MF DOOM was working on a Madvillainy sequel before his death

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The follow-up was “85% done”.

Last week, Peanut Butter Wolf – founder of Stones Throw Records – revealed on the Juan Ep is Dead podcast that MF DOOM was working on a sequel to Madvillainy. The acclaimed album, produced with Madlib, was released in 2004. Its follow-up was close to completion when the artist passed away.

“DOOM was always telling me ‘It’s 85% done, it’s 85% done.’ That was the magic number,” Wolf said. DOOM reportedly sent Wolf 11 tracks in 2009, and held off on releasing the sequel as “a few more songs” needed to be finished.

Wolf added, “I got a little frustrated, and I was just like, you know, ‘It’s gonna happen when it’s gonna happen.’ I don’t wanna be the guy to force creativity or anything.”

The label head has permission from DOOM’s family to release the sequel. He went on to say he’s unsure as to whether the tracks will be publicly released.

The late artist was also working on a joint EP with Flying Lotus. The Brainfeeder producer recently tweeted: “I hate to say this but we were actually working on an EP. There were more songs that I haven’t even heard.”

DOOM died on 31 October, and the news was confirmed by his family on New Year’s Eve. His wife, Jasmine, wrote: “Thank you for showing how not to be afraid to love and be the best person I could ever be. My world will never be the same without you.”


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(via NME)