Preview: DOOM gathers Unexpected Guests


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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