- 2 x LP
- Metal Face
- Expected release
- 30 July 2021
Operation: Doomsday is the debut solo album by British-American rapper/producer MF Doom, marking his return to the hip hop scene after the demise of his group KMD. The album was released on Fondle 'Em Records in 1999.
Remastered 2-LP contains all the original album cuts. This special edition 2LP package comes housed in an a silver jacket featuring DOOM’s infamous metal mask icon embossed on it.
Each record is pressed on black vinyl. An absolute must have for the DOOM completist. The long awaited reissue of DOOM's first solo gem, Operation: Doomsday. Remastered from the original Fondle 'Em 1999 issue. Side A is listed as "Side Zero". Side B is "Side One". And so forth. Underneath his mysterious metal mask, MF DOOM hides the cachet underground legends are made of. After KMD (his first group)’s 1994 sophomore album Bl_ck B_st_rds was shelved by Elektra in 1994 and his blood brother Subroc (one half of the sibling rap duo) passed away, surviving frontman Zev Love X mutated into the MC Avenger known as MF DOOM and the Rap world is better for it. This 19-cut deep album is ridiculously dope, in a bizarro Ol’ Dirty Bastard kind of way. Doom sounds either high or drunk on most of the tracks, his self-produced beats are gritty, and his rhyme styles are almost indecipherable. On arguably the best track, “Rhymes Like Dimes,” Doom weaves some pointed lyrics through his abstract wordplay, spitting ‘only in America could you find a way to earn a healthy buck / And still keep your attitude on self-destruct.’ Who You Think I Am? features DOOM‘s crew M.onster I.sland C.zars, while on “?” he trades hot verses with former Columbia artist Kurious Jorge. Doom’s avant-garde ghetto-rhyme philosophies take even more intentionally weird twists on “Tick, Tick...” where he and guest MC MF Grimm’s flows warble over a rhythm track whose tempo speeds up and slows down continually. The comic-book themed skits, will help take you deep into the mind of an MC who is as otherworldly as they come. And in today’s bland commercial Rap universe, Operation Doomsday’s left-of-center beats and rhymes are the perfect remedy.
A1. The Time We Faced Doom (Skit)
A3. Rhymes Like Dimes (feat. DJ Cucumber Slice)
A4. The Finest (feat. Tommy Gunn)
A5. Back In The Days (Skit)
B1. Go With The Flow
B2. Tick, Tick... (feat. MF Grimm)
B3. Red & Gold (feat. King Geedorah)
B4. The Hands Of Doom (Produced by DJ SubRoc)
C1. Who You Think I Am? (feat. M.I.C.)
C2. Doom, Are You Awake? (Skit)
C4. Greenbacks (feat. Megalon & King Geedorah)
C5. The M.I.C. C6. The Mystery Of Doom (Skit)
D1. Dead Bent
D2. Gas Drawls
D3. ? (feat. Kurious Jorge)
D4. Hero vs. Villain (Epilogue)