Boomkat Product Review:
Classic Doom - Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition.
His first solo album since '04's 'MM..Food', 'Born Like This' could have taken another 4 years and it would probably still have sounded the same, this is DOOM and the tongue twisted and brain boggled lyrics, cherry picked samples and primo beats would always come together with this fella at the helm.
This set takes its title from Charles Bukowski's poem 'Dinosauria' and a tale describing "Hospitals which are so expensive it's cheaper to die... a country where jails are full and madhouses closed", so it's perfect fodder for Dumile to feed his uncompromising sense of hiphop noir and reinforce his outsider superhero status. The production duties are largely taken up by DOOM himself with his usual stacks of jimmyed sampledelia and killer beats fully in effect next to extra productions from Jay Dilla, Jake One and Madlib working on an inherently understood synchronicity.
Extra vocals come from fellow 'character rap' specialist Raekwon, with Slug, Tony Starks and Kurious making supporting appearances but you know it's all about DOOM's inimitable sense of flow, timing and ruminations on subject matters far removed from your average MC's curriculum. I can foresee this recieving maximum rotation round these parts for some time to come...