Madlib performed at MoMa PS1 in Queens alongside his Bandana collaborator Freddie Gibbs, Pardison Fontaine and others over the weekend. As part of his set, the veteran producer unveiled an unreleased collaboration with the late Mac Miller much to the delight of his audience.
“I’m doing EP’s in one day/Sober right now but I’ll be back by Sunday,” Miller spits at the top of the first verse.
Although it’s unclear where exactly the song originates, it’s possible it comes from Maclib, Miller’s nearly mythical joint EP with Madlib.
In February, Thelonious Martin appeared to let the cat out of the bag during an interview with DJ Booth.
“So I’m trying to focus and DJ, and Madlib gets on and 15 minutes into his set he just randomly plays a Mac Miller joint,” Martin said. “And I turn to him, I’m like, ‘There’s more of these, right?’ He’s said, ‘Oh, yeah, there’s a whole album. Maclib.’
“What! What! He just kept moving on with his DJ set. If Madlib decides to bless the world with that project, he should.”
This is the second Miller collaboration Madlib has teased this year. In March, he played a snippet of a track featuring the Pittsburgh-bred artist and his good friend Thundercat during a set at Music Box in San Diego.
Miller died on September 7, 2018 from a drug overdose, sending shockwaves through the Hip Hop community. He was 26.