Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ Follow-Up Sounds Like A Pair Of Shoes, According To Malik Yusef

Bradley Stern | October 7, 2014 5:49 am

Well, here’s one comparison you probably didn’t see coming.

Kanye West has been hard at work putting together the highly anticipated follow-up to his chilly 2013 collection Yeezus, dropping clues along the way and leaving us to pick up the pieces to try and decipher what to expect. (Have you checked out our 10 Things To Expect?)

Now, there’s even more tantalizing teases to add to the hype: In an interview with Rolling Stone, constant Yeezy collaborator and G.O.O.D. Music signee Malik Yusef dished on the sound of the upcoming LP — and confirmed that, despite having “20 finished songs,” it’s not done yet.

If you’re in the market for good footwear, you’re in luck: You might also want to invest in Kanye’s new tunes. “This album is different,” said Yusef. “It’s like a pair of Timberlands; like how Timberlands are not quite leather and not quite suede. It’s not the smooth, slick Chicago music sound we have right now and it’s not the ruggedness of just ‘hip-hop hip-hop hip-hop.” Sounds enticingly forward-thinking…and fashionable!

The album also seems to be getting the seal of approval from more than just Kanye this time around: “Yeezus was a hard album to work on because it was a departure from where I wanted to be with our music…we fought over Yeezus every day,” he revealed.

Smiles all around in the studio and the sonic equivalent of some comfy shoes? We’re already sold.

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