Producer opens up about recording sessions with the rapper and plans for future releases
Rick Rubin has said that there is enough material left over from his time recording Kanye West‘s ‘Yeezus’ to release another album.
The producer, who has worked with artists such as Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Public Enemy, was drafted in to finish work on ‘Yeezus’ just five weeks before it was due to be released. Speaking to The Daily Beast, Rubin revealed that the original plan for the album was for it to have an additional six songs to the 10 which made the final tracklisting.
“Initially, he thought there were going to be 16 songs on the album,” says Rubin. “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!'” Asked if there may be another instalment of ‘Yeezus’ in the pipeline, Rubin replied: “Might be.”
Meanwhile, author Bret Easton Ellis recently talked about his own work with West and confirmed that he is writing something new with the rapper. Ellis, who penned Less Than Zero and The Rules Of Attraction, teamed up with West earlier this year on a short film inspired by another of Ellis’s works, American Psycho.