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KMD – Black Bastards – Deluxe Vinyl

MF DOOM — August 14, 2015 | Comments (9)

IN THE SHOP: KMD – BLACK BASTARDS – 2LP VINYL

Picture disc, Red Vinyl, Pop-up Gatefold Sleeve, 32p Booklet.

MF DOOM’s first group and their controversial sophomore release Black Bastards (Bl_ck B_st_rds) is being reissued by DOOM’s own Metalface Records imprint on vinyl.

This includes a popup gatefold sleeve, 32p. booklet with liner notes, and two 12-inch records – one picture disc with the group’s iconic “sambo” mascot, and one red vinyl.

In Brian Coleman’s recent book Check the Technique, he wrote extensively about the album and it’s critical role in shaping the persona of MF DOOM: “There are few releases in hip-hop history with as much mystery behind them as KMD’s second full-length, Black Bastards. The album, whose cover boldly depicted a cartoon ‘Sambo’ being hanged, didn’t even receive the insult of being shelved or pushed back by Elektra Records upon its completion in 1994. Instead, it was outright refused, with very little above-board explanation as to the reason, or even much of an apology, as they ushered the group’s leader out the door.”

READ: KMD’S BLACK BASTARDS AND THE BIRTH OF MF DOOM

Below: early 90s photo of Zev Love X (Photo by Pete Nice)

The 2015 “Record Store Day” Edition was in the form of a children’s popup book with 2 CDs and a 7-inch single – NOW SOLD OUT.

Trouble Knows Me

BUY HERE: TROUBLE KNOWS ME 12-INCH VINYL

Here’s the new Madlib joint, released by Madlib Invazion on limited run of vinyl with one-of-a-kind screen-printed covers. Three rap tracks + three instrumentals on Side A. Flip side has instrumentals for the rap tracks.

Future Islands’ Sam Herring Teams With Madlib for Rap Project Trouble Knows Me, Shares Track – Pitchfork

The record made it’s debut with a few copies available at events in Chicago and Los Angeles, the weekend of July 17-19, 2015. The rest of them are available on the Rappcats shop, a pre-order for September 1st release.

Produced by Madlib / A&R: Eothen Alapatt / Mixed and mastered by Dave Cooley for Elysian Masters. / Thanks to the Herring Family, Future Islands, Ben Gaffin, Ben Dickey, all the good teachers. The artwork is by Gustavo Eandi & Jeff Jank, printed by Hit & Run. There are 15-20 variations on the covers, each printed by hand.

Bonus track, not on the record – “Streetsweeper (Madlib Remix)”

Rest in Peace Sean P

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