Following on from the very sad news of MF DOOM’s passing, the internet was awash with tributes from all walks of the music industry, not just hip hop; a testament to the masked villain’s universal appeal and intrigue. One of the standouts for me has been this joint from Lice – aka Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman – who decided to pay their respects to DOOM with some typically tight bars over one of his most-loved instrumentals. You can hear the results for yourself below and downloads are available via Bandcamp.
The release of Jay Electronica’s long-awaited album caused plenty of discussions online, as you would expect from an album that had been under scrutiny long before it was ever given life. Many fans were thrilled, proclaiming it the year’s best, if not THE best, album after only a few hours. Other listeners were disappointed, with a strong contingent saying Elec was out-rapped by Jay Z. And then we had those like DJ Yoda who were simply confused by the album. Production choices didn’t make sense and the fact that Jay Z was so prominent was a further disappointment. Yoda even tweeted about a fantasy replacement project, with DOOM on production. And in typical Yoda fashion, that’s exactly what he made happen soon after. So below you can hear A Written Testimony, minus the Jay Z appearances, plus production from Metal Fingers himself. Downloads are available via Bandcamp.
Your Old Droog has already been responsible for two of the year’s top releases, thanks to the two albums he dropped in relatively quick succession earlier in the year. Now he’s decided to go for the triple, as he releases another surprise album, Jewelry. The album features production from the likes of Quelle Chris, Edan and Tha God Fahim, plus some exceptionally nice features from Mach-Hommy, MF DOOM, Fahim and Matisyahu, culminating in some of the best Droog material we’ve heard this year. The latest video from the album is available to watch above and you can stream Jewelry in full below.
The mash up master, Tom Caruana, returns with another incredible project as he continues to blend areas of music that would otherwise remain perfect strangers. Following on from his earlier ventures, including Wu Tang vs. Hendrix and Wu Tang vs. The Beatles, the Tea Sea Records founder has now delved into the instrumentals of German experimental rock band, Can, who were one of the pioneers of the Krautrock explosion that occurred in the late-60s. Continue reading “Tom Caruana: Inner Space (Stream)”
Last week I shared a new Open Mike Eagle video with you, taken from his newly birthed comedy show, which he presents alongside Baron Vaughn. Now he’s back with another hilarious joint, this time featuring the enigmatic OG, DOOM, as the pair delve into the idea of “the cop that lives inside all black men’s heads”. The New Negroes is currently being shown on Comedy Central.
Bombshell arrival from Your Old Droog as he teams up with DOOM and Mach-Hommy to an unsurprisingly devastating effect on RST. No other info at the moment, just enjoy the cut.
It’s not like DOOM to be conventional, so that’s why it comes as no surprise that we are just being blessed with a video for his 2004 track, One Beer. The animation comes courtesy of Philly-based artist, Distortedd. MM.. Food is out now on Rhymesayers.
We were recently gifted two new tracks from the long-awaited union between DJ Muggs and DOOM, after teasing us with talk of a collaboration at the end of 2017. The two track release features Freddie Gibbs, who jumped on Death Wish and now we have the veteran MC, Kool G Rap, who lends his infamous flows to Assassination Day. You can listen to the audio for the track above and I’m sure a video will follow shortly. The project is out now on Soul Assassins.
Just the other day we were treated to new music from Muggs and DOOM, as they released their anticipated collaboration, featuring Freddie Gibbs and Kool G Rap. Now the duo are back with a new video for the Gibbs featured Death Wish. The animated video takes on a Sin City, neo-noir vibe thanks to the ample talents of Patric Magno and Edgar Nari. MUGGS X DOOM is out now via Soul Assassins.
At the end of last year, DJ Muggs hinted at the possible arrival of a collaboration between him and DOOM. As with most DOOM-related announcements, the initial hype peaked early before plateauing into the usual rap fan cynicism that we would most likely never hear the project. That was until a couple of weeks ago when a few promo shots appeared online claiming that the release was scheduled for the following week. Then on Friday, along with projects from Westside Gunn and Freddie Gibbs, we saw the release of two new singles from the duo. Continue reading “DJ Muggs & DOOM ft. Freddie Gibbs: Death Wish”