DJ Muggs & MF DOOM “Deathwish” feat. Freddie Gibbs, b/w “Assassination Day” feat. Kool G Rap, on Soul Assassins Records. This edition by Rappcats is limited to 300 copies, stamp numbered, with hand printed sleeves.
June 30: We will be live printing an additional 100 copies at an event hosted by Muggs at Rappcats, 5638 York Blvd, Los Angeles – Noon to 6PM. Free entry.
Legendary L.A. producer DJ Muggs has announced a forthcoming album Assassination Day, to be released August 3rd via Soul Assassins Records. The album will be released as individual chapters with various MC’s.
Assassination Day is a thematic album with a vigilante concept where hip-hop takes corruption head-on, figuratively killing off powerful evildoers in positions of power as the story unfolds.
A digital release of MUGGS X DOOM “Deathwish”/”Assassination Day” will follow on June 29. The vinyl is shipping now. Other editions of the vinyl are available via soulassassins.com and hhv.de.
Rappcats edition – artwork by D-Face, Gustavo Eandi, Bnardartwork, Jeff Jank; printed by hand in Los Angeles by Hit & Run.
This is a portion of the Madvillain interview conducted by Eothen Alapatt for Wax Poetics #8, just as Madvillainy was on its way out, with an introduction by Wax Poetics editor Brian DiGenti. The interview and photos were done at the Stones Throw house in Los Angeles, where much of the album was recorded. Photos by B+. For the entire article, grab Wax Poetics #8 if you can find it, or check waxpoetics.com
In a moment of clarity, Jay-Z might wanna rhyme like Common Sense, but nobody, even with generous charity, can rhyme quite like wordplayer MF DOOM, né Zev Love X. Like Nas and “Live at the BBQ,” every great MC has a celebrated debut, and Zev Love represents on 3rd Bass’s “The Gas Face,” 1989. (more…)
If you are one of the few who have known about MF DOOM’s debut album since the year it first dropped, you’ll know there’s been a few versions of the album to come out. There’s been bonus tracks, bootlegs, CDs, tapes, and even a lunch box edition.
But here’s the thing about Operation Doomsday: It’s a hip-hop classic. Those who don’t have it, need it. The record keeps selling out, and they keep making more. Just like The Beatles, if the Beatles came to destroy rap.
The album originally came out in ’99 on Fondle ‘Em Records. In 2011, Doom’s own label Metalface Records began officially reissuing the album. In that year, a new cover was made, featuring art and design by Jason Jagel & Jeff Jank, who also handled Doom’s MM FOOD. Both editions of Doomsday are now being released on vinyl, each with 2/LP red & black vinyl, and a 18 x 24-inch poster.
“Gas Drawls” video: Animator Dustooned created a video for “Gas Drawls,” taking inspiration from Doom’s album artwork, including much of Jason Jason illustrations for MM Food and the Metalface version of Operation Doomsday. The animation was created independently, and got the Doom stamp of approval just last week.
Animator Dustooned created a video for “Gas Drawls,” taking inspiration from Doom’s album artwork, including much of Jason Jason illustrations for MM Food and the Metalface version of Operation Doomsday. The animation was created independently, and got the Doom stamp of approval just last week.