Paul McCartney Says Kanye West Was “More Cerebral” Than John Lennon

The legendary member of The Beatles talks about the time he recorded some hit records with Chicago rapper Kanye West.

(AllHipHop News) Paul McCartney and Kanye West vowed not to tell anyone they were making music together – in case the sessions didn’t work out.

The pair penned the track “FourFiveSeconds,” which they recorded and released in 2016 with Rihanna to commercial success.

In an interview with British singer/songwriter, Gary Barlow, for U.K. radio program “Gary Barlow Meets Sir Paul McCartney” – as part of the BBC’s Radio 2 Beatles celebration – The Beatles musician confessed he wasn’t sure the sessions would be a success.

“What happened was I got word that Kanye wanted to work with me. So I just thought, ‘Well, you know, I love his stuff so, here goes nothing’,” Sir Paul McCartney said. “So we did some secret sessions and we both said if it doesn’t work out we just won’t tell anyone!”

The musician revealed the pair worked on three tracks in total – “Only One,” which he called “a real nice song”, and one called “All Day,” for which he gave the rapper a riff from an old song he’d been working on.

Paul added the sessions with the Yeezy mogul differed from those with his Fab Four bandmate John Lennon, which he described as “more cerebral,” explaining: “It was just talking and thinking and me plonking away a little bit.

“And you record everything and he takes it away and kind of does stuff with it and just a month or so later, he sent back this record.”

The BBC Radio 2 celebrations are in honor of the 50th anniversary of the band’s seminal Abbey Road album, which has been remastered and will be reissued, along with 23 bonus recordings and demos, on 27 September.