I know, I know, we've all heard this one before, but this time the promises sound especially hopeful. DOOM recently told HipHopDX and XXL that the new record from Madvillain, his project with Madlib, is on its way. "The second Madvillain album is almost done", he told XXL. "That'll be done this year."
This would be the official sequel to 2004's beloved Madvillainy, which has been in the works for years now. The only real evidence we've seen thus far is a brief sampling of tracks called "Avalanche" and "Victory Lap" from a Stones Throw podcast from back in 2011. Back in 2009, Stones Throw said that Madlib will produce every track, and TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek and Mos Def are also involved.
DOOM also told XXL that the album from DOOMSTARKS, his collaborative project with Ghostface, is also coming (but after the new Madvillain record). Here's hoping.
Watch the video for "Guv'nor" from JJ DOOM, DOOM's other-other-other new project: