Kanye West and Q-Tip

Q-Tip and Rick Rubin to Produce Kanye West’s New Album

Kanye West is calling on two veteran hitmakers for his next album. The hip-hop mogul has enlisted Q-Tip and Rick Rubin for the follow-up to Yeezus.

During an interview with Elliott Wilson for Life+Times (via HipHop-N-More), Q-Tip spilled the details. “I’m producing Kanye’s new album with Rick Rubin, so that’s coming up,” said the G.O.O.D. Music signee.

Rubin was brought in at the last minute to fine tune Yeezus. “I’m still just a kid learning about minimalism, and he’s a master of it,” Kanye previously told The New York Times. “It’s just really such a blessing, to be able to work with him.”

In an interview with Philly’s Power 99, Kanye revealed that he was aiming to release the project next summer.

On December 12, Q-Tip will release his joint mixtape with Busta Rhymes, The Abstract and The Dragon.

He is also working on his own album The Last Zulu. “It’s coming, I’m excited about it,” said Tip.