DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill fame has confirmed a special two-song project featuring DOOM will arrive on Friday (June 29). Ahead of the collabs, Muggs shared the first taste of the album in the form of “Death Wish” featuring Freddie Gibbs and Kool G Rap.
The track is included on a new concept album called Assassination Day, which will arrive via Soul Assassins Records on August 3.
— Soul Assassins (@SoulAssassins) June 22, 2018
Muggs teased the project last December with an Instagram photo featuring a black-and-white drawing of what appeared to be Mugs and MetalFace.
The veteran producer just dropped the Frozen Angels EP with Meyhem Lauren and is also crafting Cypress Hill’s forthcoming album Elephants On Acid. The project is expected to arrive this fall.
🐘ELEPHANTS ON ACID🐘 Coming this fall 🐘Produced by MUGGS 🐘I wanted to create a record that gives you the experience of tripping without doing any drugs I want to open the mind. You need a touch of madness 2 create a masterpiece & you can’t have a masterpiece without madness pic.twitter.com/jfe2dWSSXj
— Soul Assassins (@SoulAssassins) June 20, 2018
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Another day, another possible DOOM collab (maybe). On Wednesday (December 27), DJ Muggs posted an Instagram photo featuring a black-and-white drawing of what appears to be the Cypress Hill vet and MetalFace aka DOOM. Although only a fraction of the body is shown, DOOM’s signature mask is partially visible.
The photo was captioned, “2018 #soulassassins #djmuggs #bnardartwork.”
Soul Assassins — a collective of Hip Hop artists and graphic designers — was formed by Muggs in 1992 and includes Dilated Peoples, Prophets of Rage, La Coka Nostra and GZA. On the producer side, The Alchemist and House of Pain’s DJ Lethal are also members. The hashtag “#bnardartwork” indicates the work of freelance illustrator Bernard Rollins, who also did the art for WestsideDOOM.
The enigmatic DOOM appears to be working on collaborations with several people lately. He donated his skills to Bishop Nehru’s upcoming Elevators: Act I & II project and recently worked with Westside Gunn on the WestsideDOOM collab.
Meanwhile, DJ Muggs released his Gems From The Equinox album with Meyhem Lauren in October and appears to be keeping busy. Earlier this month, he posted another photo with the caption, “It’s Been real NY – JUST DID 10 songs in 3 days with one of your all time favorite artists announcement coming soon this one gonna blow your wig.”