Boomkat Product Review:
This is it, the unbelievably anticipated collaboration between renegade beat/wordsmith MF Doom and the prolific hip hop entity known as Madlib. Featuring fellow luminaries like Quasimoto, Wildchild, and Viktor Vaughn makes the LP already unmissable, and the vibe is spread across 22 separate skits/tracks each produced by one or both heavyweight hip hoppers. Opening the Villainy is 'The Illest Villains' a very Doom styled sample skit, lots of TV voiceovers and a superb storyline about Madvillain which is cut and spliced to perfection, similar to King Geedorah's 'Monster Zero'. 'Accordion' starts the fray proper, an accordion loop drops an almost laxadazical vibe over the beats, while MF styles liquidly over the top, namedropping all from Dastardly and Mutley to Joe Tex, but it's the bass line that holds the key, half way through it subtly arrives and makes the cut complete. Next up head to the first 12" track 'America's Most Blunted', without a doubt one of the most perfect titles for self confessed tree smokers Lord Qwas and MF Doom. A classic psyche break with some genius samples lifted from what must be a goldmine Marijuana awareness record make the intro brilliant, but it's the rhymes in this track that make the grade, dope as hell and humorous it's the perfect mixture of bad rhymes and kick ass production, as Doom rhymes with the title: 'Tear a Page Out the Good Book, Hear it How you Want it' genius stuff. Also the superb 'Raid' has Madlib timestretching a piano loop for Doom to guest with M.E.D. aka Medaphoar, an unforgettable track once it gets in your head, Madlib has the knack of finding those phrases which just stick perfectly, and the MC'S rip the mic up, ace. There are too many tracks to head off on, but rest assured it's a collab between 2 of the finest people in hip hop, with some fly guests, it has all that you expected and more, including the 12" tracks 'Money Folder' and 'All Caps' and 'Curls'. MAD STYLES.