Hardcore rap group M.O.P. recently announced plans to release 'The Foundation,' their first new album in nine years. The Brownsville duo, Billy Danze and Lil Fame, who have been quiet for years due to label issues, claim that their new release will continue where they left off with their 2002 album 'Warriorz.'

Co-executive produced by DJ Premier and featuring production from Nottz, Buckwild, Red Spider, DR Period (who helmed their classic "Ante Up") and of course Fizzy Womack aka Lil Fame, the album sounds like a true return to form.

Though to be fair, we've been promised a new Mash Out Posse album for almost a decade, this time the Brooklyn natives are not only promising one but three new records in the next 12 months.

"I told y'all we we would outlast both George Bushes," Danze said, regarding their two decades of violent rap releases.

In order for 'The Foundation' to see release, Danze and Fame had to find a way out of their 2005 contract with G-Unit Records, who picked them up after Rocafella failed to find a spot for them on their release schedule. Though M.O.P. and G-Unit have allegedly parted ways on good terms, G-Unit will be compensated for their release.

This is the best news we've heard in...9 years.

'The Foundation' will be released on June 30th on E1, formerly known as Koch Records.