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DOOM: Born Like ThisBorn Like This (2009)
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Doom dropped the MF and a new album of all-new stuff about a year ago. This isn't the best album Doom has put out and it wasn't the best hip-hop album of 2009--hell, I'm hard-pressed to say it was in the top 10. But it's still dope. It's still better than most of the stuff out there. It's Doom, so .
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Doom dropped the MF and a new album of all-new stuff about a year ago. This isn't the best album Doom has put out and it wasn't the best hip-hop album of 2009--hell, I'm hard-pressed to say it was in the top 10. But it's still dope. It's still better than most of the stuff out there. It's Doom, so it's hard to expect anything less than stellar.

Anyone with any previous knowledge of Doom should enjoy this album--the beats sound cleaner to me, but they still have that vibe that Doom albums have. "Gazzillion Ear" is one of the best Doom tracks I've ever heard, mostly because of the J Dilla production.

I've always enjoyed the short bursts of songs, the two-minute-and-under raps that Doom always kills over such creative beats. This album has a good selection of those like "Ballskin," "Microwave Mayo" and "Lightworks." I gotta give props to Empress Starhh for making "Still Dope" one of the best tracks on the whole CD. She raps non-stop over a great beat. My jaw was on the floor the first time I heard it.

If you dig Doom or underground hip-hop in general, then this is a great album to add to your collection. Like I said, it isn't the best album Doom's ever done but it ranks comfortably in the Doom annals as a solid record with some shinning moments. It's hard to find a Doom album without some dope beats and rhymes--that's what makes him Doom.

 

 
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icapped2pac (May 4, 2010)

Slaughterhouse was so wack, dude. The production was crap. Such a disappointment given that it was a "supergroup".

And yes, I did hear that M.O.P. album, and yes, it was the best thing they've done since Warriorz. Had I mentioned one more album in that list, that would have been it.

szmitu_rage (May 2, 2010)

doom is boring

Sliced-T (May 2, 2010)

I like Doom a lot when he's teaming up with another producer. His solo albums don't really do it for me. That being said, I thought this was one of this better albums.

noah (May 1, 2010)

Hip hop artists whose 2009 albums are better than this:

Rick Ross
Mos Def
Slaughterhouse
Raekwon

usversusthem (May 1, 2010)

Also:

Blakroc - Blakroc
P.O.S. - Never Better
Jay-Z - The Blueprint III

This was pretty disappointing by DOOM standards.

slowstupidhungry (May 1, 2010)

"Diamond District - In The Ruff
Cyne - Water For Mars
Ghettosocks - Treat Of The Day
Skyzoo - The Salvation
Marco Polo & Torae - Double Barrel
Blaq Poet - The Blaqprint
People Under The Stairs - Carried Away
John Robinson & MF Doom - Who Is This Man?"

FUCK YEAH! "Double Barrel" is sweet. So is "Blaq Print" but that is almost more of a singles collection than an album itself. Did you hear the last MOP joint? Best thing they've done in a while.

ZachLeg (May 1, 2010)

i thought this was the crusty band that Lady Gaga likes

Icapped2pac (May 1, 2010)

"love this album... what hip hop recs were better in 09?"

Diamond District - In The Ruff
Cyne - Water For Mars
Ghettosocks - Treat Of The Day
Skyzoo - The Salvation
Marco Polo & Torae - Double Barrel
Blaq Poet - The Blaqprint
People Under The Stairs - Carried Away
John Robinson & MF Doom - Who Is This Man?

feeeding5000 (April 30, 2010)

Ohhhhh... Wrong Doom.
Sigh.
Police! Police Bastuhd!

half_head (April 30, 2010)

love this album... what hip hop recs were better in 09?

evildeadalive (April 30, 2010)

Yeah I thought it was the original band at first too..

noah (April 30, 2010)

@tris: I wouldn't count on it

Misanthropee (April 30, 2010)

Not bad, but the crust band is way better.

d_boons_ghost (April 30, 2010)

I love that "Gazillion Ear" samples the score from "Midnight Express."

tris (April 30, 2010)

sick album, raekwon kills it on 'yessir'. not as good as vaudeville villain, mm...food or madvillainy, though. any idea when the doom/ghostface collab is coming out?

overdefined (April 30, 2010)

Dope

killdefenses (April 30, 2010)

definitely thought the original doom had a new alum just now.

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