Boomkat Product Review:
Posthumous reminder of MF Doom’s landmark classic, following the late, great MC’s death at the end of 2020
A staple of our listening diet upon release in 2004 (probably preceded or followed by a listen to his ‘Special Blends volumes), ‘MM….Food’ still stands up among the greatest and most coveted hip hop albums of our time. Beats to bars, it’s a peerless example of Daniel Dumile Thompson’s MF Doom alias, playing out as a sort of stoned comic book fantasy voiced by a cartoon supervillain, literally inspired by Marvel Comics’ Doctor Doom, whose moniker sounds a bit like MF’s real middle name.
The 15 tracks oscillate between Doom’s mind-boggling metaphoric wordplay and his signature instrumentals, adapting the golden era ‘90s style of sampledelic collage and rugged rhymes to his singular purpose, and making a marked step on from his earlier work as Zev Love X with the legendary KMD. By choice or osmosis there’s probably a whole generation of headz who’ve committed the bars of ‘MM….Food’ to memory, and we can only recommend a refresher session right here if you’re rusty. Packing bags of nostalgia and vibes for days, it’s a true evergreen.