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Rick Rubin Shares Experiences Working On “Yeezus” With Kanye West

Yeezus landed at the number one spot this week, but rumor has it a Yeezus 2 could be possible. According to Rick Rubin, Kanye West intended for his latest album to have more than 10 tracks.

Rubin told TheDailyBeast.com that Yeezus 2 is a possibility. “Initially, he thought there were going to be 16 songs on the album. 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,” Rubin recalled.

The Def Jam co-founder stated that he began to strip away layers to create the minimalist vision for the album. Rubin also told the site about working with Kanye during his tight schedule. The emcee had to fit recording with trips to Milan and the baby shower of his now baby mother, Kim Kardashian. “‘Don’t worry. I’ll score 40 points for you in the fourth quarter,'” he said of Kanye’s reply.

Rubin’s efforts paid off big time as the album sold over 325,000 copies. This makes the 5th number one solo album for Kanye and the 6th including Watch the Throne. Next up, Rubin will lend his hand to Jay Z’s upcoming album Magna Carter Holy Grail, which releases early next month.

 

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