Kanye Reveals Information About ‘Yeezus’ Follow-Up in Miami

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While in Miami, participating in the city’s Art Basel festivities, Kanye West stopped to talk with architect, Jacques Herzog, about his art influences, his switch to music and about his anticipated follow-up to Yeezus“My original creative background was fine art…By the time I was 14, I was in national competitions for art, and I actually went to school for art,” said West. Choosing a music career over a career in art boiled down to one usual suspect; Kanye’s opinions. “I thought my opinion wasn’t strong enough with what I was painting. When I would see my own work, I never thought I would visually be able to become one of the masters,” Kanye boldly admitted. “I thought I  had a stronger opinion when I worked on music. I got a stronger response.” It’s hard to deny that Kanye isn’t receiving strong, polarizing responses to his music, especially considering his most recent studio effort, Yeezus, and the various sets of opinions that lie within the album. In conversing about his music, West revealed details about his highly-anticipated follow up to Yeezus; “I think my next album is going to be eight songs…It’s just reducing the amount of information that you need.” Slated to be shorter than the already-slim, ten tracks of Yeezus, it seems that Kanye’s upcoming project will continue to reflect his views on commercialism. “[Yeezus] was very, very designed,” stated West. “I took a departure from radio and popular music to get this seat here. If I hadn’t made Yeezus, I wouldn’t be sitting here with this cool font at Basel right here.”

[Courtesy of Rolling Stone]

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