... well, technically he never left. But it has been a good 5 years since I had last heard a song from him and I must say that he still has a gift of parody.
I just heard a newly released song titled "White and Nerdy" (which parodies Chamillionaires' "Ridin' Dirty") and it was hysterical as I am both white and nerdy. The song is from a soon-to-be-released album called "Straight out of Lynwood", which covers many spoof genres (not just hip-hop/rap). It is going to be half DVD and half CD (so lots of videos and other extras). I must admit, I actually might buy this album!
In other Weird Al news, I just ran across this NPR story about one of his songs being removed from the new album by Atlantic (who refused to give him permission to parody James Blunt's "Beautiful", even though James gave him blessing). So, since it's not available on the album, go ahead and download it here (screw you Atlantic):