Posted 17 November 2013 - 08:33 PM
The whole sorry saga:
09/2009 - Videos of Mos Def chilling with DOOM/rapping Meat Grinder from memory surface, Yasin confirms his involvement in the MV sequel, goes on to perform with DOOMposters (almost bought a ticket to the DOOM/Mos show at Nokia Theater in NYC in Jan '10, but it was cancelled), stops speaking about the project by mid-'10.
10/2009 - J. Rocc on East Village Radio gives us snippets of Savior Beans, Avalanche, and Untitled #1 ("I sip a hot tea, watching Archie flip on Meathead"), blowing minds after a 4 year dry-spell following Monkey Suite.
12/2009 - J. Rocc on BBC 1XTRA plays longer version of Savior Beans, further cementing the illusion of an almost-complete project.
Early 2010 - Travis 911 snippet leaks, Stones Throw carpet-bombs internet in response.
05/2010 - Papermill is put out for Adult Swim Singles with the cryptic explanation "Papermill is the first release from the new MV album which DOOM & Madlib began recording in 2009" (A few weeks before, Madlib does those few little Adult Swim interviews, confirms Mos Def has recorded a dope verse for the project)
01/2011 - PBW's "ST 2011" podcast, advertised as "mix of current & ongoing projects", hits us with a snippet of Avalanche for the second time and cock-teases Victory Laps as a MV track, which was subsequently snatched up by Nature Sounds and labelled the only complete single from the (also potentially imaginary) DOOMSTARKS LP. This mix-up, if that's what it was, is never fully explained.
11/2013 - The Madlib invades BBC 1XTRA and drops the full length version of Avalanche (with minimal obnoxious radio SFX), and Untitled #2 ("Yeah, yeah, cheers/chug a few of these hot beers"), just enough to stoke the fires for another 2 years, at which time J Rocc will be dispatched to a radio station in a foreign nation and leak another partial song and the HQ version of Savior Beans.
Where my numerologists at to decipher this and extrapolate the release date? 2021?