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The underground has always been hip-hop’s lifeblood. Born in unofficial dance parties spread only by word of mouth, hip-hop’s beginnings are rooted away from the mainstream. The cutting edge of the genre has been found under rocks, in dark corners — something that’s never more true than when you speak of the woozy beats and lexical gymnastics of… More »

Last year in the U.K., Carol Morley released Dreams Of A Life, a documentary about a woman who died in her North London apartment and was not found for three years. No one came looking. Police found her skeleton amongst Christmas presents yet to be wrapped.

The film’s press materials and many of… More »

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Czarface (Inspectah Deck + 7L & Esoteric) – “Ka-Bang!” (Feat. MF Doom)

Czarface is a group that Wu-Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck formed a while back with the long-running Boston underground rap duo 7L & Esoteric. Together, they’ve got a new album called Every Hero Needs A Villain coming out later this month. It features fellow underground-rap lifers like Method Man, GZA, R.A. The Rugged Man, Large… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2015 - 2:28 pm

Adult Swim Announces 2015 Singles Series With Danny Brown, Chromatics, Run The Jewels, FlyLo, Sia x SOPHIE, & More

Adult Swim’s annual singles series is back for the sixth time starting next week, and as usual the Cartoon Network offshoot has rounded up an enviable collection of acts to participate. Among the presumed highlights on this year’s schedule are a Danny Brown/Clams Casino collab, SOPHIE remixing Sia, and new tracks from Slayer, Run The… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 5, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Watch A Masked Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Cover A Bunch OF MF Doom Songs

Yasiin Bey, the former Mos Def, is a veteran of the New York rap underground who currently lives abroad and who has a history of changing his name. All those things are also true of MF Doom. Doom and Bey also shared a quick American tour a few years ago; it’s fair to say they… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 3, 2015 - 11:17 am

Cannibal Ox – “Iron Rose” (Feat. MF Doom)

The Harlem rap duo Cannibal Ox are back together and getting ready to release Blade Of The Ronin, their first album since the clattering 2001 nerd-rap masterpiece The Cold Vein. The biggest name to kick in a guest-verse on the album is MF Doom, Can Ox’s free-associating backpacker peer from back in the day. (I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 2, 2015 - 11:16 am

Watch A 19-Year-Old MF Doom Testify Before Congress For Rock The Vote

It’s Election Day; did you vote? It’s probably not too late! To energize you, here’s C-SPAN footage of 19-year-old MF Doom testifying before Congress in 1992. Back then he was going by the name Zev Love X and was a member of KMD. Rappcatts offers some background on the scene:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 4, 2014 - 5:42 pm

DOOM – “Doomsayer”

Always primed for mystery, DOOM has released this Young Guru version of “Doomsayer” to SoundCloud with no information about whether it’s a holiday season one-off or part of a larger project. Check out the song and if you’re new to DOOM, read our Counting Down to get more acquainted with his work. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / December 26, 2012 - 11:07 am

Joey Bada$$ – “World Domination”

Seventeen year-old Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ popped into our Straight To Video series a while back with his striking debut, “Survival Tactics,” showing off an impressive flow reminiscent of NYC elder statesmen like Nas. So, here’s another hint of what’s in store on his debut mixtape 1999, a jazzy, vibrant DOOM beat underlying Joey Bada$$’… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 30, 2012 - 10:34 am

DOOM & Jneiro Jarel – “Banished”

A little while back, TVOTR’s Dave Sitek remixed a collaboration between producer Jneiro Jarel (of the underrated Willie Isz with Khujo Goodie) and oddball rapper DOOM called “Rhymin’ Slang,” a song which made Lex Records’ 10th anniversary compilation. Now, Jarel and DOOM have announced a full collaborative album under the name JJ DOOM, and it… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 15, 2012 - 4:49 pm

DOOM – “Gazzillion Ear (Babe Rainbow Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Vancouver’s Cameron Reed, aka Babe Rainbow, builds eerie, bump-in-the-night electronic landscapes he files under “surf-step.” The compositions are chilly and atmospheric, but maintain momentum despite the fractures: Think SALEM, Norwegian hypnotist Svarte Greiner, a disembodied Fever Ray/Knife. Reed’s done remixes for a diverse cast (Midnight Juggernauts, Wavves, Comanechi, You Say Party! We Say Die!). Now,… More »

By: brandon / February 3, 2010 - 10:17 am


Metal Face’s new LP is streaming at MFSpace. If you like what you hear, you can download it on iTunes along with an exclusive Thom Yorke remix of “Gazzillion Ear.” Here’s a snippetMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 21, 2009 - 3:18 pm

New (MF) DOOM – “That’s That”

No more Metal Face (in title anyway) for Daniel Dumille. For the forthcoming MM..Food followup, it’s just DOOM. So far the Born Like This LP has confirmed guest verses from Raekwon, Ghostface, and two tracks of J Dilla beats, while also serving up a minute-and-a-half of “Ballskin.” “That’s That” packs its headspinning rhymes and flow… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 23, 2009 - 11:06 am

New Old Madvillain Video – “Accordion”

“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,… More »

By: Stereogum / January 15, 2008 - 4:27 pm