Known for producing Mos Def‘s “Ms. Fat Booty” and the Styles P and Pharoahe Monch hit collaboration “My Life,” Queens, New York veteran has released several acclaimed albums of instrumentals. In the shadow of 2003’s self-released So Many Reasons To Rhyme and 2006’s Listen, the former Marley Marl-via-Tragedy Khadafi protege is planning to release his fourth such album. The release will come September 30, sold digitally through Brooklyn imprint Nature Sounds. The album is titled Drum Machine.

Wednesday, Ayatollah told HipHopDX, “With this instrumental series Drum Machine, I can say I put a lot more time and emotion into
all the beats. This time around I was influenced by a lot of Soul
music, so embrace this music with all you got because this is my way of
telling stories
.” The album features 22 tracks in total.

That same day, September 30, Nature Sounds is also releasing Termanology‘s Politics As Usual.