“Born Like This” by DOOM

Album: Born Like This
Artist: DOOM

“All big letters, but it isn’t no acronym.”, MF Doom has chopped off his Metal Fingers and brings us a new album under a new pseudonym. Born Like This is an album laced with minimalistic production, dark humor, and sharp lyrical wit. At no point does the album try to overwhelm the listener with too much at one. Beats are pronounced but not over-exaggerated (except for the snare drum on Angelz). There are violins, strange electric blips, and strange samples that provide a downright spooky vibe on some tracks. The bass tingles in the background to provide a groove for DOOM and friends to sling rhymes. DOOM’s vocal presence is the star of the show, asserting an authority over the instruments and samples that float around him.

Fans of DOOM’s supervillain past have nothing to worry about here. His trademark villain rap shows up in full force. Other than a name change, this is the same DOOM you’ve known under aliases MF Doom, King Geedorah, and Viktor Vaughn. Born Like This features some special guests, including Raekwon and Tony Starks (Aka Ghostface Killah) who bring their own spin to the villain madness. Born Like This is heavy in all the right places, with a little nerd humor and comic book goofiness.

Born Like This is available now.

DOOM official Myspace.

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