Rick Rubin confirms new Kanye West album is coming soon

Super producer and Def Jam founder Rick Rubin will announce that a new Kanye West album is on the way in an exclusive interview with Zane Lowe for Radio 1 tonight (16th June).

In the interview, Rubin discusses Kanye's latest album 'Yeezus' before unveiling new information about the rappers follow-up, which he claims will be out by the end of the summer.

“There were loads of great ideas and there were many many tracks and we listened to everything together,” Rubin says. “He originally came over and said ’I wanna come play you my new album’ and I thought we’d be listening to a finished album. Then we listened to about three hours of music, most of which didn’t have vocals, and at the end I was like ’wow, so what’s it gonna be?’ I’m thinking it’s a year away and he was like ’well, I’m putting it out in like 5-6 weeks.’ It was just a funny conversation because it was completely normal to him, it’s just the way he works … today, Kanye West is coming in and we’re starting looking at vocal ideas for things for the next album.”

The interview will be aired in segments throughout the week on Radio 1, with the first part broadcasting tonight from 7pm.

[Via Line Of Best Fit]

More News

James Blake announces 'Covers' EP

Hot off the heels of his stunning 'Before' EP last month, James Blake has now returned to announce the details of yet another EP, arriving next month... 1 month 3 weeks ago

Lana Del Rey shares new single 'Summertime The Gershwin Version'

Having spent the last few months sporadically sharing new singles, Lana Del Rey has now returned with something very special. The new single '... 1 month 3 weeks ago

Sia announces new album 'Music - Songs From And Inspired By The Motion Picture'

Having already spent the last few months releasing a wave of new material, Sia has now announced her plans for a new studio album, arriving early... 1 month 3 weeks ago

slowthai announces new album 'TYRON'

Having spent the last few months releasing a wave of new material, slowthai has now returned to announce the details behind his sophomore studio... 1 month 3 weeks ago

Baio announces new album 'Dead Hand Control'

Following on from the success of his 2017 LP 'Man of the World', Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio has now announced his plans for a new solo album,... 1 month 3 weeks ago

Shame announce new album 'Drunk Tank Pink'

Having spent the last few months teasing us with new material, Shame have now announced their plans for a new studio album, arriving early next year... 1 month 3 weeks ago

MARINA returns with new single 'Man's World'

Following on from the release of her impressive double album 'LOVE + FEAR' last year, MARINA has now returned to share a brand new single. The new... 1 month 3 weeks ago

Biig Piig shares new track 'Feels Right'

With an already massive amount of buzz floating around her for her previously shared gems of late, Biig Piig has now returned with a brilliant new... 1 month 4 weeks ago

Cloud Nothings unveil new single 'The Spirit Of'

With their highly-anticipated new album set to drop early next year, Cloud Nothings have now returned to share the next cut lifted from their... 1 month 4 weeks ago