Q-Tip & Rick Rubin Will Reportedly Produce Bulk Of Kanye West’s Yeezus Follow-Up
Kanye West has said next to nothing about the specifics regarding his seventh album, and will-be follow-up to Yeezus. There’s been talk of Cruel Winter from G.O.O.D. Music’s clique, as well as a possible Watch The Throne 2 as well, given Jay Z’s propensity for series.
Q-Tip dropped a bit of a bomb with Jay’s Life + Times courtesy of a sit-down with Elliott Wilson last month, before the Yeezus Tour spot with A Tribe Called Quest.
In the interview, The Abstract says that he and Rick Rubin will be behind the boards and providing guidance to Kanye West on his next LP. ‘Ye switches his format up every few years, and while it sounded drastically different, Yeezus involved a growing personnel that West has amassed since 808’s & Heartbreak, and in the case of Rap-A-Lot Records vet Mike Dean, even further back. With Tip’s signing to G.O.O.D., it makes sense… and Rubin is more involved in Rap after the last year, “sitting in” on albums from Jay Z and Eminem, in addition to Yeezus.
Do you believe this? It was three years ago that Heads were told Pete Rock, RZA, and a few others were dominating the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album, only to see differing end results. Nobody really knows much right now, but given Tip’s impact on albums from Mobb Deep, Nas, and others, in addition to his A.T.C.Q. and solo works, how do you imagine this vibe?
Here’s hoping for a Yeezus-sized sample budget from Def Jam…