Speculation surrounding Kanye West’s next album has been ongoing for months.
There were reports Kanye was going to try his hand at spoken word on the project.
Producer Evian Christ stated the Chicago rapper wanted a sound “a bit like Otis Redding, a bit like Mobb Deep.”
One of the earliest stories was the Yeezus follow-up would only be eight songs.
According to Billboard, Kanye’s seventh studio album will have more than eight songs.
It is also said to have a similar tone to Yeezus with a return to Kanye using soul samples.
The music publication reports:
A source says that as of two-weeks ago, there’s 12 songs on the album. Out of six heard, it’s “mostly a mixture of soul samples and tamed ‘Yeezus’-esque darkness… nothing abrasive.”