Kanye West Recruits Rick Rubin For Yeezus?

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By: / June 10, 2013

With just about a week to go until one of the most anticipated albums of the year hits retailers, there’s been addition to the Yeezus mix.

According to the New York Post, “just two weeks before the album drops — Kanye West brought in legendary producer Rick Rubin to help lay down additional tracks for the record “Onsite,” while Def Jam executives spent the last week haggling over rights for vocal clearances.

Kanye West is pulling all stops for his upcoming LP,Yeezus. The critically acclaimed producer is a seven-time Grammy-award winner and was instrumental in the production behind early albums by Run DMC, LL Cool J, the Beastie Boys, and Public Enemy

“Even by Kanye West standards, this is pushing it,” a source told to the New York Post, as executives were disputing over rights to the song “Onsite,” West premiered Sunday at Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City. West samples an old vocal track from kids in a Chicago church choir on “Onsite,” in which lawyers last week had to track down the choir director and members of the Holy Name of Mary Church choir of Chicago, IL to get clearance.

In the angst of time, Def Jam executives were so worried about whether they would get rights to the track, producers re-recorded the vocals with a different choir to be used just in case they couldn’t make an agreement with the Holy Name of Mary choir prior to release.

The New York Post confirms that Rubin will be credited as executive producer of the album. Along with Rubin credited as executive producer, Yeezus also features NO ID, Daft Punk, RZA, and more, according to the Huffington Post.

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