Earlier this week, the much-lauded Stones Throw Records released a digital single from Dilla Ghost Doom. Three instantly recognized names in the hip-hop world, even in truncated form, collide for a frustratingly tantalizing posthumous glimpse into what might have been a fully realized project had we not lost the great J-Dilla at such a young age. Combining two of the instrumentals from Dilla’s excellent Donuts, MF DOOM and Ghostface Killah both lay down awesome performances (as is to be expected). The guitar-driven psych-hop of “Sniper Elite” (originally “Anti-American Graffiti”) is the perfect space for DOOM’s off-kilter drawl, while the dark, NYC-on-hallucinogens of “Murder Goons” (Donuts‘ “Geek Down”) finds Ghostface reppin’ Staten Island with typical ferocity and quick-witted bravado.
The Sniperlite digital single gives you the two standalone tracks plus the as-intended combined version for just $3… better cop that shit while ya can.
Buy: Download it from the Stones Throw Records online store.
Stones Throw also announced that they will be releasing a special boxed set for a complete reworking of Madvillainy by Madlib. These sets will be exclusively available at their webstore and produced according to pre-order demand. Includes the 25-track remix album, a cassette of the original Madvillain demo tape, and a lot more. The full details from Stones Throw after the jump.
Download: Madvillain – Boulder Holder
CD Madvillainy “2” The Madlib Remix. 25 tracks. Read more below.
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.”
T-SHIRT Nominated. Best Rolled L’s. Madvillain shirt.
COMIC BOOK Meanwhile… the continuation of the All Caps video, included with the CD.
THE BOX 12x13x3 inches. Wrapped in silver like a mask.
At $125, it’s not exactly cheap… but it sure sounds awesome. They are accepting pre-orders through August 15th, so if you want one you gotta order up pretty quick. If you’re broke, but still want to check out the remix album, it’s available as an mp3 download for just $10.