Rick Rubin on the Possibility of a ‘Yeezus’ Sequel

One of the complaints raised by Kanye West fans about Yeezus was the length of the record. Taking the minimalistic route, Yeezy matched the album's artwork with an equally sparse number of songs, ten in total. During Rick Rubin's interview with The Daily Beast, he revealed that West originally intended for the album to have 16 songs. Rubin recollects the breakthrough that led to the change and even admits the possibility of "another Yeezus." Just because the material exists for a sequel, it is still highly unlikely. Each of Kanye West's albums so far have taken on dramatically different themes, progressing further and further apart from their predecessor.

When he came to you with the record, did you have a sense of what needed to be done?

Initially, he thought there were going to be 16 songs on the album. But that first day, before he even asked me to work on it, I said, “Maybe you should make it more concise. Maybe this is two albums. Maybe this is just the first half.” That was one of the first breakthroughs. Kanye was like, “That’s what I came here today to hear! It could be 10 songs!”

So there might be another Yeezus in the pipeline?

Might be.

Read the full interview here, which touches on everything from The Beatles to NWA.

By: Amani Mrutu / News / June 27, 2013 / 5430 Views
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  • mmm

    Yeezus should be Kanye's last solo album. It was strong, memorable, and controversial, just like him. I don't want him to have a Jay Z career. It will hurt when he retires, but I must admit that now is a good time. He probably will keep it going, and good on him, but that's just what I think.

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  • rrr

    yeah cause he probably has a job

  • basedgodscuhsin

    "Each of Kanye West's albums so far have taken on dramatically different themes."
    Late Registration
    College Dropout
    Graduation

  • MRGABE

    i really think people overlook Yeezus because 'Ye regressed with his rhymes. sounds different, yes, but that's what we've come to expect from Kanye. Let ANYBODY else drop this same album, AAAND

    it's a frisbee.

  • Eskaepe

    Completely agree. Has nothing to do with the album sounding different, we expect that from Kanye, and no I won't refer to him as Yeezus. This album is the most lyrically simplistic I've heard from Kanye. Not a horrible album, but definitely not great by any means.

  • funkNsteez

    SOCRATES, LOOK AT YOUR HAIR!

  • Justin Liu

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  • Still Justin Liu

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  • basedgodscuhsin

    youre fucking strange i bett you like it when your cousin touches youuu

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