The opening track of DOOM’s 2004 Mm..Food? contains the phrase “Operation Doomsday complete.” By 2004 and his fifth studio album, Dumile had exacted his revenge on hip-hop and felt free to write lyrics about lighter subjects, as he explained to NPR:
“There are different topics besides murdering everybody. That seems to be the in thing– how many people you can murder on a record. So I’m bringing it back to the old, bragging about how nice you are with the words.”
He describes the mostly self-produced record as a kind of concept album about “things you find on a picnic, or at a picnic table.” It’s a lot skit-heavier than previous albums and the cartoon samples lead into and exit almost every track. It’s not for everyone.
Favourite track: Kookies
Look like a black wookiee when he let his beard grow
Weirdo, brown-skinned, always kept his hair low
Rumour has it it’s a S-Curl accident
DOOM was always known to keep the best girls’ backs bent
Some say it’s the eyes, some say the accent
Have a tasty evening and take care, everyone!
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