The Artist: Madvillain (MF DOOM and Madlib)
The Original: 2004's Madvillainy
The Sequel: 2008's Madvillainy 2: The Madlib Remix
The Review: What do you do when you're ready to record a sequel to a classic album but the other half of your duo isn't quite at that point yet? If you're Madlib, you go back and remix your original project and put it out...as the sequel! Listen, we're all for taking creative chances, but this just wasn't a good idea. Could you imagine Illmatic remixed and released as Illmatic 2? Or a whole new batch of beats used to create Biggie's Ready to Die 2? Nice idea for the mixtape circuit—not so nice for the official sequel.