Speaking to Ultimate Classic Rock, the producer revealed that he had worked with Kanye on his DONDA album for over a year and amassed “three albums worth of stems on his computer”.
He recalled that he was first put in touch with West via the rappers long-time collaborator, 88-keys.
However, overtime Rundgren said that he grew frustrated with West because the rapper rarely provided any feedback and kept adding “junk” to his album.
“When it got into the homestretch in July. I just said, ‘That’s enough for me. I have no idea whether any of this is being used.’ You don’t get much feedback from him regarding what it is,” he said.
“If I can contribute something, fine. If I can’t, just let me know. I’m out of here. There’s so much junk in that record!”, he added.
Rundgren also claimed that Kanye rushed his DONDA album so that he could release it before Drake’s Certified Lover Boy.
“He was too afraid that Drake would one-up him. So he hurried up and released the album the weekend before Drake could get his out,” he said.
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