Anyone ever tries to tell you how Shaft is the coolest obviously doesn’t know about Rudy Ray Moore. The blacksploitation star who invented heroes Dolemite and Petey Wheatstraw (The Devil’s Son-In-Law) has inspired many generations of hip-hop diggers with his proto-raps and oh so fly style. This new clip by Stones Throw’s Oh No, featuring MF DOOM, doesn’t try to be too clever. Just shout out Rudy Ray Moore, chop up some old Dolomite footage so it looks like the characters are rapping, and you’ve got yourself a winner.
Fans of masked rapper DOOM know the supervillian gets along surprisingly well with other rappers—Madlib (as Madvillian), Dangermouse (as Dangerdoom), Ghostface Killah (as DOOMStarks). But what to call this new partnership with Lex Records artist Jneiro Jarel? JJ DOOM of course.
While not as clever in title, the pair will release a full-length album, Key To The Cuffs, in May. You can check out the first song, “Rhymin’ Slang” after the jump, featuring Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio.
In the world of hip-hop, few rappers are more mysterious than DOOM, the masked MC who has long kept fans and the media guessing at his intentions with bizarre live appearances by alleged imposters, allegations of theft and a severe lack of on-the-record discussions. But it appears the villainous rapper is starting to let some light into his shadowy existence. Last week we got a sample of his new track, “Retarded Fren,” recorded with Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead—surely his most high-profile release to date. And the masked on himself recently sat down for an extended interview with Chairman Jefferson Mao of Ego Trip magazine for Red Bull Music Academy. DOOM speaks extensively about working with Madlib, his various hip-hop aliases and a lot more in this 100 minute conversation. Pop some …
WeStoleTheShow spent some time with Hot 97 host and DJ Peter Rosenberg to ask him about how he got started in the industry, how the idea for “Generation Next” came about, what it was like to premier the Doom and Ghost Face track “Victory Laps” on the radio. Lastly Rosenberg touched on the experience of having Eminem and Jay-Z on podcast. For those interested in more on Rosenberg check out his site RosenbergRadio.com and follow him on twitter @Rosenbergradio .
We’ve been waiting for this one for a long time now—veteran villain rapper DOOM teamed up with Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood to create this track for Lex Record‘s Complex 10th Anniversary compilation. The label plans to release one track a week every Monday for the next 10 weeks, starting Nov. 7, before finally dropping the physical product around the holidays.
This may not be the only RadioDOOM (DOOMhead?) music in the pike. DOOM was quoted last spring when discussing working with Yorke, ““[It's] just like preliminary shit, but we’ll probably end up doing a whole record together.”
Click here to check out the preview on the Lex Records website.