Rick Rubin Talks ‘Yeezus’ Production Process, Says He’s Working on Kanye West’s New Album

In his conversation with BBC Radio's Zane Lowe, Rick Rubin has confirmed that he is currently working on a new album with Kanye West. Rubin previously assisted Yeezy in producing his 2013 effort Yeezus and is now looking at "vocal ideas" for Kanye's new album.

"There were loads of great ideas and there were many many tracks and we listened to everything together," said Rubin on his first listen of the Yeezus demos. "He originally came over and said 'I wanna come play you my new album' and I thought we’d be listening to a finished album. Then we listened to about three hours of music, most of which didn’t have vocals, and at the end I was like ‘wow, so what’s it gonna be?’ I’m thinking it’s a year away and he was like 'well, I'm putting it out in like 5-6 weeks'. 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."

Back in December, Q-Tip revealed that he and Rubin are working on the new Kanye West album. The full interview with Rick Rubin will be available on the BBC iPlayer from 7 p.m. GMT on Monday, June 16 and broadcast in four parts (Monday-Thursday) on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show. Watch the trailer for the conversation here.

By: Petar Kujundzic / News / June 14, 2014 / 7471 Views / Source: NME
  • dfadsf

    Saying Kanyes album gonna be ready in a month? Nigga got damn.

  • maikel

    We don't need another ruined album...Hasn't he done enough wit Yeezus!

  • maikel

    He looks like Trevor from GTA 5 lol

  • Loïc Mirande

    I understand that Ye wants to break the pavement of hip-hop and push the envelope, but he should think about his core-fans.

    He should make an album that is a bit of a "concept" and the next should be something more crafted.

    It took him almost a year to make "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" and for me it is his best album to date.
    Everything on this project is gold.

    And this was after "808's & Heartbreaks", so imagine what we could get after "Yeezus" !

    He said many time that he could make another "MBDTF" but that's not what he wants.

    I just hope that his next album would be as dope as "Graduation" or "MBDTF".

  • drdernial

    Back in December, Q-Tip revealed that he and Rubin are working on the new Kanye West album with Rubin.


  • eminem10

    Exactly which songs did Rick Rubin help produce on yeezus? I can't find his name anywhere on wiki

  • Anonymous

    how are you gonna blame Rick Rubin for Yeezus

  • Chris ▲❍▼❏

    Gandalf? Dumbledore?

  • voyeurlawyer

    I know what people are saying- being impatient and cynical because of there own opinions about Yeezus. but I'm listening to him speak about much bigger ideas than genre bending LPs and I'm thinking people need to settle down. shits gonna be good

  • Cameron Etc Lopez

    What's wrong with Yeezus?

  • yourboyfromktt

    the fans don't know what they want. the old kanye moved on, go listen to your j.cole

  • -

    after hearing bound 1, no thanks.

  • drdernial

    He stripped away a lot of the album, removing parts to make it more minimal

  • Mathias

    No, the real wizard

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrJQSVcOJjE THEDONROTTY
  • waddup

    no he doesnt lol not even close

  • Evanator

    That's one rich hobo.

  • Com_Truise

    "He should make an album that is a bit of a 'concept'" Does it get more concept than Yeezus? Also, he doesn't owe anyone anything. He can make whatever music he likes.

  • https://www.facebook.com/asabere.akwasi Akwasi Asabere

    Nah, that was an excerpt of him talking about working on Yeezus

  • True

    Yeezus was fucking fire. If you don't like it go listen to J. Cole or another generic rapper

  • True

    Graduation was the most pop and lyrically weak Kanye album ever. Yeezus > Graduation ANYDAY