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Metal Face

MF Doom – Operation: Doomsday | Limited Foil Sleeve Edition

$48.00

Metal Face

MF Doom – Operation: Doomsday | Limited Foil Sleeve Edition

$48.00

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The long awaited reissue of DOOM's first solo gem, Operation: Doomsday.

“Ask any true hip-hop fan and he can tell you exactly where and when he first heard MF Doom's Operation Doomsday. Against seeming insurmountable odds, the album - bootlegged mercilessly, floating in and out of print on various labels since its release in 1999 gained mythical status amongst music aficionados of all backgrounds as one of the landmark releases of the past decade.

At its core, one man, a microphone, an MPC 2000 and a Roland VS 1680. By the time of Operation Doomsday's recording, DOOM was a transformed man: a veteran of hip hop's aging new school reinvented as the masked, abstract wordsmith of the NOW. His pointed wit, subtly subversive lyrics and stream-of-conscious flow over adventurous sample-based production created the yard stick by which rappers in the coming decade would measure themselves.”

“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 DOOM's crew M.onster I.sland C.zars, while on ? he trades hot verses with former Columbia artist Kurious Jorge. Doom's avant-garde ghetto-rhyme philosophies take even more intentionally weird twists on Tick, Tick... where he and guest MC MF Grimm's 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 today's bland commercial Rap universe, Operation Doomsday s left-of-center beats and rhymes are the perfect remedy.

This special edition 2LP package comes housed in an all new exclusive jacket featuring DOOM's infamous metal mask icon ebbossed out of a metallic silver foil.

An absolute must have for the DOOM completist.” – Metal Face Records

 

Item description:

Artist:

MF Doom

Title:

Operation: Doomsday

Label:

Metal Face

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Limited Edition, Random Split Color Vinyl

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2014 | Original - 1999

Genre:

Hip Hop

Style:

Rap

Catalog No:

MF-90 ST-02

Condition:

New