We’re so far behind on the screenplay it ain’t even funny, so we need to jet early today and focus on revising Act Three’s supremely clunky dialogue. We’re thus gonna leave you with a somewhat oddball NtHWS Extra: The promotional trailer for Madlib’s absolutely essential Beat Konducta in India. Yeah, it may seem like a stretch, seeing as how the Bollywood samples here come from films made a good three decades after Now the Hell Will Start‘s main narrative ends, but we insist there’s a connection. That’s because we were first exposed to a pre-release version of this album while slogging away on the book’s second draft, and it helped us get through the hard times. The track “Masala,” in particular, is something that played on our neural soundtrack a thousand times while refining the myriad jungle chase scenes.
It’s also the first song we listened to upon learning of Microkhan Jr.’s imminent arrival on Spaceship Earth, so it’s got some additional meaning ’round headquarters. In combination with several Jamesons, it definitely helped soothe our panic.