Check out a long interview with MF Doom. You won’t be disappointed. Lecture: DOOM (Madrid 2011) from Red Bull Music Academy on Vimeo.
I’ve never heard the original, unfortunately, but I’d be impressed if it’s as good as this remix. Capturing the crunchy drums and jazzy essence of much of Doom’s work (thanks mostly to Madlib, I’m guessing), Equal’s version of “My Favorite Ladies” is impressive. Doom’s verses are surprisingly coherent, too, and possess a rare emotional salience: […]
I don’t know a whole lot about this project, but apparently it’s been in the works for a while. Called 10illematic/10FDOOM, the ten-track mixtape uses five Nas beats and five MF Doom beats. It’s not clear why those two emcees were picked, but the result is surprisingly good. Tennille has a silky smooth voice, and […]
Omer Saar (of universoulproductions fame) has cobbled together the Green Album, a collection of Al Green tracks mixed with acapellas from various rappers. You’ll hear some Jay-Z, MF Doom, Common, the Fugees, Pharycde, and others on this record. So definitely a pretty dope tracklisting. Check it all out at his blog here. Now I know […]
We’ve all heard tons of talk of how hip hop is “dying“. It’s not a good thing and I’m going to go ahead and say that reports of hip hop’s death are very, very premature. Leave it to the Brits to do some responsible music journalism and start discussing why hip hop isn’t dying. Instead […]