Madlib and MF Doom are outstanding artists who make up the hip hop superduo that is Madvillain and are very productive artists who put out music on a perpetual basis. I hear Madlib makes beats 24/7. Nonstop. He has a sampler in every room of his house. Meanwhile, MF Doom has his house rigged with mics on every room and every corner. Basically, his house is a giant vocal recording room. But, even with there hard work, they have yet to release a proper sequel to the original masterpiece, Madvillainy. It has been nearly 5 years since the release, and few updates have been said about the sophmore release. Maybe it’s the clicheic artistic excuse of not wanting to ruin a classic album that has slowed down progress? We will only find out when the album finally comes out if the long wait has soured people’s taste.
Meanwhile, to hold off the anger of the backpack internet hip hop listeners, Stones Throw Records, have announced a reworking project of the original Madvillain album. Called Madvillainy 2, Madlib reworked the entire album to his new liking. Notice the use of rework rather than remix. Typical of the Madlib fashion, he entirely put together the album with the intent purpose of being listened to while on a plane ride to Tokyo.
Though the album is available now for $9.99, a super edition box set wont be shipped til September. It will include the cd, a t-shirt, an original unreleased track on a 7inch, a casette tape demo of the leaked original album, and a comic book continuation of the “All Caps” commercial. Not bad for $125. Go check it here and wipe the saliva of your mouth.
[all images courtesy of http://www.stonesthrow.com]