While the rest of the world is still reeling from the fantastic work that Madlib did with Freddie Gibbs on 'Pinata', he's moved on to new projects. On 9 September he'll be releasing a new album titled The Beats, an instrumental affair that includes 10 previously unheard songs from the producer, all used in the Stones Throw documentary Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton. You can pre-order it over at Stones Throw's website, and read a statement about it below. He's also shared a new cut from that album titled 'Cue 4'.

The Beats contains 10 tracks of instrumental hip-hop created for the Stones Throw film Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton. This is Madlib's first original soundtrack and first 10-inch vinyl release.

This album is being issued with two different sleeves (girls on one, skull & bong on the other) each wrapped with a custom, removable card, designed in the style of the Boss SP-303 sampler.

Photos by Shayna Batya, Design by Jeff Jank.