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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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MED, Blu & Madlib – “Knock Knock” (Feat. MF Doom)

Madlib and MF Doom fans have been impatiently waiting for the follow-up to Madvilliany to drop, and considering it's been over a decade since that…
Caitlin White | September 22, 2015 - 4:21 pm

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,…
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 a…
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…
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…
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 i…
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…
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 a…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Stereogum | January 15, 2008 - 4:27 pm