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Kanye West Says Next Album Will Have Eight Songs

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‘Yeezus’ may have just dropped, but Kanye West is already on to the next album. The rapper revealed that his next project will be only eight songs long during an interview for an Art Basel event in Miami last night (Dec. 4).

West was part of a discussion with architect Jacques Herzog at the Moore Building in Miami’s Design District. “I think my next album is going to be eight songs,” he said, according to Rolling Stone. “It’s just reducing down the amount of information that you need. People say a design is the point where you can’t take anything else away. [Yeezus] was very, very designed. I took a departure from radio and popular music in order 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.”

His ‘Yeezus’ LP was comprised of 10 songs while others like ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ had 13 tracks and ’808s & Heartbreak’ had 12.

He also explained to the audience that his original training was actually in fine art. “My original creative background was fine art,” the Chicago native explained. “By the time I was 14, I was in national competitions for art, and I actually went to school for art. Sometimes I actually forget that. Except for when I tour and I look back at the stage and say, ‘Wait a second, I forgot this was the whole trick I pulled on everyone to make them think I was a rapper, a musician or celebrity when the entire time it’s all been a giant art project.’”

Earlier this week, we reported that Q-Tip and Rick Rubin will team up to produce West’s next effort, which is likely to arrive in summer 2014.

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