Speculation around a new Kanye West album continues to grow. Recently, the artist was seen meeting up with producer Rick Rubin at his recording studio in Calabasas, California.
As seen in photos from Czech paparazzi site Profimedia, West and his aunt can be seen meeting with Rubin at his studio. Prior to meeting up with the legendary producer and Def Jam Records co-founder, West was reportedly attending Easter services with his family.
This wouldn’t be the first time West and Rubin worked together. Both worked together on the former’s Yeezus album, with Rubin only having several weeks to help the rapper finish up the project.
“I assumed that the album was scheduled to come out next year. So I said, ‘When are you thinking of finishing up?'” Rubin had said previously. “And he said, ‘It’s coming out in five weeks.’ Like completely confident and fine.”
A few weeks ago came reports that West was working on new music in Jackson Hole, a small town in Wyoming. Among those that have been seen working with the Good Music founder include Travis Scott, Pierre Bourne, The-Dream, Kid Cudi, and Nas.
Recently, two unreleased demos from West and Kendrick Lamar made their way onto the internet. One demo, called “Liberated (FSMH DEMO),” features Lamar rapping over a rough version of “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1.” The second leak, called “Don’t Jump,” features Lamar and West over a beat we haven’t heard yet.