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Kanye West‘s “Yeezus” producer says the second half of his most recent album might be on store shelves sooner than later. What started as a 16-song album was reduced to ten after Rick Rubin intervened, Perez Hilton reports.

“…that first day, before he even asked me to work on it, I said, ‘Maybe you should make it more concise. Maybe this is two albums. Maybe this is just the first half’. That was one of the first breakthroughs. Kanye was like, ‘That’s what I came here today to hear, it could be ten songs’.”

Rubin says when he was brought on board, they had a mere five weeks to turn “probably three and a half hours of works in progress” into the album success we know today.

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