GZA has announced that he'll be releasing a new this year called Dark Matter. No details on when it will be released - or whether it's the same audio-visual project that he spoke about last year that he supposedly stopped work on Liquid Swords 2: The Return of the Shadowboxer for - but if the press release is anything to go by, it should be pretty interesting.

“I recently met with quantum physicists who deepened my interest in the cosmos and gave me further inspiration for this next album... I want to take my listeners on a journey through deep space and deconstruct the idea of science fiction.”

If it was anybody else we'd be claiming that "deconstruct the idea of science fiction" was a euphemism, but considering he's currently got a bunch of rap lectures lined up for the end of the month, and is set to perform with Grupo Fantasma and Bad Brains on a few shows too - we have a feeling he's being deadly serious. serious.