Producer No I.D confirms Kanye West is working on a new solo album

Dion Wilson lets slip that the rapper is recording his sixth studio album

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Kanye West

Kanye West is now working on his next solo album, a top producer has confirmed.

West, who has spent the last year touring and promoting 'Watch The Throne', his collaboration album with Jay-Z, had been thought to be focusing on new label's compilation album rather than recording new solo material, but producer No I.D has now let slip that he's working on his next solo album.

Speaking to MTV News, No I.D, who worked on West's most recent albums '808s & Heartbreaks' and 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' as well as 'Watch The Throne', confirmed that he was putting together material for what will be West's sixth studio album.

The producer, whose real name is Dion Wilson, said: "I'm not working on that [Cruel Summer] album, I'm working on his album." He then added he expected 'G.O.O.D Music' to be something special, adding: "This is Kanye. You know what to expect from the family. He hasn't missed yet, so don't expect him to miss. It's what you expect and everything you don't expect."

The 'G.O.O.D Music' album, which is titled 'Cruel Summer', will feature all the acts signed to West's label including Mr Hudson, 2 Chainz, Kid Cudi, Big Sean as well as Pusha T. The tracklisting for the album has yet to be confirmed.

An experimental 30-minute film inspired album, which is also titled also titled 'Cruel Summer' made its debut in Cannes last month. The film, which was projected onto seven screens inside a pyramid-shaped tent, stars hip-hop artist and actor Kid Cudi as a car thief who falls in love with a blind Arabian princes.

Earlier this month, it was claimed that Kanye is also currently working on a new solo album comprised entirely of animal sounds and noises from the jungle. "He's become so obsessed with roars, barks and jungle noises that he’s experimenting with putting them on a recording," a source told The Sun.

Read More On This Artist

Oh Land - 'I Got Drunk With Kanye West' Oh Land - 'I Got Drunk With Kanye West'

Video: Oh Land - 'I Got Drunk With Kanye West'

Kanye West Merchandise
More News
Ozzy Osbourne cancels his own festival in order to undergo surgery
Skrillex, Mark Ronson, Four Tet added to Bestival line-up
SBTRKT shares new song 'FLAREtWO' - listen
Over 200 One Direction fans ask for 'compassionate leave' from work following...
Blink-182's Mark Hoppus features on new All Time Low track 'Tidal Waves' - listen
Bill Withers: 'I'm a big fan of Taylor Swift'
Marina And The Diamonds performs 'Froot' live on 'Late Night with Seth...
Captured Tracks to reissue album by Ben Stiller's teenage 'no wave/ retardo' punk...
Jamie xx shares 'Loud Places' video and 'In Colour' album artwork – watch
Skrillex and Four Tet announce joint London show
Barcelona footballer Dani Alves releases charity rap single – watch
One Direction score highest grossing world tour of 2014
Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Janelle Monáe and John Frusciante confirmed for new Duran Duran album
The Charlatans and Echo & The Bunnymen added to V Festival 2015 line-up
Morrissey forced to cancel 'Alan Carr: Chatty Man' appearance
Miley Cyrus hits out at US governor over 'anti-gay' bill
Mac DeMarco adopts British accent in trailer video for Field Day 2015 appearance
Brandon Flowers' new album features voicemail message from Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant
Ed Sheeran: 'I've quit beer and pizza on tour'
Eminem gives fans a taste of new music in 'Southpaw' trailer – watch
Dr Dre says he wants NWA biopic film to show 'how much we respect our women'
Rita Ora to team up with Clean Bandit collaborator Jess Glynne

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM