MF Doom is the prototypical polarizing artist. His subjectively complex sound leaves fans either in love with Doom or incapable of listening to an entire track. For those that appreciate the British export, you should be made aware that Gold Dust Media are preparing a DOOM B-Sides and collaborations album entitled “Unexpected Guests”, set for release in November 2009. The compilation was sequenced by Metal Fingers himself, so unlike that Lil Kim tape, this is official. Even though MF Doom just dropped his album “Born Like This” earlier this year, Doom beats the path again and this will serve to be a great education tool for cats that slept on Doom since the 80’s. Peep the promotional trailer (below) and the press release with track list (after the jump).
Track 12: Street Corners – (DOOM REMIX) MASTA KILLA, INSPECTAH DECK & GZA
Press Release about ‘Unexpected Guests’
“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.”
01 FLY THAT KNOT TALIB KWELI FEAT. DOOM
02 SNIPER ELITE J DILLA & DOOM
03 YIKES SCIENZ OF LIFE FEAT. DOOM
04 SORCERERS K.M.D.
05 DA SUPAFRIENDZ VAST AIRE FEAT. DOOM
06 QUITE BUTTERY COUNT BASS D FEAT. DOOM
07 ? DOOM FEAT. KURIOUS
08 ALL OUTTA ALE THE PROF FEAT. DOOM
09 E.N.Y. HOUSE MASTA KILLA
10 BELL OF DOOM THE PROF FEAT. DOOM
11 MY FAVORITE LADIES DOOM
12 STREET CORNERS (DOOM REMIX) MASTA KILLA, INSPECTAH DECK & GZA
13 ANGELS DOOM & GHOSTFACE
14 FIRE WOOD DRUMSTYKX J DILLA & DOOM
15 THE UNEXPECTED BABU FEAT. DOOM AND SEAN PRICE
16 PROJECT JAZZ HELL RAZAH, TALIB KWELI & VIKTOR VAUGHN
17 BLACK GOLD JOHN ROBINSON
I HEAR VOICES (LIVE) DOOM N