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Metal Face

MF Doom – Special Blends N°S 1 & 2

$45.00

Metal Face

MF Doom – Special Blends N°S 1 & 2

$45.00

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From his early days in 90s collective KMD to his reinvention as a masked supervillain leading the indie hip-hop revolution, MF DOOM has consistently pushed the boundaries of hip-hop in new and unexpected directions. While DOOM’s lyrical genius is well-documented, he has quietly become an important figure behind the boards as well. DOOM has always produced his own music, and in the early 2000s he released the acclaimed ten-part Special Herbs instrumental series, introducing the world to the dusty, lo-fi loops that define his production aesthetic.

In the years since, DOOM has supplied soundscapes for Ghostface Killah’s classic Fishscale album, produced an entire album for Masta Ace, and witnessed a new generation of emcees (including Joey Bada$$, Capital STEEZ, and Bishop Nehru) using Special Herbs beats on their breakthrough mixtapes.

Now, the villain is putting the spotlight back on his production with the official vinyl release of Special Blends, Vol. 1 & 2. Originally self-released in extremely limited quantities back in 2004, Special Blends Vol. 1 & 2 pairs vintage DOOM-produced Special Herbs instrumentals with classic hip-hop and R&B vocals. Mixed by DOOM himself, this collection incorporates vocals from a wide range of iconic records.

Tracklist:

A1

M.O.P.

Pounds Up (MF Doom Special Blend)

3:43

A2

Beatnuts / Gangstarr

Off The Books / Just To Get A Rep (MF Doom Special Blend)

3:31

A3

Ghostface Killah / Cam'ron

Mighty Healthy / That's Me (MF Doom Special Blend)

4:41

A4

Jeru The Damaja

You're Playing Yourself (MF Doom Special Blend)

2:43

A5

Just Ice

Latoya (MF Doom Special Blend)

2:52

A6

Erykah Badu

Apple Tree (MF Doom Special Blend)

3:58

B1

Audio Two

Top Billin' (MF Doom Special Blend)

1:58

B2

Mobb Deep

Shook Ones (MF Doom Special Blend)

3:26

B3

Nas

One Love (MF Doom Special Blend)

3:51

B4

D'Angelo

Brown Sugar (MF Doom Special Blend)

3:20

B5

M.O.P.

Ante Up (MF Doom Special Blend)

3:26

B6

De La Soul

Stakes Is High (MF Doom Special Blend)

1:59

B7

MC Lyte

Paper Thin (MF Doom Special Blend)

2:10

C1

Raekwon

Criminology (MF Doom Special Blend)

2:24

C2

Public Enemy

Bring The Noise (MF Doom Special Blend)

1:35

C3

 Smoothe Da Hustler

Hustlin' (MF Doom Special Blend)

2:10

C4

 Mic Geronimo / M.O.P.

Shit's Real / Stick To Ya Gunz (MF Doom Special Blend)

6:18

C5

 Now Born Click

Mad Sick (MF Doom Special Blend)

3:52

C6

 Lil' Vicious

The Glock (MF Doom Special Blend)

3:41

D1

 Da Bush Babees

We Run Things (MF Doom Special Blend)

2:47

D2

 Mobb Deep

Hell On Earth (MF Doom Special Blend)

2:35

D3

 Grand Daddy I.U.

Slingin' Bass (MF Doom Special Blend)

3:38

D4

 Method Man

Method Man (MF Doom Special Blend)

2:17

D5

 Public Enemy

Hazy Shade Of Criminal (MF Doom Special Blend)

2:01

D6

 Ruff Ryders

Ryde Or Die (MF Doom Special Blend)

3:06

D7

 Stephanie Mills

(You're Puttin') A Rush On Me (MF Doom Special Blend)

4:07

2-12

 Big Tymers

Get Your Roll On (MF Doom Special Blend)

4:52

 

 Item description:

Artist:

MF Doom

Title:

Special Blends N°S 1 & 2

Label:

Metal Face

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Reissue

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2016 | Original - 2004

Genre:

Hip Hop

Catalog No:

MFR100

Condition:

New