Monday, January 7, 2008

MF Doom - 2002 - Special Herbs and Spices Vol. 1 & 2

People don't only flip over M.F. Doom's rugged humorous vocal style they also trip for his beats. This double set of instrumentals is taken from various sources including the legendary Fondle 'Em LP 'Operation Doomsday' plus many more obscure sources. Seventeen tracks fat. The Metalface production genius is simple. Dig for the most genius sample tracks, mostly rare soul and jazz cuts layer them over some raw hip hop beats and add mad off beat hits and sample stabs. Might sound simple but the way these tracks are put together is so unique. Think of Rza on his best form, M.F. Doom is that good - but different. Here's hoping 2003 will finally be the year when he gets paid in full. Dope. -