After contributing guest vocals for many of Kanye West‘s songs, including on Kanye’s recent Yeezus album, Charlie Wilson has tapped the rapper to produce his next album, due out next year.
“Kanye and myself, we started already — Kanye is starting on a new record for me,” the 60-year-old R&B veteran told MTV News. “Kanye is one of the greatest rapper/producers that we have. He’s a little controversial, yeah, but he’s still a genius at that in the studio. He wants to produce me, so we’ll see how that goes. He’s been asking for a while and I’ve just been busy. Real busy. I know Pharrell [Williams] wants to get in. And Justin Timberlake.”
Uncle Charlie adds that he’s “enjoying” working with West and says the entire experience is “kind of cool.”
“I love going in the studio. I like Kanye in the studio. He’s very, very understandable about the music,” Wilson explained. “When he wants to write something, put his finger on the pulse, he really do know how to do that. Now, when he don’t want to do that — don’t want to have radio records — he don’t do that either. Me, I’ll always love to have radio records.”
The follow-up to the singer’s 2013 effort, Love, Charlie, should be completed in the spring of 2014. In the meantime, fans can catch the former Gap Band frontman on tour — head to his official website for a list of concert dates.
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