The producer of Kanye West's latest album, Yeezus, has revealed that an album that is entirely comprised of left over songs from their recordings could be released.
Rubin was called in perform as an executive producer on the chart-topping album, and he revealed that they had to cut the album down from sixteen songs to the final ten, and that West himself is considering releasing these tracks.
Rubin told The Daily Beast, "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."
He then added, "That was one of the first breakthroughs. Kanye was like, 'That's what I came here today to hear! It could be 10 songs!" Asked if that means a second half to Yeezus might be on its way, Rubin replied: "Maybe."
Rubin also stated that he had doubts he couldn't finish the work he was hired to do on Yeezus, after he was given just five weeks to turn "three and a half hours of works in progress" into a "focused" album.
He added, "To me it seemed impossible what he was asking. I remember I wasn't feeling that well that day, and I was thinking, 'Is the music making me sick? I don't feel good about this. We ended up working probably 15 days, 16 days, long hours, no days off, 15 hours a day. I was panicked the whole time."
Discussing their process, Rubin stated that they were looking for an "edgy and minimal and hard sound" whilst when he looked to tinker with a song, West stated, "Yes, but instead of adding stuff, try taking stuff away."
Rubin then stated, "We talked a lot about minimalism. My house is basically an empty white box. When he walked in, he was like, 'My house is an empty white box, too!'"
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