Boomkat Product Review:
MF Doom’s pivotal album as King Geedorah lands heavy as ever, starring the Metal Fingered Villain on the beats and mic for a crucial chapter in his comic book fantasy rap alter-verse
‘Take Me To Your Leader’ was an early instalment of Doom’s most prolific, golden phase circa 2003-2005, ushering in a glut of now classic albums under myriad monikers that were all part of the same, singular microcosm. Working under an alias inspired by Godzilla’s three-headed enemy, and flanked by his Monster Island Czar rap crew mates, he switches between he MF Doom and King Geedorah characters over stone cold signature beats, each riddled with his signature cartoon samples and neck snap beats that arguably hailed the end of an era for this style, in parallel to his classics as Viktor Vaughn, Madvillain, and Danger Doom.
The album is a key part of the Doom story, now equidistant to his earliest and final works, and arguably marking the MC and producer at the peak of his powers. It’s stuffed with memory-triggering, ohrwurm hooks and sequenced for proper narrative immersion with his inimitable wordplay and flow in legendary effect between the likes of ‘Fazer’ to the avant-genius of ‘No Snakes Alive’, his sing-along ‘Anti-Matter’, and a vital warning shot to the domes of rap’s growing white audience in ‘One Smart N*gger.’
There’s still nowt quite like it. R.I.P. man.