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MF DOOM and Jay Electronica Finally Release Their Fire Collaboration “True Lightyears”

Two of hip hop’s most elusive lyricists have joined forces. That’s right: MF DOOM just dropped a new track called “True Lightyears” as part of his weekly Adult Swim series The Missing Notebook of Rhymes, trading verses with Jay Electronica.

Over a steady groove, Jay Elec drops bars that remind us why his album is still highly anticipated: “Here’s a jewel son, be yourself / Quit looking like someone else / Get your dignity off the shelf / The true Jedi code is stealth / Stay in tune with whatever else.”

The song is actually a KMD record that will be featured on the revived group’s upcoming album Crack In Time, the group’s first release since Black Bastards dropped in 2001. Whispers about the existence of “True Lightyears” began spreading last year, when DOOM previewed the track during a performance at SXSW. It popped up online last May before being quickly wiped from the Internet.

Stream “True Lightyears” below and check out our behind-the-scenes look at the project here.

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