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Music, All Shook Down Download A Rare!!! Mixtape!!! From Bay Area Crazy Person Lil B

Download A Rare!!! Mixtape!!! From Bay Area Crazy Person Lil B

Just... wow.​I think we can all agree that Berkeley-based loudmouth Lil B is full of surprises: last week he released a splashy watercolor Hallmark card of an album called Rain In England; this week he's dropping MF Based, a "rare"…
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Music, Reviewed Why?

Why?

The press release for Alopecia claims that Why? ringleader Yoni Wolf was inspired "as much by MF Doom and Lil' Wayne as J. Newsom and Big Dylan." I don't hear any of that, although the disc recalls the beat weirdness…
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Music, Reviewed Saga of the Simian Samurai

Saga of the Simian Samurai

The teaming up of venerated MCs with esteemed producers has reaped fantastic results over the past few years. From Kool Keith and Dan the Automator's Dr. Octagon project to Danger Mouse and MF Doom's Danger Doom, the right chemistry can…
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Music, MF Doom: Echoes of Lauryn Hill

MF Doom: Echoes of Lauryn Hill

Will the real MF Doom please show up? That was the prevailing sentiment about the indie rap star after his scheduled Sept. 18 appearance at the Independent. At 8:30 that evening, staffers say, they were informed Doom never even got…
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Music, All Shook Down

MF DOOM Fucks SF?: WTF Went Down, Bay Area?

UPDATE: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Doom Does It Again! Comments are coming in saying Doom stood up the crowd at his make-up date last night at the Independent. Does anyone have more info? I hear refunds are being offered? For…
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Music, All Shook Down Doom Back in SF 9/18 -- Maybe

Doom Back in SF 9/18 -- Maybe

Giving you nothing but the lick like two broads -- MF Doom has whetted appetites with a return appearance at the Independent, just weeks after the embattled, addled and tittle-tattled rapper got his chops busted by our readers on…
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Music, All Shook Down

Rock the Bells, The Expendables, New Monsoon -- ASD's Live Music Picks for Saturday, August 18

Rock the Bells, 12 noon at McCovey Cove Parking Lot (AT&T Park) . $76. Performing:Sage Francis, Murs, Blackalicious, Hieroglyphics, MF Doom, The Coup, Jedi Mind Tricks, Immortal Technique, Pharoahe Monch, EPMD, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Public Enemy, The Roots, Cypress…
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Music, BeatBox Beat Box

Beat Box

In hip hop, having a variety of aliases is as common as talking about problems with shady record labels. MF Doom has plenty of the former (Viktor Vaughn, King Geedorah, Madvillain), seemingly little of the latter, and a penchant for…
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Music, Reviewed Ghostface Killah

Ghostface Killah

Ghostface Killah didn't wait long to offer up more of the raw material following the critical and creative success of this year's Fishscale. More Fish is actually closer to a mixtape than a proper album, showcasing the skills of Ghost's…
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Music, BeatBox The blue-blooded Blowfly, the multialiased MF Doom, and the lyrically infallible Casual

The blue-blooded Blowfly, the multialiased MF Doom, and the lyrically infallible Casual

Years before 2 Live Crew got as nasty as they wanted to be and Kool Keith started regaling fans with tales of interstellar ass-crack spelunking, Miami-based filthy funk maestro Blowfly was fending off obscenity charges and getting his X-rated albums…
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Music, OK Then

The Talented Mr. Madlib

I don't smoke much pot anymore. In the past year I've puffed the magic dragon maybe two or three times, and even then I've taken only a few teensy-weensy hits. The stuff makes me crazy. Immediately after inhaling I become…
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Music,

The Talented Mr. Madlib

I don't smoke much pot anymore. In the past year I've puffed the magic dragon maybe two or three times, and even then I've taken only a few teensy-weensy hits. The stuff makes me crazy. Immediately after inhaling I become…
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Music, Reviewed MF Doom

MF Doom

Spitting a slipstream of rearranged clichés, comic-culture allusions, and schizoid sci-fi references, MF Doom has spent the past two years ruling the underground hip hop ghetto with an iron mask (i.e., the one he's always wearing). He puts out classic…
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Music, BeatBox

BeatBox

Sly, absurd, and more prolific than God, MC/producer MF Doom was crowned '04's king of the underground after releasing a half-dozen proper albums and numerous instrumental records in the past year and a half. Aesthetically, Doom is a bottom feeder.…
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Music, Reviewed Prince Po

Prince Po

There's a basic principle in both hip hop and dating that Prince Po long ago violated: Never stand next to someone more attractive than yourself; it makes you look bad. As one half of hip hop supergroup Organized Konfusion, Prince…
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Music, Reviewed Yesterdays New Quintet

Yesterdays New Quintet

Yesterdays New Quintet isn't comprised of five people. The act is all Madlib, the Los Angeles producer who seemingly never sleeps. How else to explain his über-prolific output? In the past year, he's released four albums -- collaborations with Jay…
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Music, Mad Genius

Mad Genius

Sitting across from me at the Ramada Inn bar on Ninth and Market, the legendary MC Daniel Dumile -- aka Zevlove X, or MF Doom, or King Geedorah, or Victor Vaughn -- looks like a complete stranger. Although I've almost…
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