Rick Rubin Confirms He’s Working With Kanye West

In an interview with BBC’s Zane Lowe that will air next week, legendary producer Rick Rubin confirmed that he’s working the follow up to Kanye West’s Yeezus. NME reports that they are currently “looking at vocal ideas” for the album.

In the interview, Rubin also recalls how surprised he was at West’s speed in releasing Yeezus:

“There were loads of great ideas and there were many many tracks and we listened to everything together. 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.”