Another posthumous Mac Miller album is apparently on the way.
During an in-depth discussion about Talib Kweli and Madlib‘s recently released joint album, Liberation 2, the California-bred musician-beatmaker made a revelation that is sure to excite Mac Miller‘s legion of loyal fans. Madlib announced that he is currently putting the final touches on an upcoming collab project with the late member of the 2011 XXL Freshman Class, an offering that the Bandana producer says has been given the go-ahead from Mac’s estate.
“Is that the same [Mac Miller] project that was mentioned years ago after he passed that was never released?” Sway asked around the 5:27-mark in the video below as Madlib confirmed the news. “So the estate is down now?”
As everyone in the room clapped and cheered in excitement, Madlib replied, “Yeah, they’re down.”
From there, Sway connected the dots by pointing out the fact that an unreleased Mac Miller verse was actually featured on Talib Kweli and Madlib‘s Liberation 2 album, to which point Talib shed some light on how the song “Right to Love Us” all came together.
Talk of the upcoming Mac Miller and Madlib album in question first came to light back in 2019, about five months after the Swimming MC tragically died of a drug overdose in September of 2018. In an interview with DJ Booth at the time, Mac Miller‘s dear friend, producer Thelonius Martin, let it slip that Malcolm and Madlib made an album called Maclib together that was yet to be released.
However, about one month later, Madlib confirmed that Maclib did in fact exist only to explain in a statement that there were no set plans to drop the project as of March of 2019. According to Fader, Madlib‘s official statement has since been deleted from the producer’s website.
While it hasn’t been determined as to whether or not the upcoming album will remain with the title Maclib, the joint effort with Madlib will mark Mac Miller‘s second posthumous LP following Circles, which was released by Mac’s estate in January of 2020.