Producer Rick Rubin asked me to help facilitate an idea he had to combine two existing songs into one song, which would later become the lead single, “Bound.” This was a tricky task as both songs had massive track counts, midi data, tempo maps, and tons of plugin and mix automation, all of which needed to remain intact. Phew – it worked! And I got to stick around a few more days to record Kanye’s vocals and get to know him and his crew. He’s really nice!
June 18, 2013 – Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings
Debuted at number one on Billboard 200; Best album of 2013 (The Guardian, The A.V. Club, Stereogum, Pigeons and Planes, TIME, Complex)