MF DOOM/Ghostface Killah Joint Album Finally Underway, Label Says

Over the weekend fans of MF DOOM and Ghostface Killah were pleasantly surprised to learn a new record from the duo entitled, “Victory Laps (Madvillain Remix),” leaked online and on radio, seemingly out of nowhere. XXLMag.com dialed up Devin Horwitz of Nature Sounds Records, DOOM’s partners with his own label, Metalface Records, to find out what the song signifies about the MC’s long delayed collaborative album.

According to Horwitz, five years since the two first announced joining forces, they have finally reconnected, and are currently prepping the release an LP for sometime very soon under the guise DOOMSTARKS. “The guys regrouped just this year and really started fine tuning and really trying to hone it in to make this thing a reality,” Horowitz told XXL. “I think just recently it really clicked for both of them what this project could be and how important it was really for the fans.”

Apparently most of the material for the project is already complete. The first record from the as-yet-untitled album (it is uncertain if it will still be called Swift & Changeable as initially intended), will be the original version of “Victory Laps,” which is set to come out next week. On July 26, both the original and remix of the song will be available on iTunes along with instrumentals from both versions.

Horwitz says that although the disc is as a collaborative effort, DOOM is responsible for overseeing everything, as well as producing all of the tracks. But not to worry, Ghost will appear almost every song on the album, except for one or two cuts.

Stay tuned to XXLMag.com for more information on DOOMSTARKS. —Jesse Gissen

  • http://twitter.com/SLOTCHMUSIC ms_spittuh

    FUCKIN FINALLY MAN!!!! =D

  • Jah The God

    That’s what i’m talking about….

  • Doobie42

    finally! something in hip hop i give a shit about

  • HipHop

    Could be the first TRUE classic of this decade.

  • ijunor

    cant wait for this to drop.long time coming

  • Austin

    Yes.
    Need news on some fresh Madvillain.
    That would REALLY make me excited.
    It’d be pretty tight if DOOM randomly double-released a Madvillainy sequel and Swift and Changeable around the same time.

  • Freestyle Fletcher

    Fuck that shit. Ghostface is way to nice on the mic to be working with such pitiful trash ass doom. mf doom is a sloppy mumbo jumbo spitting grandpa rapper with no flow. He should just make the beats and let Ghost spit. FUCK doom.