Today The New York Post reported that just days before his sixth studio album is set to be released, Kanye West is still working on the songs. Yeezus is slated for a June 18 release date, but apparently ‘Ye brought producer Rick Rubin in to help get the new tracks in order. The sample that he used for “On Site” is also reportedly still being cleared by Def Jam executives; the track samples the Holy Name of Mary Church choir on the South Side of Chicago. Lawyers were trying to track down the members and director to get permission, but Kanye re-recorded the vocals, just to be safe, and may just go with the newer recording after all. Watch Kanye’s rant from his Governor’s Ball performance last night right here and watch him perform “On Site” at Governors Ball below.
UPDATE: Kanye held a listening session in New York City tonight where he played Yeezus (see footage, pics, and reactions from the listening here). While the album seems to be complete with only 10 songs, it’s unclear whether or not any more will be added before the June 18 release date. ‘Ye also confirmed that Rick Rubin executive produced the album.
UPDATE #2: According to Pitchfork, ‘Ye has also confirmed that Daft Punk helped out with “three or four songs,” and also shared a song that sampled both TNGHT’s “Higher Ground” and Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit.”