Cat No: MF90LP
The long awaited reissue of DOOM’s first solo gem, Operation: Doomsday. Remastered from the original Fondle ‘Em 1999 issue. Side A is listed as “Side Zero”. Side B is “Side One”. And so forth.
Underneath his mysterious metal mask, MF DOOM hides the cachet underground legends are made of. After KMD (his first group)s 1994 sophomore album Bl_ck B_st_rds was shelved by Elektra in 1994 and his blood brother Subroc (one half of the sibling rap duo) passed away, surviving frontman Zev Love X mutated into the MC Avenger known as MF DOOM and the Rap world is better for it. This 19-cut deep album is ridiculously dope, in a bizarro Ol Dirty Bastard kind of way.
Doom sounds either high or drunk on most of the tracks, his self-produced beats are gritty, and his rhyme styles are almost indecipherable. On arguably the best track, Rhymes Like Dimes, Doom weaves some pointed lyrics through his abstract wordplay, spitting only in America could you find a way to earn a healthy buck / And still keep your attitude on self-destruct. Who You Think I Am? features DOOMs crew Monsta Island Czars, while on ? he trades hot verses with former Columbia artist Kurious Jorge. Dooms avant-garde ghetto-rhyme philosophies take even more intentionally weird twists on Tick, Tick… where he and guest MC MF Grimms flows warble over a rhythm track whose tempo speeds up and slows down continually.
The comic-book themed skits, will help take you deep into the mind of an MC who is as otherworldly as they come. And in todays bland commercial Rap universe, Operation Doomsdays left-of-center beats and rhymes are the perfect remedy.
Tracks A1. The Time We Faced Doom (Skit) A2. Doomsday A3. Rhymes Like Dimes (feat. DJ Cucumber Slice) A4. The Finest (feat. Tommy Gunn) A5. Back In The Days (Skit) B1. Go With The Flow B2. Tick, Tick… (feat. MF Grimm) B3. Red & Gold (feat. King Geedorah) B4. The Hands Of Doom (Produced by DJ SubRoc) C1. Who You Think I Am? (feat. M.I.C.) C2. Doom, Are You Awake? (Skit) C3. Hey! C4. Greenbacks (feat. Megalon & King Geedorah) C5. The M.I.C. C6. The Mystery Of Doom (Skit) D1. Dead Bent D2. Gas Drawls D3. ? (feat. Kurious Jorge) D4. Hero vs. Villain (Epilogue)