“Accordion”’s been a Madvillain favorite since MF Doom and Madlib joined forces on 04′s Madvillainy. We like it even more today, this shadowy Andrew Gura-directed video piping it back through the cranium, reminding us what was so excellent in the first place. The simple, effective visuals find Doom in a hallway spitting into the camera, Daedelus handling the title instrument and a silhouetted lady writhing all over the place. Maybe “writhing” isn’t the right word for it.

But speaking of words, that song’s really packed. How many great lines can a person cram into less than two minutes? Shot in ’04, around the time of Madvilliany’s release, the previously unseen video’s included on Stones Throw 102: In Living the True Gods, Stone Throw’s first DVD. You can get more info a the label’s site. Of course, you realize where the DVD title came from. Like we said, great lines.

Comments (7)
  1. “or either one with two blades on it
    hey you: don’t touch the mic like there’s AIDS on it.”

    doom is a genius.

  2. edgar allen bro  |   Posted on Jan 15th, 2008 0

    That’s why he brings his own needles
    And get more cheese than Doritos, Cheetos or Fritos..
    Slip like Freudian
    Your first and last step to playin’ yourself like accordion

    this album is everything hip hop should be.

  3. Alex  |   Posted on Jan 15th, 2008 0

    Damn right. No bling, a polo shirt, and Doom stepping around in a hallway. All about the music, not the image.

  4. Liam  |   Posted on Jan 15th, 2008 0

    that just might be my favorite hip-hop album of all time. it’s certainly the first time i ever took the genre seriously.

    “When he at the mic the place get like
    AW YEAH
    it’s like they know what’s ’bout to happen
    just keep ya eye out like Aye Aye, Captain”

  5. Purpose  |   Posted on Jan 15th, 2008 0

    Givin yall nothing but the lick like two broads

  6. mike  |   Posted on Jan 15th, 2008 0

    Its nice to see Daedelus in the video, but where’s Madlib?

    …probably too busy in the studio.

  7. strikebeard  |   Posted on Jan 16th, 2008 0

    hey, it’s the real mf doom lipsynching, for once.

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