On Wednesday September 14, Brooklyn, New York emcee Masta Ace confirmed, via Twitter, that his collaboration album with MF DOOM is complete. Ace noted that he "handed in" the project, although label and release date information is still pending.
The project is said to be called MA DOOM: Son of Yvonne, playing off of both veteran emcees' names. Earlier this year, reports indicated that the collaboration features productions from DOOM and rhymes from Ace, as the pair leaked "PBS," which reportedly will not be included on the album.
Finally handed in MA_DOOM:Son of Yvonne album! FINALLY!!! Damn!!! Took 4ever to get things finalized. #hurryupandwaitmode
In addition to his present group, EMC, Ace hails from 1980s super-group The Juice Crew, while MF DOOM began his career with KMD. Ace also tweeted that DOOM will not be rhyming on the project.
Fyi never got that DOOM verse unfortunately but still very happy wit it. Getting him on the album woulda been icing but the cake still good
On Monday, Masta Ace also confirmed an upcoming 10th anniversary release of Disposable Arts, featuring new recordings of songs from the album with a live band. That project, said to be released through Fat Beats Records, has yet to be given a release date.
Previously, Masta Ace released a collaborative effort with Edo G (2009's Arts & Entertainment), while DOOM has produced albums by John Robinson and MF Grimm.
UPDATE: Masta Ace confirmed today, via Twitter, that MA DOOM: Son of Yvonne is planned for November release.
UPDATE #2: Masta Ace revealed on Twitter that the beats on MA DOOM: Son of Yvonne are from MF DOOM's Special Herbs series. Between 2001 and 2005, DOOM released 10 volumes of Special Herbs on numerous labels, including High Times Records, Nature Sounds Records, Shaman Work Records, Female Fun Records, and DOOM's own Metal Face Records. Some of these tracks were also used on John Robinson's 2009 album, Who Is This Man?
(September 21, 2011)
UPDATE #3: According to leading Hip Hop retailer UndergroundHipHop.com, Masta Ace & MF DOOM's MA DOOM: Son Of Yvonne will release on July 17, 2012 on Fat Beats Records.
UPDATE #4: Masta Ace & DOOM's MA DOOM: Son of Yvonne is available for full stream via Spotify. Listen to the album in its entirety below.