New York Times pop music critic Jon Caramanica spent three days with Kanye West following his ye listening party in Wyoming. Their conversations turned into Yeezy’s most extensive interview surrounding his ye album yet. Caramanica hopped on his latest Popcast to provide some context to the piece and answer questions from fans and revealed that Kanye toyed with the idea of crafting records at a furious pace for the rest of 2018.
“[Kanye] said he wants to get a place in Wyoming and he thinks he wants to spend more time there. [Kanye] told me at one point he wants to make 52 records in 52 weeks. Take that for what you will,” Caramanica mentioned later in the episode.
Francis and the Lights teased the idea that he’s heard “rumblings” of Chance the Rapper collaborating with Kanye for a seven-track album. Peter Rosenberg has Chano as a guest on Thursday night’s (June 28) Open Late, and the show’s trailer finds the radio personality pressing the Chicago native about a potential joint effort with Yeezy.
Earlier in June, CyHi the Prynce shared on Twitter that Kanye spoke to him about starting his next project. “Welp [Kanye West] just said, ‘Man we gotta start setting these ideas aside for your 7 songs.’ I said, ‘The world will never be the same!’ All the CYHI FANS get ready,” the G.O.O.D. Music artist wrote.
Give the latest Popcast episode a listen here. Talk of the potential 52 albums in 52 weeks begins around the 48-minute mark.
Welp @kanyewest just said “man we gotta start setting these ideas aside for your 7 songs” I said the world will never be the same!!!! All the CYHI FANS get ready!!!!!
— CYHI THE PRYNCE (@CyhiThePrynce) June 11, 2018