After his heartbreaking passing last year, there's finally some good news for Mac Miller fans. According to Theolonious Martin, the Pittsburgh native reportedly has an unreleased album he recorded with Madlib sitting in the vault. Martin broke the news in a recent chat with DJ Booth, claiming Mac and producer Madlib recorded the project early last year.
Martin said he learned about the project at the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, where Madlib played a never-before-heard Miller cut. The producer asked the DJ/rapper if he was sitting on any other unreleased records; Martin said there was "plenty."
"When [Miller and I were] working on 'Guidelines,' he was always excited about all these other songs. He had this Madlib album, called Maclib," Martin told DJBooth. "I opened for Madlib in Chicago last summer, at Pitchfork. So I'm opening for Madlib, and about 15, 20 minutes left in my set, Madlib pulls up. Pete Rock walks up as well. So I'm trying to focus and DJ, and Madlib gets on and 15 minutes into his set he just randomly plays a Mac Miller joint. And I turn to him, I'm like, 'There’s more of these, right?' He’s said, 'Oh, yeah, there's a whole album. Maclib.' What! What! He just kept moving on with his DJ set."
Martin is unsure whether or not we'll hear the project, but hopefully Madlib treats fans to new Mac material sometime soon!