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MF DOOM

Operation: Doomsday (Silver Sleeve 2012 Version)

    Underneath his mysterious metal mask, MF DOOM hides the cachet underground legends are made of. After KMD (his first group)’s 1994 sophomore album 'Bl_ck B_st_rds' was shelved by Elektra in 1994 and his blood brother Subroc (one half of the sibling rap duo) passed away, surviving frontman Zev Love X mutated into the MC Avenger known as MF DOOM and the rap world is better for it. This 19-cut deep album is ridiculously dope, in a bizarro Ol’ Dirty Bastard kind of way. Doom sounds either high or drunk on most of the tracks, his self-produced beats are gritty, and his rhyme styles are almost indecipherable. On arguably the best track, “Rhymes Like Dimes,” Doom weaves some pointed lyrics through his abstract wordplay, spitting ‘only in America could you find a way to earn a healthy buck / And still keep your attitude on self-destruct.’ Who You Think I Am? features DOOM‘s crew M.onster I.sland C.zars, while on “?” he trades hot verses with former Columbia artist Kurious Jorge. Doom’s avant-garde ghetto-rhyme philosophies take even more intentionally weird twists on “Tick, Tick...” where he and guest MC MF Grimm’s flows warble over a rhythm track whose tempo speeds up and slows down continually. The comic-book themed skits, will help take you deep into the mind of an MC who is as otherworldly as they come. And in today’s bland commercial Rap universe, Operation Doomsday’s left-of-center beats and rhymes are the perfect remedy.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. The Time We Faced Doom (Skit)
    A2. Doomsday
    A3. Rhymes Like Dimes (feat. DJ Cucumber Slice)
    A4. The Finest (feat. Tommy Gunn)
    A5. Back In The Days (Skit)
    B1. Go With The Flow
    B2. Tick, Tick... (feat. MF Grimm)
    B3. Red & Gold (feat. King Geedorah)
    B4. The Hands Of Doom (Produced By DJ SubRoc)
    C1. Who You Think I Am? (feat. M.I.C.)
    C2. Doom, Are You Awake? (Skit)
    C3. Hey!
    C4. Greenbacks (feat. Megalon & King Geedorah)
    C5. The M.I.C. C6. The Mystery Of Doom (Skit)
    D1. Dead Bent
    D2. Gas Drawls
    D3. ? (feat. Kurious Jorge)
    D4. Hero Vs. Villain (Epilogue)

    MF Doom

    Operation: Doomsday (Original Cover)

      Back again on vinyl where it belongs, MF DOOM's 1999 classic Operation: Doomsday is now presented on a premium grade LP, with audio re-mastered from the original Fondle'Em Records release, and a poster of the album cover art!

      Underneath his mysterious metal mask, MF DOOM hides the cachet underground legends are made of. After KMD (his first group)’s 1994 sophomore album Bl_ck B_st_rds was shelved by Elektra in 1994 and his blood brother Subroc (one half of the sibling rap duo) passed away, surviving frontman Zev Love X mutated into the MC Avenger known as MF DOOM and the Rap world is better for it. This 19-cut deep album is ridiculously dope, in a bizarro Ol’ Dirty Bastard kind of way. Doom sounds either high or drunk on most of the tracks, his self-produced beats are gritty, and his rhyme styles are almost indecipherable. On arguably the best track, “Rhymes Like Dimes,” Doom weaves some pointed lyrics through his abstract wordplay, spitting ‘only in America could you find a way to earn a healthy buck / And still keep your attitude on self-destruct.’ Who You Think I Am? features DOOM‘s crew M.onster I.sland C.zars, while on “?” he trades hot verses with former Columbia artist Kurious Jorge. Doom’s avant-garde ghetto-rhyme philosophies take even more intentionally weird twists on “Tick, Tick...” where he and guest MC MF Grimm’s flows warble over a rhythm track whose tempo speeds up and slows down continually. The comic-book themed skits, will help take you deep into the mind of an MC who is as otherworldly as they come. And in today’s bland commercial Rap universe, Operation: Doomsday’s left-of-center beats and rhymes are the perfect remedy.

      TRACK LISTING

      A1. The Time We Faced Doom (Skit)
      A2. Doomsday
      A3. Rhymes Like Dimes (feat. DJ Cucumber Slice)
      A4. The Finest (feat. Tommy Gunn)
      A5. Back In The Days (Skit)
      B1. Go With The Flow
      B2. Tick, Tick... (feat. MF Grimm)
      B3. Red & Gold (feat. King Geedorah)
      B4. The Hands Of Doom (Produced By DJ SubRoc)
      C1. Who You Think I Am? (feat. M.I.C.)
      C2. Doom, Are You Awake? (Skit)
      C3. Hey!
      C4. Greenbacks (feat. Megalon & King Geedorah)
      C5. The M.I.C. C6. The Mystery Of Doom (Skit)
      D1. Dead Bent
      D2. Gas Drawls
      D3. ? (feat. Kurious Jorge)
      D4. Hero Vs. Villain (Epilogue)

      MF Doom

      Operation: Doomsday (Alternative MC Sleeve)

        Underneath his mysterious metal mask, MF DOOM hides the cachet underground legends are made of. After KMD (his first group)’s 1994 sophomore album Bl_ck B_st_rds was shelved by Elektra in 1994 and his blood brother Subroc (one half of the sibling rap duo) passed away, surviving frontman Zev Love X mutated into the MC Avenger known as MF DOOM and the Rap world is better for it. This 19-cut deep album is ridiculously dope, in a bizarro Ol’ Dirty Bastard kind of way. Doom sounds either high or drunk on most of the tracks, his self-produced beats are gritty, and his rhyme styles are almost indecipherable. On arguably the best track, “Rhymes Like Dimes,” Doom weaves some pointed lyrics through his abstract wordplay, spitting ‘only in America could you find a way to earn a healthy buck / And still keep your attitude on self-destruct.’ Who You Think I Am? features DOOM‘s crew M.onster I.sland C.zars, while on “?” he trades hot verses with former Columbia artist Kurious Jorge. Doom’s avant-garde ghetto-rhyme philosophies take even more intentionally weird twists on “Tick, Tick...” where he and guest MC MF Grimm’s flows warble over a rhythm track whose tempo speeds up and slows down continually. The comic-book themed skits, will help take you deep into the mind of an MC who is as otherworldly as they come. And in today’s bland commercial Rap universe, Operation: Doomsday’s left-of-center beats and rhymes are the perfect remedy. 

        TRACK LISTING

        A1. The Time We Faced Doom (Skit)
        A2. Doomsday
        A3. Rhymes Like Dimes (feat. DJ Cucumber Slice)
        A4. The Finest (feat. Tommy Gunn)
        A5. Back In The Days (Skit)
        B1. Go With The Flow
        B2. Tick, Tick... (feat. MF Grimm)
        B3. Red & Gold (feat. King Geedorah)
        B4. The Hands Of Doom (Produced By DJ SubRoc)
        C1. Who You Think I Am? (feat. M.I.C.)
        C2. Doom, Are You Awake? (Skit)
        C3. Hey!
        C4. Greenbacks (feat. Megalon & King Geedorah)
        C5. The M.I.C. C6. The Mystery Of Doom (Skit)
        D1. Dead Bent
        D2. Gas Drawls
        D3. ? (feat. Kurious Jorge)
        D4. Hero Vs. Villain (Epilogue)

        KMD

        BL_CK B_ST_RDS (Deluxe Edition)

          MF Doom’s first group and their controversial sophomore release Bl_ck B_st_rds now available as a double CD containing the full the album with a second disc of bonus material including rare cuts, remixes and instrumentals, and a 32-page booklet of liner notes and rare photos compiled by Brian Coleman, featuring interviews with MF DOOM, Pete Nice, Dante Ross and Bobbito Garcia. The words “lost classic” get thrown around from time to time, but KMD’s sophomore album, Black Bastards, truly fits the bill. Originally scheduled for release in the spring of 1994, their label unceremoniously shelved it at the eleventh hour due to controversy over the provocative cover art. Surviving group member MF Doom (then known as Zev Love X) – as fans know, his younger brother Subroc was killed in 1993 tried to release the album on other labels, but met more dead ends. Sadly, it languished in hip-hop purgatory until six years later.

          Even then, the album had only a limited release via small indie labels. Beyond the fact that the controversy surrounding the cover featuring the group’s long-standing mascot being hanged by a makeshift gallows was unfair, the group’s fans being denied access to this album only compounded the injustice. Because musically and lyrically, it was a truly amazing record, full of youthful creativity, tinged with the stress of growing up as black men in urban America. Unlike on the group’s 1991 debut, Mr. Hood, Subroc had fully come into his own as both a producer and an MC on Black Bastards, and his untimely death made the album’s shelving that much more tragic. Heavily influenced by the mind-bending spoken word album Blue Guerrilla by Gylan Kain (from 1970), songs like “What A Nigga Know” (the only single released from the album), the slippery, bass-driven “Get U Now” and the album’s title track explore black consciousness viewed through young-but-experienced eyes. Musically alternating between bouncy and raw many times both concurrently the tracks gave both MCs the springboard they needed to express themselves clearly, whether on the catchy, more lighthearted “Sweet Premium Wine,” the psychedelic, abstract “Suspended Animation” or the intricate mash-up of television samples heard on the instrumental “Garbage Day #3.

          MF DOOM

          Special Herbs Volumes 1&2

            MF Doom is the man in the iron mask. The most mysterious figure in hip-hop has also become one of the most popular, supplying beats and rhymes for Gorillaz, de la Soul, Madlib, Danger Mouse, and Wu-Tang Clan, and drawing praise from heavyweights like Just Blaze, Nas, and Mos Def. Since 2002, DOOM has released numerous volumes of Special Herbs, one of the longest-running instrumental series in hip-hop history. With obscure loops and dusty samples galore, Special Herbs Vol. 1 & 2 is a must-have for any DOOM fan or hip-hop head

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Saffron
            2. Arrow Root
            3. Zatar
            4. Fenugreek
            5. Sumac Berries
            6. Coriander
            7. Shallots
            8. Charnsuka
            9. Monosodium Glutamate
            10. Red #40
            11. Nettle Leaves
            12. Mullein
            13. Mugwort
            14. All Spice
            15. Lovage
            16. Eucalyptus
            17. Myrrh 


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