December 8, 2013 10:11

Kanye West's follow-up to 'Yeezus' to contain just 'eight songs'

Rapper says he's 'reducing down the amount of information you need'

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Kanye West's has said that his next album will contain just "eight songs".

In a recent interview, the rapper revealed that he plans to release the follow-up to this year's 'Yeezus' in the summer of 2014. Now, during a talk with architect Jacques Herzog at the Moore Building in Miami, as a part of the city's Art Basel conference, he's added more info on his new album plans.

"I think my next album is going to be eight songs," he said. "It's just reducing down the amount of information that you need. People say a design is the point where you can't take anything else away. [Yeezus] was very, very designed."

He added: "I took a departure from radio and popular music in order to get this seat here. If I hadn't made Yeezus, I wouldn't be sitting here with this cool font at Basel right here."

Meanwhile, Q-Tip has revealed that he is working on the new Kanye West album with Rick Rubin. In an interview on Jay Z's Life And Times blog, Q-Tip revealed that he is working on the new material, saying simply: "I'm producing Kanye's new album with Rick Rubin...that's coming up."

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