G.O.O.D. Music veteran Malik Yusef tells us rapper has "20 finished songs" for 'Yeezus' follow-up
After Malik Yusef released his 2003 debut album The Great Chicago Fire - A Cold Day in Hell, he brought together Kanye West with friend Common for the track "Wouldn't You Like to Ride." As a consequence, Yusef has become an important aspect of Kanye’s sound and has become the second signee G.O.O.D. Music along with picking up multiple Grammys for his work on West's 2011 hit "All of the Lights." A "deconstructed" version of Yusef’s 2009 second album G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D. Night was released in July and included some extra tracks and additional guest features.
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At the moment Yusef is busy helping Kanye West with his Yeezus follow-up and while speaking to Rolling Stone, Yusef said "Yeezus was a hard album to work on because it was a departure from where I wanted to be with our music. Kanye was very declarative in his statement of 'I don't want this to be a regular Kanye album. I don't want this to be what people are familiar with.”
Yusef hasn’t given any information about the individual tracks but so far has only provided us with the information that Kanye has finished 20 tracks so far. Yusef described his album saying that "This album is different. It's like a pair of Timberlands; like how Timberlands are not quite leather and not quite suede. It's not the smooth, slick Chicago music sound we have right now and it's not the ruggedness of just 'hip-hop hip-hop hip-hop.' We're still working like a motherfucker. We've been all around the world [recording]."
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