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March 3, 2010

BARDCODE: 730003002724

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 and Ghostface & GZA as well as underground heroes Vast Aire, Count Bass 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.

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.

1. Rock Co. Kane Flow – De La Soul & DOOM
2. Get ‘Er Done feat. DOOM – Jake One
3. Fly That Knot feat. DOOM – Talib Kweli
4. Sniper Elite feat. DOOM – Dilla Ghostface DOOM
5. Trap Door feat. DOOM – Jake One
6. Sorcerers feat. DOOM & Invizible Handz – John Robinson
7. Da Supafriendz – Vast Aire
8. Quite Buttery – Count Bass D feat DOOM
9. ? – DOOM featuring Kurious
10. All Outta Ale – DOOM
11. E.N.Y. House – Masta Killa
12. Bells of DOOM – DOOM
13. My Favorite Ladies – DOOM
14. Street Corners (Remix) – Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck & GZA

3 Comments leave one →
  1. revnardintheplace permalink
    March 4, 2010 2:42 pm

  2. March 4, 2010 3:41 pm

    R.I.P. JAY DEE!!!

  3. revnardintheplace permalink
    March 6, 2010 3:06 am

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