Rick Rubin tells BBC's Zane Lowe that he and Kanye West are currently "looking at vocal ideas" for West's new album.
As the widely-knownÂ YeezusÂ creation story goes, Kanye West called in legendary producer/Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin to make some clutch edits to the album just a few weeks away from its release. Now Rubin's chimed in that he's working on West's new album, saying that they are currentlyÂ "looking at vocal ideas" for the project. Maybe it's crunch time again, andÂ Yeezus' successor is now just weeks away from release?
In a four-part interview with BBC's Zane Lowe that will air next week, Rubin confirmed his involvement in the recording of Kanye's new album (which was hinted at by Q-Tip in December) and spoke with Lowe about the making ofÂ Yeezus.
"There were loads of great ideas and there were many many tracks and we listened to everything together," Rubin said, referring to the YeezusÂ demos West originally brought him last year. "He originally came over and said 'I wanna come play you my new album' and I thought weâd be listening to a finished album. Then we listened to about three hours of music, most of which didnât have vocals, and at the end I was like âwow, so whatâs it gonna be?â Iâm thinking itâs a year away and he was like 'well, I'm putting it out in like 5-6 weeks.'Â It was just a funny conversation because it was completely normal to him, itâs just the way he worksâ¦ today, Kanye West is coming in and weâre starting looking at vocal ideas for things for the next album."
Stay tuned for more info on Kanye's in-the-works album, there's no telling when he might unleash it on the world.