Charlie Wilson has worked with Kanye West on a ton of Yeezy's songs — on both My Dark Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Yeezus — and now, it seems, Kanye is ready to return the favor. According to the former Gap Band frontman, Kanye will be producing his upcoming record this year.
"Kanye and myself, we started already — Kanye is starting on a new record for me," Wilson told MTV News. "Kanye is one of the greatest rapper/producers that we have. He's a little controversial, yeah, but he's still a genius at that in the studio. He wants to produce me, so we'll see how that goes. He's been asking for a while and I've just been busy. Real busy. I know Pharrell [Williams] wants to get in. And Justin Timberlake."
Timberlake and Skateboard P performed with Wilson during the 2013 BET Awards, where Wilson was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Wilson said that the record will likely be done in the spring of 2014, but wouldn't reveal any more details. He's currently touring in support of 2013's Love, Charlie and his new single "I Still Have You," which will be featured in "The Best Man Holiday" film and soundtrack, out this November.
Wilson has also been making the late-night rounds with Kanye, performing their Yeezus single "Bound 2" on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" and "Later... With Jools Holland." "I'm enjoying it," Wilson said of the experience. "Kanye featuring Uncle Charlie right now. It's kind of cool."
He continued: "I love going in the studio. I like Kanye in the studio. He's very, very understandable about the music. When he wants to write something, put his finger on the pulse, he really do know how to do that. Now, when he don't want to do that — don't want to have radio records — he don't do that either. Me, I'll always love to have radio records."
We'll just have to see what kind of "radio records" Wilson and Kanye cook up come 2014.