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MF DOOM — January 15, 2014 | Comments (23)


MF DOOM’s OPERATION DOOMSDAY, independently produced and released, stripped down hip-hop in all it’s glory, came out on Bobbito’s Fondle ‘Em label in 1999, cementing the MC’s return to the scene after his early years in the group KMD.

As the story and legend goes, he’d been chewed up and spit out of the major label system, lost his brother and musical partner Subroc, he’d disappeared, he’d returned to the stage with a rocking a mask and obscured identity.

In under two years, OPERATION DOOMSDAY was already reissued on another label with an altered track list. During the time we started working with DOOM on the Madvillain record, DOOMSDAY went out of print, got bootlegged, and somewhere along the way emerged as a hip-hop classic.

DOOM’s own imprint Metalface Records finally re-issued the definitive version of the remastered album in 2011 – a CD (in a lunch box) and metal-covered 4LP set was released.

Rappcats is proud to present Metalface’s cassette edition of OPERATION DOOMSDAY, a metal box set containing two cassettes – tape 1, the original album and original cover by Lord Scotch 79 (Blake “KEO” Lethem) on the first tape; tape 2, the instrumentals, b-sides and alternate versions, along with the 2011 album cover by Jason Jagel.

42 tracks total, weighing 2LB, limited to 1200 pieces. Official Metalface Records release.

Video: Lord Scotch 79 (Blake “KEO” Lethem) talks about the creation of the MF DOOM mask at the time of OPERATION DOOMSDAY’s release in the late 1990s.


  1. LOVE CASSETTES! Old school. Can’t wait to blast this in my Batmobile =:D

    Comment by Bearded Batman — January 15, 2014, 1:39 pm
  2. When it first came out I recorded the vinyl onto a tape so I could listen to it on my Walkman. Nice to see an official one. The layout with black on the bottom reminds me of old Black Sabbath cassette releases.

    Comment by Rick — January 15, 2014, 1:48 pm
  3. Where do I buy this?

    Comment by Nick — January 15, 2014, 2:01 pm
  4. Anyone know the price for shipping to Sweden? I really need this shit

    Comment by damn — January 15, 2014, 2:23 pm
  5. clean.

    Comment by Allied Forces Press — January 15, 2014, 2:24 pm
  6. Thanks for the heads up! Hope to get my hands on this! Also, great video!

    Comment by Dennis Gutierrez — January 15, 2014, 2:39 pm
  7. I need to have this!!! I live in the UK and willing to pay

    Comment by Ben Davies — January 15, 2014, 3:31 pm
  8. That green cassette is CLEEN!

    Comment by Madman — January 15, 2014, 3:43 pm
  9. Another reissue… People will still buy it.

    Some new material from DOOM would be better though. Waiting on Madvilliany 2 and Doomsparks.

    Comment by Kaney — January 15, 2014, 4:41 pm
  10. Yo, I don’t even have a cassette player anymore and I’m still copin’ this because I never got the album the firs time around.

    Good lookin’!

    Comment by ABF — January 15, 2014, 5:35 pm
  11. My car still has a tape player

    Comment by thedukis — January 15, 2014, 6:13 pm
  12. dope vid. must-hav tapes.

    Comment by Melo Tronix — January 16, 2014, 3:21 am
  13. Damn people like to moan.this is a classic album that a lot of people love. If you not interested Jog On.

    Comment by bigchewp — January 17, 2014, 2:11 am
  14. Damn another f**g reissue? Album is over-rated anyway……please stop. What next a goddamn braille reissue?


    Comment by Mr Ben — January 17, 2014, 4:00 am
  15. You morons actually think people are going to grab this to listen to it? I bought it because its an awesome collectors piece. Doom is a legend.I also have all the special herbs on wax and his kidrobot 8″ figure. I’m sitting on a grand of collectables for shit i never paid more than $40 for. Don’t be dense, it’s limited to 1,200. They aren’t gonna charge $5.

    Comment by Dads on Parade — January 17, 2014, 1:59 pm
  16. I agree with dads on parade!! I have just brought one myself! And I love doom, I own collectors items myself from the dooomsday lunchbox to special herbs boxset vinyl and the. Figures and more….

    Comment by Michael Oppong — January 20, 2014, 11:30 am
  17. word to the last to cats, i dont have much doom collector ish but i do have a rare vinyl and hiphop collection for my pool room πŸ™‚ and this will look awesome up in a frame πŸ˜‰

    Comment by benzo — January 21, 2014, 11:08 pm
  18. Mr Ben, your opinion means nothing to anyone. Enjoy your Riff Raff iTunes music.

    Comment by Mr Ben is a Betch — January 23, 2014, 1:57 pm
  19. It can be annoying, even/especially to OG fans, that since 2006 DOOM has only put out 2 albums and 1 EP (and a handful of loose tracks), and yet has reissued VV, FOOD, Operation Doomsday, Special Herbs, even JJ DOOM… So when a piece of DOOM news comes along it’s easy to feel let down by it just being yet another reissue. But you should definitely listen to it if you’re gonna buy it for 30 bills, just take care of it. I’d be tempted if I could spare the cash!

    Comment by MS — January 24, 2014, 2:23 am
  20. to the dude above me first 2006 is not oG in any way since he has been around much longer and if you knew that you would know that doom is very inconsistent and doesn’t put out music before he feels it’s right

    Comment by lol — January 29, 2014, 1:46 pm
  21. lmao when did I say 2006 was OG, or that that’s when I became a fan… my point is that in the past 8 years he’s only put out 2 albums and an EP and a handful of loose tracks. From 99-05 (6 years) he put out more than 7 albums. Before 2006 DOOM wasn’t inconsistent and put out music all the time, which you might remember if you were a fan.

    Comment by MS — January 29, 2014, 4:50 pm
  22. I grabbed this first chance, just to have it as a collectors item. Now if I could only get my hands on that lunch box lol

    Comment by Corbano Bambino — February 6, 2014, 3:43 pm
  23. DOOM PLEASE I BEG YOU PLEASE (I havent begged anyone since my father back in 88 to take me to see P.E.) PLEASE DROP A FEW JOINTS TO GET ME THROUGH MY ONE MAN COOKOUTS THROUGH OUT THE SPRING PLEASE..

    Comment by DEGENERATE PARIAH — April 15, 2014, 10:13 pm

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