Preview: DOOM gathers Unexpected Guests

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I’m BEYOND excited for this. Yes, I’ve posted the press release here, but it explains exactly what is on offer. Get ready for this to drop late October. I can tell you, the Talib track is a KILLER. BOOM. More information here and here

DOOM is one of the most original and uncompromising voices in hip-hop. From his work in the 90’s with the seminal KMD to his legendary releases under a variety of aliases including MF Doom, Madvillain, King Geedorah, Viktor Vaughn, Dangerdoom & more, his prolific body of work has always valued artistic integrity and creativity over anything else. As numerous and varied as his albums are, DOOM also has a thick catalog of guest appearances, remixes, non-album tracks, & vinyl only singles. For the first time, Unexpected Guest presents many of these hard to find tracks as a mix CD, executed and overseen by the Super Villain himself.

With a list of co-conspirators which includes marquee level names such as Talib Kweli, Ghostface & GZA as well as underground heroes Vast Aire, CountBass D & Kurius, the music on this disc highlights DOOM’s ever-present trademark wit and taste for raw and ominous beats. On “Trap Door,” he spits couplets like “No curse words / DOOM the worst church nerd verse heard” over a plucked bass and guitar line from producer Jake One that sounds like the funkiest spy movie soundtrack imaginable. “Sniper Elite” sees the emcee united with the late J Dilla, and is one of the many tracks featured that has yet to see an official CD release. The album will also feature a never before heard live version of DOOM’s classic “I Hear Voices” from the Operation Doomsday album.
Peppered with his signature comic book dialogue and vintage sound clips, Unexpected Guests presents a treasure trove of DOOM obscurities which should shed light on material that even some hardcore fans may have missed. It’s a frenetic, virtuosic look at a true hip-hop original.”

Tracklist (Final tracks and running order TBA)

  • 1. Get ‘Er Done feat. DOOM – Jake One
  • 2. Fly That Knot feat. DOOM – Talib Kweli
  • 3. Sniper Elite feat. DOOM – Dilla Ghostface DOOM
  • 4. Trap Door feat. DOOM – Jake One
  • 5. Sorcerers feat. DOOM & Invizible Handz – John Robinson
  • 6. Da Supafriendz – Vast Aire
  • 7. Quite Buttery – Count Bass D feat DOOM
  • 8. ? – DOOM featuring Kurious
  • 9. All Outta Ale – DOOM
  • 10. E.N.Y. House – Masta Killa
  • 11. Bells of DOOM – DOOM
  • 12. My Favorite Ladies – DOOM
  • 13. Street Corners (Remix) – Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck & GZA

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