Kanye West Recruits Q-Tip & Rick Rubin for Upcoming Album

Kanye West performs at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, NY, November 19, 2013

Christopher Polk

Only months after the release of  "Yeezus" (June 18), Kanye West is prepping his seventh studio album.

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During an interview with Elliott Wilson for Life + Times, Q-Tip, who is working on a solo album of his own, "The Last Zulu," shared that him and Rick Rubin will be producing Kanye West's upcoming album:  "I'm producing Kanye’s new album with Rick Rubin, I'm doing tha, so that’s coming up."

Ye' told Philly's Power 99 that he's currently recording and hopes to release the album in the summer of 2014. "I haven't named my next album but I have started on it," he said. "I write down philosophies all the time. I have some thoughts and I just  constantly... everytime I think of it I write it. I'm working on it."

"I'd like to have another album out by next summer," he continued.

Ye' also confirmed that he has a remix with Miley Cyrus coming up. He didn't say if's a remix to his "Yeezus" single, "Black Skinhead," which reports stated in August. Rumors of the remix started shortly after Miley Cyrus' 2013 MTV VMA performance.

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