Rick Rubin calls Kanye West “the most consistently great, creative person in music today” and revealed they are already working on Kanye’s next album.
Zane Lowe of BBC 1, recently did an interview with Rick Rubin – ‘one of the most important musical figures of all time’.
As part of the 58 minutes long interview, the legendary music producer Rick Rubin discuss the beginning of Def Jam, his experience working with big musicians, the creation of Kanye West’s Yeezus, Black Sabbath and other moments of his incredible career.
Rubin stated that Kanye West’s is “the most consistently great, creative person in music.”
Talking about the creation of Kanye’s last album, ‘Yeezus‘ Rick Rubin said:
“There were loads of great ideas and there were many, many tracks. And we listened to everything together,” Rubin said.
“We listened—He originally came over and said ‘Hey, I wanna come play you my new album.’ And I thought we were going to listen to a finished album. And then we listened to about three hours of music. Most of which didn’t have vocals.
“And at the end of it it’s like ‘Wow. So, what’s it gonna be?’ I’m thinking it’s a year away. And he’s like ‘Well, I’m putting it out in—’ I think it was like six weeks, five. ‘It’s coming out in five or six weeks.’ It’s like ‘Really?’ I said ‘I have another album that’s a lot further along than this and it’s not coming out for probably five months.’ And he said ‘Really?’
“It’s just a funny conversation. Cause it was completely normal to him. It’s just the way he works. And then we listened to some music together, other music. And at the end of it he said ‘Would you just help me finish it? Let’s go in together.’ He said ‘I think we can probably do it in five days.’ It ended up being more like three weeks or a little over three weeks.
Rubin continued: “From a creative standpoint I can’t think of anyone who has come out—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.”
Kanye West and Rick Rubin working on Kanye’s next album
In regards to Kanye West’s next album, Rick Rubin revealed he already working “next album” with Kanye West.
“Kanye West is coming in and we’re starting looking at vocal ideas for things for the next album,” Rubin says.
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