To coincide with the launch of the brand new Stones Throw online store Egon, PBW and the rest of the set have put together what is in an incredible Madvillain package that will only be available through the website. I thought it would be best to use their copy as it says it best. Oh yeah, and get your hands on those Parra t-shirts as with the way how that man's career is going at the moment they could be worth something in a few years. I've also chosen Pearls off the album for all of you to listen as it is by far and away my favourite cut off the album. Enjoy.
Madvillainy 2: The Box
Some might say its sacrilege to revisit a classic album like Madvillainy. You know, like George Lucas messing around with Star Wars and digitally inserting Jabba The Hut rapping with Han Solo. But Madlib’s never been one to respect convention - and he made this one for headphone listening while on a ten-hour plane ride to Tokyo. But this reworking (we hate to say remix) was so good that, after we sat with it for a while, we decided that we had to make it available.
Yeah, we’re waiting for the new Madvillain too. Every once in a while we hear from DOOM, and he tells us he’s getting closer. Madlib still sends him beat CDs. DOOM always remembers our birthdays. But, we don’t have the sequel, and we know every nuance of Madvillainy. So we’ve been bumping this album while we’re patiently waiting. And it’s been good. Like visiting with a friend who you haven’t seen in years and remembering why you were friends to begin with.
So now you get a chance to get in on it too.
This album will only be available through our website - we just launched our own store. You know, cut out the middleman, fuck the establishment.... That type of vibe. So here we are, saying: “We’ve got something special. And we’re going to sell it to you in a big ass box full of cool ass shit that you won’t be able to get anywhere else.”
We’re manufacturing based on pre-orders. If you order it, you’re guaranteed to get one. If you decide to wait, well, you might not. These things are difficult and expensive to make. That’s why we’re selling them for a lot of money. And you’ve noticed the ship date right? They’re going to take a while to manufacture. So you’ll have to wait a little while. We’ll do everything we can to beat that ship date, but that’s a guaranteed date. If we don’t ship on September 15th, Peanut Butter Wolf will DJ at your house for you. Any day except Tuesday.
Madvillainy “2” The Box
$125 plus shipping
Pre-order: until August 15th
Ship date: September 15th
Pre-order today from here.
THE BOX: 12x13x3 inches. Wrapped in silver like a mask.
7-INCH: “One Beer (Drunk Version)” Madlib's original 2004 version, lost until recently on the floor of his Bomb Shelter studio. If you saw the studio you'd understand.
CASSETTE: The Madvillainy Demo Tape. 12 tracks, 36 minutes. This is the first and only official release of the infamous Madvillain demo that “leaked into cyberspace,” while the album was still in progress, as DOOM alludes to in the lyrics of “Rhinestone Cowboy.”
COMIC BOOK: Meanwhile... the continuation of the All Caps video, included with the CD.
T-SHIRT: Nominated. Best Rolled L's. Madvillain shirt.
CD: Madvillainy “2” The Madlib Remix. 25 tracks.
Madvillain - Pearls
Madvillain - All Caps directed by James Reitano