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Producer Evian Christ On Kanye West New Album: 'He Wants Something That Sounds A Bit Like Otis Redding, A Bit Like Mobb Deep'[VIDEO]

Kanye West will be releasing another album and it will NOT be a Yeezus sequel. In addition to Rick Rubin and Q tip helping with production of Kanye West upcoming album, Evian Christ who helped with Yeezus is reportedly working with kanye on a few tracks.

Via Miss Info

On Kanye’s new album:

I’ve got to get home and write an Otis Redding–style beat for him,” explains Leary. “He e-mailed last night. He wants something that sounds a bit like Otis Redding, a bit like Mobb Deep.”

On working with Kanye:

“Kanye is the one dude who’s like, ‘This is not experimental enough. This is too poppy. Make something else.’ The other guys are like, ‘We don’t get it.’ Kanye is a dream to work with. No one else gives you that level of creative freedom. When he wants you to work to a blueprint, the blueprint is: ‘Don’t make a rap beat. Anything but a rap beat.’”

On being snubbed by Rick Ross:

In the past 12 months, Drake, Tinashe and Tyga have all mulled over Evian Christ productions. As did Rick Ross, who was interested in a “game-changing” industrial groove not far from Yeezus. But Ross ultimately declined. We ask what will happen to the Ross track, and Leary can barely disguise how much this one stung. “Nothing,” he says. “[Artists] hit up guys like me because they’re partly invested in this idea of being progressive and cool and this resurgence of independent producers. When it comes down to picking 10 songs for an album, they’re always going to go with the Pharrell hook that’s produced by Dr. Luke, not some weird six-minute jam that I’ve made. It’s hard to close out these records.”

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