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¡Mayday! Announces Release Date for New Album Take Me To Your Leader

No doubt, those ¡Mayday! homies ain't afraid to hustle.

As we here at Crossfade reported last Thursday, the 305's raddest hip-hop collective is already prepping for Tech N9ne's Hostile Takeover tour, an insane sked of 90 shows in 99 days with Machine Gun Kelly, Krizz Kaliko, Prozak, and Stevie Stone.

But apparently, three solid months of road work is no big thang. So while Bernz, Wrekonize, Plex Luthor, Gianni Ca$h, Mr. L.T. Hopkins, and Nonymous are frantically packing their bags full of clean clothes, killer shades, and "emergency music supplies," they're also slamming together the final tracks for Take Me to Your Leader, their debut album on Tech's Strange Music label.

Just today, the band blasted its official Take Me to Your Leader trailer across the internets. And the clip picks up the ¡Mayday! story where 2009's concept album, Stuck on an Island, left off.

"Crash landed in the middle of fucking nowhere," an unseen narrator explains via voiceover while Bernz flees at top speed across the apocalyptic landscape. "Been stuck on this island, eluded famine, escaped the savages ... And now we're back."

There are gas masks, trashed alleys, and other ominous ¡Mayday!-style urban sci-fi stuff. But most importantly, this 73-second vid reveals the street date -- March 27 -- for the six-dude rap crew's new record.

And according to the video, the fresh slab's tracklist (lead single "Death March," "Badlands," "TNT," "Due in June," etc.) will be studded with guest spots from "Tech N9ne, Ace Hood, Dead Prez, Murs, Del the Funky Homosapien, Kriss Kaliko, Jovi Rockwell, Liz Suwandi," and others.

"In the end, maybe this was all part of some big plan," ¡Mayday!'s unseen narrator adds. "Maybe we wanted this ... Take Me to Your Leader."

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