Release date - 2/4/21 The VILLAIN was laying low on the fog shrouded Tin Islands when Bishop’s X-Wing crashed into his swamp. It was April 2013, and that’s a metaphor for Bishop’s first meeting with DOOM before a show at the 100 Club. The future collaborators were booked to play in the tiny ancient jazz venue with Ghostface Killah that night. A month earlier Bishop had been co-signed on stage at SXSW by Nas. There was mad anticipation for his next project. Stakes were high. At the 100 Club, VILLAIN saw what Nas had seen, a real MC. In the months that followed Metal Fingers sent Bishop Yousendit links to fold- ers of beats and Bishop laid down bars. The two worked remotely and then fol- lowed up with sessions in the studio.Amongst many swell reviews the mini-al- bum caught a lot of criticism. Not least because it was so short, just 32 minutes. To mark the 5th anniversary, we’ve reduced the running time to 27 minutes. PRODUCERS: Metal Fingers DOOM: All tracks except 9. MADVILLAINZ: 9 Tracks: Intro / Om Feat. Mf Doom / Means The Most / So Alone / Coming For You / Darkness / Caskets Feat. Mf Doom / Great Things Feat. Mf Doom / Disas- trous Feat. Madvillianz. Label: LEX RECORDS Cat. no: LEX099LPRX Format: 12”EP Barcode: 878390006335