While the most recent word from Madlib on his joint EP with the late Mac Miller was that there were "no official plans" for a release, we now have footage of another potential track being teased for a select group of extremely fortunate people.
During his MoMA PS1 set over the weekend, Madlib pulled a not-yet-released Mac Miller track out of his vaults. This latest tease comes just a few months after Madlib played a Mac x Thundercat collab during a DJ set in San Diego.
And thanks to a Reddit tip, here's better footage of the teased track, which some fans have started calling "Front Door":
In March, a post shared to Madlib's official site added some context to the project, noting that recording sessions for "an EP's worth of music" began with both artists wanting to "create for creation's sake" back in 2015.
"The two ate tacos at Eagle Rock's Cacao Mexicatessen and discussed ideas," the post said of this era. "Madlib played one of Mac's tracks in July of 2016 at a European festival and Egon texted Mac to tell him, 'Whaaat what song why isn't there any video evidence!!!' was the reply. Followed by 'Let's do an EP.'"
The name often used by fans when referring to the project, MacLib, merely stems from metadata.
Also over the weekend, Lil Wayne paid tribute to Mac Miller during his blink-182 tour stop in Burgettstown. "We lose our geniuses way too soon," Wayne told the crowd before launching into "Drop the World," per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Madlib, meanwhile, just dropped the excellent Bandana with Freddie Gibbs.