Updated: Quasimoto, Madlib’s Alter-Ego, Announces New Album With Eric B & Rakim in 2017
Quasi joins Eric B and Rakim in announcing a long-awaited comeback
UPDATE: Rakim’s manager set us straight and said the story is “completely false” and any talk of a reunion is “premature, exaggerated and unauthorized.”
Over the weekend, Eric B and Rakim cryptically announced their official comeback, and could be releasing music for the first time together since 1992’s Don’t Sweat the Technique. Today, it appears Madlib, by way of his rapping alter-ego Quasimoto, is a part of that equation.
On Instagram, Quasi announced “the reformation of Eric B, Rakim and Quas. New album and tour in 2017.” To make his announcement, Quasi drew himself into the artwork for Eric B and Rakim’s 1988 Follow the Leader album, using his storied furry animation to represent his inclusion in the duo’s comeback plans.
While the Paid in Full team have already begun crowd-sourcing ideas for their forthcoming tour, details aren’t as accessible for Quasi’s plans for the future. Whatever happens, he’s got a solid track record to work off of, taking the last couple years into consideration. He produced Freddie Gibbs’ Pinata album, a critically-acclaimed 2014 release, and has done recent work with Kanye West on The Life of Pablo.
Quasi last released an album in 2005, The Further Adventures of Lord Quas.