NME)
Reports last month claimed Kanye’s LP would have some soul vibes embedded into it.
Update: A source says that as of two-weeks ago, there’s 12 songs on the album. Out of six heard, it’s “mostly a mixture of soul samples and tamed ‘Yeezus’-esque darkness… nothing abrasive.” (Billboard)
Back in March, reports suggested West had delayed some touring dates to wrap-up his highly-anticipated LP.
In May, Kanye West was scheduled for a series of tour dates in Australia, but as Roc Nation points out, those dates have now been postponed until September. It’s reportedly due to “unexpected timing requirements” related to West finishing his next album. (Pitchfork)
Although brief with details, rap veteran Q-Tip broke the news of his involvement on Ye’s next album last December.
When asked about his upcoming album, he was a little bit cagier. “It’s comin’ man, I’m excited about it,” he said about the project, titled Last Zulu. “I’m producing Kanye’s new album with Rick Rubin, I’m doin’ that, so that’s coming up.” “It’s hard to describe… definitely bars,” he continued about Last Zulu. “Bars is crazy, beats is crazy, it’s gonna be darker. It’s gonna be like the bad twin of Tribe, but not necessarily in terms of content, just musically.” (XXL Mag)