Rapper reveals behind the scenes clip from 'Yeezus' studio
Kanye West has revealed a new clip of himself recording the track ‘I Am A God’ alongside producer Rick Rubin.
The 30 second clip, which you can watch above, sees Kanye lay down vocals for the track acapella before chatting to Rubin at the end. Rubin pokes fun at the rapper for using the lyric “Stacking all these millions” sarcastically telling West it makes him “more relatable”.
Rubin has been drafted in at the last minute to executive produce ‘Yeezus’, Kanye West’s new studio album due for release on June 18. Describing himself as a “minimalist in a rapper’s body”, West recently explained that he brought in super-producer Rubin (Johnny Cash, Run DMC, Red Hot Chili Peppers) to “bring all those vibes” to the album. “I’m still just a kid learning about minimalism, and he’s a master of it,” West explained.
“It’s just really such a blessing, to be able to work with him. I want to say that after working with Rick, it humbled me to realise why I hadn’t – even though I produced ‘Watch The Throne’; even though I produced ‘Dark Fantasy’ – why I hadn’t won Album of the Year [at the Grammys] yet.”
West premiered ‘Yeezus’ in full at an exclusive listening session in New York on Monday night (June 10) attended by Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Timbaland and Busta Rhymes. NME was also present at the event and click here for our track-by-track first listen review of the album, which is due for release on June 18.
Meanwhile, pick up a copy of this week’s NME for an in-depth discussion on whether ‘Yeezus’ will be the album that defines Kanye West as an artist.