Friday, February 27, 2009

SNIPPET: New DOOM/Ghostface material featured in the new GTA

A new cut by MF DOOM & Ghostface Killah will be featured in Rockstar Games' upcoming 'Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars'. The track is produced by Oh No, and is currently being used in the trailer.

Here's the snipped I grabbed from the trailer, sounds promising from Ghost's verse...

DOWNLOAD: MF DOOM & Ghostface Killah - 'GTA: Chinatown Wars' (Snippet; Ghostface Verse) [Produced by Oh No]

- Subroc, The Hip Hop Hendrix

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Track of the Day: Stacy Epps - "Deep" [Produced by MF DOOM] (Unreleased/2005)

Today we'll bring you an unreleased gem which was recorded back in '05 by Stacy Epps. Track isn't the best quality, so I apologize ahead of time, but it's the only quality out there.

I absolutely love this beautiful woman's voice, and I'm sure some of you will recognize it. Stacy was the great voice that sang on Madvillain's smooth track "Eye".

DOWNLOAD: Stacy Epps - "Deep" [Produced by MF DOOM]

Once again the beat comes from MF DOOM's 'Special Herbs' series, Vol. 7 & 8 this time, so I'll provide you fans with that...

BONUS DOWNLOAD: Metal Fingers - "High John"

- Subroc, The Hip Hop Hendrix

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

UPDATE: Final cover art for DOOM's 'BORN LIKE THIS'

- Subroc, The Hip Hop Hendrix

Saturday, February 21, 2009

DOWNLOAD: 5-track 'BORN LIKE THIS.' CD Sampler

The 5-track CD Sampler for DOOM's 'BORN LIKE THIS.' from Lex Records is up for download.


- Subroc, The Hip Hop Hendrix

Friday, February 20, 2009

Track of the Day: DOOM - "THAT'S THAT" (From 'BORN LIKE THIS.'/2009)

Another new cut from 'BORN LIKE THIS.' has leaked, so here it is.

Enjoy, and have a good weekend!


Here's the instrumental of "THAT'S THAT" as a bonus, the beat is really old and was released on Metal Fingers' 'Special Herbs Vol. 3 & 4' years back. It's titled "Styrax Gum"...

BONUS DOWNLOAD: Metal Fingers - "Styrax Gum"

- Subroc, The Hip Hop Hendrix

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Official Press Release: DOOM's 'BORN LIKE THIS.'

Mask-wearing hip-hop maverick DOOM (previously MF Doom) unveils his imminent new album, BORN LIKE THIS – a tour de force of thrillingly intricate and diabolically original songwriting. The enclosed sampler has been personally compiled by DOOM And showcases his most accomplished, definitive record yet and first full-length solo offering for over four years.

As well as head-spinningly complex, reference-rich rhymes, DOOM also provides the majority of the peerless production himself with just 2 tracks here featuring the studio skills of others. Credit for crafting the bounciest of beats on short yet sweet BALLSKIN goes to Washington’s Jake One, whilst the much-missed J Dilla’s magical psychedelic jamboree illuminates LIGHTWORKS. Guest vocalists include founding Wu Tang Clan members Ghostface and Raekwon, with the former appropriately appearing in his cartoon-inspired Tony Starks guise. BORN LIKE THIS takes its title from Charles Bukowski’s dystopian poem, ‘Dinosauria, We’, read by its author and re-scored by DOOM on CELLZ. Sharp-eared followers of the interesting end of hip-hop may recognize some of the album’s lineage – the instrumental of LIGHTWORKS is a highlight of J Dilla’s Donuts and an early demo of ANGELZ has circulated in cyberspace – however, the rest of the newborn record’s 16 tracks are 100% fresh and, until now, unheard.

DOOM’s previous solo adventures and escapades include output as alternative alter egos ‘King Geedorah’– a three-headed monster from outer-space – and ‘Viktor Vaughan’ – a DOOM spin-off who exists in a technologically advanced parallel dimension – as well as collaborative albums with Madlib (as ‘Madvillian’), Danger Mouse (‘DangerDOOM’), and a cameo on Gorillaz Demon Days opus.

BORN LIKE THIS will be released worldwide by Lex Records. Further DOOM offspring are planned for later in 2009. Stay tuned…

- Subroc, The Hip Hop Hendrix

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Track of the Day: MF DOOM - "One Beer" [From 'MM..FOOD'/2004]

I thought I'd bring y'all one of DOOM's classic tracks today from his much praised album 'MM..FOOD' which was released in 2004.

"One Beer" produced by Madlib the Beat Konducta

It's hard to believe this cut is almost 5 years old now, isn't it? Time flies.


I'm also including the instrumental for you Metal Faced heads, as it seems to be somewhat hard to find.

DOWNLOAD: MF DOOM - "One Beer" (Produced by Madlib)
BONUS DOWNLOAD: Madlib - "One Beer (Instrumental)"

- Subroc, The Hip Hop Hendrix

Thursday, February 12, 2009

J Rocc spins DOOM's "LIGHTWORKS" (from 'BORN LIKE THIS.') way back in 2007

Way back in 2007 J Rocc spun Dilla's famous "Lightworks" with DOOM spitting over them. Since then I've been waiting for this track to surface, and I was sure Stones Throw would release it after "Sniper Elite" last year.

Well, we're not getting it from Stones Throw, but I was glad to see it made the track list of 'BORN LIKE THIS.'...

- Subroc, The Hip Hop Hendrix

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Track of the Day: DOOM - "ANGELZ" (Feat. TONY STARKS) [From 'BORN LIKE THIS.'/2009]

Today's track of the day is yet another joint from DOOM's 'BORN LIKE THIS.' album, and he gets some assistance from fellow character Tony Starks.

This track surfaced back in '04/'05 when it was released under a compilation released by the Nature Sounds record label, so if you've been a DOOM fan for a minute there's a good chance you've already heard it. Regardless, enjoy!


- Subroc, The Hip Hop Hendrix

J Rocc spins new DOOM track on Feb. 7 from "BORN LIKE THIS."

This past Saturday J Rocc hit everybody with a new exclusive DOOM track from his upcoming "BORN LIKE THIS." release. Produced by the late, great J Dilla...

- Subroc, The Hip Hop Hendrix

Monday, February 9, 2009

Track of the Day: DOOM - "BALLSKIN" (From 'BORN LIKE THIS.'/2009)

The first new material we've heard from DOOM's upcoming joint 'BORN LIKE THIS.' is the first "Track of the Day" feature here at Metal Faced.



- Subroc, The Hip Hop Hendrix

DOOM - "BORN LIKE THIS." Track listing!

Well, DOOM's latest solo venture "BORN LIKE THIS." (formerly titled BORN INTO THIS) is back after being delayed for several months, so I figured I'd bring the blog back.

Here's the track listing & some extra information for the album, which is set to release on March 24. (Let's all pray for no more delays)

Much props go out to DJ SPYDER for this information and keeping all the DOOM heads updated. Spyder first broke the news about this album way back in October.

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- Subroc, The Hip Hop Hendrix