Singles Club: MF Doom

Clearly, we’re not huge hip hop heads here at LET. Alliterations aside, I firmly believe rap hit its high water mark in the early to mid-90s and hasn’t been particularly entertaining/engaging since. Of course, there are still a handful of players in the game worth listening to and almost all of them are MF Doom. His style is unique, a mush-mouthed thing of brilliance. Then there’s the lyrical content, which revolves heavily around comic book and cartoon characters, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love that?

Now, if you’re familiar at all w/ the Masked Villian’s latest exploits, you’ve probably been wondering what the hell is going through his metal head lately. With the exception of some guest tracks, he really hasn’t done much since the DangerDoom collaboration. And who knows what was going on with that whole “Fake Doom” concert series last year. Leaving all that behind us, it appears that Viktor Vaughn is finally going to drop his next one, Born Like This, sometime in the spring. For your listening pleasure, here’s the latest track he’s released on MySpace and elsewhere ’round the webospheres.

As a side note, I just figured out that MF Doom is, in fact, none other than Zev Luv X from the incomparable Gas Face by 3rd Bass. I’ve loved Doom for years and Gas Face for even longer. To find out it’s the same cat on each kind of blew me away, thus bringing us back to footwear. So I’ve got that going for me.

mp3: Ballskin

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