I'd be surprised if any of them were released before ~April/May... (Boy, I sure hope I'm wrong... )
Sad to say that I think you're right... I'll be the first in line to hippity-high-five the Thester for holding down PL70, but I do think it's hard to juggle the tour AND the biz AND the PUTS AND the family. I hope that, after the tour, he does a bit of tweaking and "oils the PL70 machine" as it were... you know: get a release schedule posted up, maybes some "assembly line" action, etc.
Looking forward to the DJ Day album, definitely, and everything else you listed... I still hope there'll be a limited edition PUTS brew sometime.
btw, thes has said before that 10 is the magic number of albums for him and double before they consider semi-retirement.
question: with 8 albums already out, would you rather have the last 2 sooner than later, or see the P drag it out for as long as possible? i'd prefer the latter just so it keeps them touring and releasing singles here and there longer.
Here's a quote out of the after-show hang-out from the last time they were in S.F.:
(Sactown: ) Well, since you been through all of it, when’s the autobiography coming out? Selling that on PL70…
(Thes One: ) Uh, still got a couple more albums in us before that happens.
(eightbitbreaks: ) Not done yet!
(Sactown: ) Hell yeah, I hope you guys got a lot more albums left in you, but…
(Thes One: ) Ten’s the magic number.
(Double K: ) That’s a magic f*ckin’ number, man.
(Sactown: ) Well, but you guys aren’t talkin’ retirement, though… I mean, you’ll still keep going if 10 is rockin’ f*ckin’…
(Thes One: ) I’m just sayin’… after that… let’s just get to 10, you know?
(Sactown: ) Yeah, that’s the milestone…
(Double K: ) Then after that? You know what we’ll do? We’ll do something new, see where it goes…
(Thes One: ) But that was always like… we used to say after the second album… we never even thought about 10. But now, 10 is like…
(Sactown: ) It’s attainable.
(Thes One: ) Yeah, it’s crazy.
I'm still just thinking that it's crazy they've even made it to eight... how many hip-hop groups (or really ANYONE) have done that without completely sucking after a while? I can even think of a "low-point" in their catalog.