After snatching up a few Grammys this past Sunday, Kanye West is now focusing on his sixth studio album. Fellow Grammy winner, The-Dream, and Malik Yusef have confirmed that they will be working with the G.O.O.D. Music boss on his upcoming project.
Kanye West has been a busy man this past year. He has opened up a new company Donda, got Kim K pregnant, bought a new home, and just this past Sunday, won three Grammy awards for “N*ggas In Paris” (Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance) and “No Church In The Wild” (Best Rap/Sung Collaboration). After accomplishing all of this, you would think “the College Dropout” needs a vacation. However, Kanye seems to be in the exact opposite state of mind, recently enlisting fellow Grammy winner The-Dream and longtime collaborator Malik Yusef to help out on his sixth studio project.
In an interview with HitFix, The-Dream confirmed Kanye is in fact working on his next album. He told the website he is currently getting ready to travel to Paris “in a couple of weeks” to meet up with West. He would also like to achieve more success with Kanye, stating, “hopefully we can get another Grammy together.”
In addition to The-Dream, longtime friend, rapper and fellow G.O.O.D. music signee, Malik Yusef, will be working on the new album. However, Yusef mentioned it can become extremely grueling to work with Mr. West. He said about the recording process, “he is a perfectionist, obviously. It's harsh...West says no to a hundred things." Although arduous, it seems things always pan out well for Kanye and his fellow collaborators once the project is in the books. Not giving too much away about the content of the album, Yusef finished by saying, “just remember black music, the black experience. It's a throwback to that era...but a distillation of what's happening in the modern world.” When asked if it will have as much singing as 808 & Heartbreaks, Yusef said, “I don't know if we'd ever revisit that amount of singing.”
No word yet on other collaborators, album title or a release date.