For those who aren’t aware, Kanye West’s next album is all set to release, and the 40-year-old rapper was recently spotted with Rick Rubin. The father of three, West’s new project is about to be flamed.
The two were captured by Czech paparazzi outlet Profimedia, outside of Rubin’s studio on Easter evening.
KANYE SPOTTED W RICK RUBIN YESTERDAY hollaaaa i’m not ready for this album pic.twitter.com/fNBGtgKTrK
— soph (@everlonggggg) April 2, 2018
In addition, Rubin was a prominent collaborator during the making for West’s sixth studio album named Yeezus. The Def Jam co-founder and producer was called in to help the record, just more than a month before the album’s launch.
Rubin explained in an interview with Newsweek that how he got involved in Yeezus, saying, “[The original version Kanye had was] kind of meandering, unfocused, usually without his vocals. 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.”
Just two weeks later, West and Rubin reworked the sound of the album completely. He concluded: “The idea of making it edgy and minimal and hard was Kanye’s. I’d say, ‘This song is not so good. Should I start messing with it? Can I make it better?’ And he’d say, ‘Yes, but instead of adding stuff, try taking stuff away.’” He noted that his West story saying “maybe” the fans will get treated with a Yeezus part two in future.
West has been recently spotted in Jackson, Wyoming, where the artist is presumably working on his next project. Several stars have down in the cowboy state to hang out with West, including Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, King Louie, and The-Dream. West has remained quiet about his next album.