Reducing the amount of information you need.
Kanye West attended the Art Basel festival taking place in Miami this week. One of his appearances included a talk as part of Surface Magazine’s Design Dialogues series. Alongside explanations of his fine art background, choosing music over art or even fooling everyone into thinking he was a rapper, Ye hinted at what his next album might be like:
“I think my next album is going to be eight songs. It’s just reducing down the amount of information that you need. People say a design is the point where you can’t take anything else away. [Yeezus] was very, very designed. I took a departure from radio and popular music in order to get this seat here. If I hadn’t made Yeezus, I wouldn’t be sitting here with this cool font at Basel right here.”
Only a few days earlier Q-Tip let slip that he was working on Ye’s new album with Rick Rubin. [via Rolling Stone]