Earlier this year, it was reported that Mac Miller and Madlib had been working on an unreleased collaborative EP by the name Maclib. At the time the report, Madlib confirmed to have an entire album in his possession, though its ultimate fate remains unknown, given the complexities ten associated with posthumous releases. Naturally, the questions surrounding a new project from Mac were numerous, and Madlib took to his website Rappcats to clear the air, calling it an “EP’s worth music that was supposed to be the start something.”
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Despite the fact that there are no plans to release the EP, Madlib has once again teased fans with a taste the project. During a recent performance at MoMA PS1, Madlib slid an unreleased Mac collaboration into his set, much to the delight fans. Hypebeast has shared some footage the reveal, which finds Mac taking to the sample like a wizened vet. “We’re doing EPs in one day,” he prefaces, his voice triggering bittersweet responses.
Given the nature the recording, it’s difficult to make out the lyrics with clarity. Still, it’s great to hear Mac spitting his unique brand bars once again, a welcome reminder his effortless talent. Rest in peace, Mac Miller. Check out the clip below, originally posted by Hypebeast.