Last week, Kanye West ended his run of five albums in five weeks for Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Nas, Teyana Taylor, and himself. Apparently the productive streak has him inspired to keep setting ambitious goals for himself, because now he's playing around with the idea of making 52 records in 52 weeks.
New York Times writer Jon Caramanica recently spent three days with West for an in-depth profile, and he followed it up with a Q&A on NYT's Popcast on Wednesday. During the podcast, Caramanica mentioned, "He said he wants to get a place in Wyoming and he thinks he wants to spend more time there. He told me at one point he wants to make 52 records in 52 weeks. Take that for what you will."
The likelihood of West following through on a plan like that feels slim, but the quote reveals that making all those albums in Wyoming has him inspired to keep the productive streak alive. This comes a few days after collaborator Francis and the Lights mentioned there are "rumblings" that West might produce a seven-song album for Chance The Rapper. We should get more confirmation about that Thursday night when Chance sits down with Peter Rosenberg on Complex's Open Late show.
You can hear Caramanica discuss his time with Kanye on the podcast below (or listen on iTunes). The 52 weeks comment begins at the 48:45 mark.