In a new podcast episode, New York Times journalist Jon Caramanica revealed that Kanye told him that he might keep the music streak going by creating 52 records in 52 weeks.
After Caramanica spent a few days with Kanye in Wyoming, post-ye listening event, he published a New York Times profile that touched on many topics, from drug abuse to creating the albums for the G.O.O.D. Music schedule in June. He then recorded an episode of his Popcast podcast with New York Times’ Joe Coscarelli and Reggie Ugwu, and the Ringer‘s Justin Charity to answer questions other readers had regarding his time with Kanye.
One reader emailed, “What was his mood and what was engaging with him like?” To that, Caramanica answered, “He said he wants to get a place in Wyoming. He wants to spend more time there. He told me at one point he wants to make 52 records in 52 weeks. Take that for what you will. But I think he was sensing … there was a little bit of a nostalgia thing happening. A zen for having put out this body of work after sort of building up to it … after a traumatic year and a half.”
The rest of the episode addresses fans’ questions about Kanye’s political views, circumstances that Kanye makes music under, and if ye is underrated.
Other artists including Bump J and Ty Dolla $ign have talked about the possibility of putting out seven-track projects with Kanye previously and there is speculation about similar projects with Valee and Chance The Rapper.
Listen to the full podcast episode above. The comment on Kanye creating 52 albums in 52 weeks comes at the 48:45 mark.
No other update has been made about the 52 albums since Kanye made that statement to Caramanica weeks ago. After a five-week stretch of projects, Kanye doesn’t currently have any other releases announced.