Legendary songwriter Sir Paul McCartney has open up about his past collaborations with rapper Kanye West. McCartney has so far featured on three of Kanye’s tracks titled ‘All Day’, ‘Only One’, and ‘FourFiveSeconds’.
Sir Paul McCartney is one of the greatest songwriters the world has ever known, and has enjoyed an illustrious career since the early 1960s. Over the years, Sir Paul has collaborated with some of the most high profile musicians in pop, including: Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash, and George Michael.
One of the former Beatles most recent collaborations was with hip hop hero Kanye West. In a recent FaceBook live interview, McCartney opened up about working with West, explaining: “I got a phone call and my manager said, ‘Kanye West would like to work with you.’ And I go, ‘Yeah, we’ll do it.’ I was a little bit nervous at first, because I thought it could go horribly wrong. But I was intrigued to see what he was up to and how he did it.”
He continued: “And it was a very intriguing process,” “You basically don’t write songs. You basically just talk and noodle a bit and you record it all on your phone. And then he goes away. And that’s basically his record. But it was great doing it because I don’t work like that.”
McCartney went on to compare Kanye’s experimental writing style to The Beatles, during the Sgt. Peppers project. Speaking about his Kanye / Rihanna collaboration ‘FourFiveSeconds’, McCartney added: “I didn’t really hear anything but ‘Hey, bro, what’s going on?’ But I’m thinking, should I say, ‘Did we write a song? Will a record come out of this?’ Anyway, this arrives and it’s a Rihanna song… I said, ‘This is great! I have to ring up and say, ‘Am I on this?’ And he goes, ‘Oh, yeah. You’re the guitar player.’ I go, ‘I don’t remember.’ And he said, ‘We sped it up.’