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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.”
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.
HOE CAKES EXTRA DOOM (SOLD OUT)
Signed and numbered edition of 40: archival pigment prints of Hoe Cakes. Each piece has hand-painted elements along the top, bottom and side of the print, including an ‘extra doom’ character placed at the bottom. The print measures a generous 14.75″ x 12.75″ and is printed at Gallery 16 in San Francisco on luxurious 100% cotton rag with the brightest colors possible.
This edition of 40 was made for the “Doomsday Show” at Rappcats, June 2015. 28 were sold on location at the show. The original Hoe Cakes print (without the extra painting) was an edition of 180. They are now sold out.
One day only. Saturday, June 20, 2015. Noon-8 PM.
Rappcats. 5636 York Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90042.
Paintings and prints by Jason Jagel. We’ll have prints for sale, 40 “Extra Doom” hand-embellished Hoecakes prints.