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Kanye Says 5 'Yeezus' Outtakes Could Be Released This Year

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Kanye West performs on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) | AP

Kanye West went from rarely doing interviews to doing nothing but interviews. In his latest sit down, this time with Power 106 FM, West said five tracks that were recorded for "Yeezus" but not used on the album could find release before the end of 2013.

That revelation is far from surprising. Back in June, following the release of "Yeezus," producer Rick Rubin told Newsweek that West had enough material to warrant two "Yeezus" albums.

"Initially, he thought there were going to be 16 songs on the album. But that first day, before he even asked me to work on it, I said, 'Maybe you should make it more concise. Maybe this is two albums. Maybe this is just the first half,'" Rubin recalled in the interview. "That was one of the first breakthroughs. Kanye was like, 'That's what I came here today to hear! It could be 10 songs!'" (It is.)

West has previewed one new song, "I Am Not Here," during his current tour. Whether that would be among the "Yeezus" outtakes is unclear (listen below starting at 2:49):

In the interview with Power 106, West also discussed his proposal to Kim Kardashian on Oct. 21. Here's the money quote:

"It's a baseball field. If I wanted it to be romantic, I would have went to a small restaurant."

[via Billboard]

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