Madlib’s current preview of a Mac Miller collaboration and a DJBooth interview with producer Thelonious Martin have sparked questions on a undertaking titled MacLib. In response, Madlib’s web site Rappcats has posted an replace to offer some readability.
Eothen “Egon” Alapatt, Madlib’s longtime enterprise associate, confirmed the acclaimed producer and Miller recorded an EP — not a whole album as Martin advised DJBooth. He additionally stated, “There are not any official plans to launch the EP.”
“What exists is what the 2 had initially meant – an EP’s value of music that was alleged to be the beginning of one thing,” Egon wrote. “The finish level wasn’t deliberate out and even mentioned. The concept was to create for creation’s sake.”
We’ve been getting a variety of questions concerning the @MacMiller/@madlib collab, so I attempted to succinctly inform the story because it actually unfolded @rappcats – https://t.co/X8MPrfoSxj pic.twitter.com/2duhcxB575
— Egon (@nowagain) March 19, 2019
According to Egon, Miller acquired a batch of Madlib beats and started to create songs in 2015. In 2016, the 2 determined to make an EP. Their collaborations continued all through 2017.
The MacLib title was additionally revealed to easily be a placeholder.
“And that identify, MacLib? Like Jaylib, it was simply within the metadata of one of many recordsdata he despatched over,” Egon wrote. “‘MacLib – Number four’ it learn. The tune nonetheless doesn’t have an official title.”
For now, it seems the late rapper’s loss of life has halted any doable launch of his work with Madlib.
Miller handed away on September eight, 2018. Madlib is about to launch one other collaborative album with Freddie Gibbs later this yr.