According to Yeezus producer Rick Rubin, a follow up album to the new Yeezus album by Kanye West could be quickly on its way. The original album West approached the producer with was approximately sixteen sings, but was cut down to around ten to make it leaner and more focused in its message.
Speaking to The Daily Beast, Rubin described West's work process as surprisingly scatty, saying 'I thought I was going to hear a finished album, but actually we listened to probably three and a half hours of works in progress. Kind of meandering, unfocused, usually without his vocals.'The self-assured character Kanye possesses(cough) would suggest West has a very focused, directed work ethic, but apparently, not so much. Rubin explained, 'I assumed that the album was scheduled to come out next year. So I said, 'When are you thinking of finishing up?' And he said, "It's coming out in five weeks". Like completely confident and fine.'
Once Rubin was on board, the decision was made by West to make it 'edgy and minimal and hard' [Rubin]. Not only does Kanye West's confidence lead him in various directions, it also turns out it enabled him to leave the country right before the album's finishing date, with the work still in process.As Rubin stated, 'three days before Kanye had to turn the record in he tells us, 'I'm going to Milan tonight'. There are probably five songs that still need vocals at this point. Two still need words.' That shit cray.
With Yeezus topping the charts in both the UK and US earlier this month on its release, a Yeezus 2 will undoubtedly be welcomed by fans.