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Rick Rubin confirms new Kanye West album

16 June 2014, 09:29 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton

​Def Jam founder and uber-producer Rick Rubin has discussed Kanye West’s long-rumoured new album in an interview with Radio 1’s Zane Lowe.

​In the interview, which airs this week on the station, Rubin talks about making the Yeezus album, before letting slip plans for a follow-up.

“There were loads of great ideas and there were many many tracks and we listened to everything together,” Rubin says. “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.”

Rubin goes on to add some pretty positive things about Kanye’s character:

“I love him, I think he’s a great guy, super smart and from a creative standpoint, I can’t think of anyone who has been more consistently great from the time they started making music until now. I can’t think of anyone else, I think he’s the most consistently great creative person in music today.”

The full interview will be aired on Radio 1 this week, with the first part available on Monday night (16 June).

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