Rick Rubin gave another revealing interview on his work with Yeezus over at The Daily Beast. During their sit down, Rubin hinted that West might release a sequel to Yeezus.
“Initially, [Kanye] thought there were going to be 16 songs on the album,” Rubin said. “But that first day, 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.’ That was one of the first breakthroughs. Kanye was like, ‘That’s what I came here today to hear! It could be 10 songs!’”
When asked if there would be another Yeezus in the future, he said, “Might be.”
The interview also spoke on how he got involved with the project.
“Kanye called me. I’d just finished working at the studio for about two months on another album, and I was getting ready to go away on vacation for a couple weeks. Then he called up and said, ‘Can I just come play my album?’ And I said, ‘Sure.’ I always like to hear what he’s working on. So he came over to my house in Malibu. We listened. I thought I was going to hear a finished album, but actually we listened to probably three and a half hours of works in progress…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,” Rubin shared.
“I said, ‘I have a record coming out in November that’s a lot further along than this.’ He said, ‘Really? What are you doing for the next five days?’ I said I was going to go away,” he added. “Then he said, ‘Please help me. Would you be open to fixing it and shaping it and finishing it off?’”
You can read the rest of the interview over at The Daily Beast.