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Shadows of Tomorrow: Mega Ran's FREESTYLE FRIDAY #002 MF DOOM Tribute "One Beer" (Prod. By: DJ DN3)

Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. "I tell anyone who ever asks that there would be no Mega Ran without the fearlessness of two of my favorite artists: DOOM & Del The Funky Homosapien. I even mention it in my book, [DREAM MASTER: A MEMOIR]. I got to work with Del this past year and I never let go of hope that I'd one day collaborate with DOOM. Unfortunately, his transition pr

Shadows of Tomorrow: Malcolm Catto On The Heliocentrics' "Distant Star" A Chance Collaboration with DOOM & Percee P (MF DOOM Tribute)

The Heliocentrics, DOOM & Percee P (CREDIT: The GTAsoldier AKA Errol718) Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. "Basically, through Egon, we were able to get Percee P to do vocals over an instrumental arrangement of "Distant Star," the first version of which was mixed by our friend and, at the time, Sydney-based co-producer of The Heliocentrics, Mike Burnham. We recorded horns

Shadows of Tomorrow: DJ Frank White Shares "Vik Ferrari (MF DOOM x Andy Kaufman)" DOOM Tribute Mix #1

MF DOOM/BIG BENN KLINGON? (CREDIT: Tim Saccenti) Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. "Thanks for the inquiry. Like I was saying in that [Facebook] message, I had been wanting to make a DOOM series of mixes called Vik Ferrrari (Andy Kaufman character from the TV show Taxi) 'cuz DOOM has always been an Andy K. kind of character to me [...] Plus, I've always wanted to use the Vic

Shadows of Tomorrow: Nice & Nasty Vaz Speaks About M.F. DOOM's Early Career & Booking His First "Secret" Show (The Witzard Interview)

M.F. DOOM's Debut at The Nightrain Showcase 9/19/98 (CREDIT: Lewis Holiday) Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. Since MF DOOM's "Coffin Nails" recently appeared within the oficial Raedio Presents: Biden + Harris 2021 Inauguration Playlist and today is, in fact, Inauguration Day, we figured what better day to go live with our first interview as part of Shadows of Tomorrow? W

With The Quickness #17: Will Butler's O.G. Winamp Playlist Full of Grindcore, Fastcore & Powerviolence Selections (To Live A Lie Records)

To Live A Lie (TLAL) Records is a Raleigh, North Carolina-based Fast Hardcore, Grindcore, and Powerviolence label founded by Will "Fastcore" Butler. Since forming in 2005, To Live A Lie has released recordings by ACxDC/Antichrist Demoncore, DROPDEAD (only distribution,) Eddie Brock, Escuela Grind, FAIM, GEL, Marxbros, Peace Test, Regional Justice Center, Sick Sh*t, Travølta, and more. Additionally, Will Butler has a few of his own bands signed to TLAL, including Christ Violence, Don Garnelli, No Comply, and Tired of Everything, and was once part of now-defunct projects Iron Crow, Oxidant, and The Dead Body Men. We've recently been in contact with Will concerning a number of releases we persoanlly ordered and wrote about, namely HARD FOUL / THESE BASTARDS' self-titled split EP on on newly-reinvigorated 625 Thrashcore. So, when putting together installments of our onging Punk playlist column, With The Quickness, for 2021, we figured why not reach out to Will for a G

Shadows of Tomorrow: OLD CITY's Justin Mayer & Trè Marsh Share Fond Memories of DOOM's Rhymes Like Dimes (MF DOOM Tributes)

CREDIT: Justin Mayer (@OldCity215) Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. "DOOM broke the rules. While some of the greatest emcees were playfully comparing themselves to Ghost Rider or The Incredible Hulk, DOOM had one better. He didn't plan to passively reference, he would create a universe and rule it with an Iron Fist. With one snap of that metal fingered fist, he created an alternat

Shadows of Tomorrow: Members of Jaubi, EABS & Tenderlonious Share DOOM & MADVILLAIN Tribute "Figaro (Farewell MF DOOM)"

CREDIT: GANGSTER DOODLES (@gangsterdoodles) Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. "In April 2019, the last minutes at the Riot Studio in Lahore were filled with the sound of "Figaro" from the classic MADVILLAIN duo's album. After the recording of Jaubi's upcoming album, Nafs At Peace, the musicians gathered in the studio and played this song spontaneously in the form of

Shadows of Tomorrow: MADVILLAIN "ALL CAPS" Illustrator & Animator James Reitano Talks Working with DOOM & Madlib (MF DOOM Tribute)

CREDIT: James Reitano (TFU Studios) Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. "In summer of 2003, I'd re-discovered the Grantray-Lawrence series of Marvel Comics cartoons. I distinctly remember these as a kid that my brother and I would laugh and make fun of these embarassingly simple animations. Marvel was trying to get into the animation business and using the actual 60's comic art,

Shadows of Tomorrow: Jason DeMarco's Villainous DOOM Stories THREAD, Part 2 (MF DOOM Tribute)

Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. "Here's another DOOM story: so, the year DangerDOOM came out, it was an Indie hit record—sold, like, 350K copies, was on a ton of best-of lists, etc. When it came time to do our yearly [adult swim] Upfront party in NYC, Mike Lazzo said, "we should have DangerDOOM play." I said I would talk to DOOM/Danger Mouse and see how they felt. Of

Shadows of Tomorrow: 4:44 Singer-songwriter Free Pays Tribute to MF DOOM's Operation: Doomsday & MM..FOOD (@fourfortyfournj)

SOURCE: Jason DeMarco/FRKO (CREDIT: @theartistcarris) Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. "R.I.P. MF DOOM. I can't explain how much his music has meant to me over the years. Back in Freshman year of high school, I came across the song "Doomsday" on YouTube with this strange picture of a man with a mask on it. As soon as I started listening to that, I was transported to anot

Shadows of Tomorrow: Jason DeMarco's Villainous DOOM Stories THREAD, Part 1 (MF DOOM Tribute)

Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. "This post is from DOOM's [wife], Jasmine. If Jas wrote it, it's legit. I'll tell some DOOM stories a bit later, for now, I need to process... Dude made me laugh and made me furious, almost got me fired and I STILL loved him. Rest In Power to one of the greatest to ever do it. Okay, here's a DOOM story or two: Daniel Dumile AKA MF DOOM

Shadows of Tomorrow: New West Records Signee Ron Gallo Remixes DOOM' "GAZZILLION EAR" (MF DOOM Tribute)

CREDIT: Arturo Torres (@arturodraws) Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. As tribute, Ron Gallo shares a remix of MF DOOM's "[GAZZILLION] EAR," along with this personal statement: "To date, I don't think an [artist's] death has hit me as much as MF DOOM and I did not expect that until it happened. That feels like the DOOM way—he's like a shadow lurking genius, a

Shadows of Tomorrow: COSMO BAKER On MF DOOM's Wild "Monday Night At Fluid" 4/30/2001 (DOOM Tribute)

CREDIT: COSMO BAKER (@CosmoBaker) Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. THE FIRST TIME I MET DOOM: It's weird telling this story about THE FIRST TIME I MET MF DOOM because I don't think I've ever spoken about it other than in-passing or word-of mouth, so sitting down to write about this, considering that he's gone, just has me all sorts of f**ked up. But just to get this G*ddamn

Dan Ex Machina Return with Pop-punk-indebted Bail Shag EP Originally Written Between 2006-09 (Autopsy Turvy Music)

Dan Ex Machina - "When to Shut Up" Music Video (CREDIT: Jackie Papanier) Dan Ex Machina (DXM) is the long-standing, ever-evolving Alternative/Indie Rock project of Cherry Hill, NJ-based musician Dan Weiss. DXM was active as a solo project since the early 2000's, but never officially released any music until early 2020 to properly release finished versions of albums conceived as far back as 16 years ago. For example, Dan Ex Machina's "2020" debut, the awesomely-titled Pity Party Animal, was originally written by Dan Weiss and a crew of musically-abled friends in 2004; years later, it was tracked, mixed, and mastered by Doug Gallo at AGL Sounds in New Brunswick, NJ between September and December 2017. DXM's "2020" follow-up Borat-referencing My Wife was originally written back in 2006 with additional recording, production, mixing, and mastering by Doug Gallo in 2017 at AGL Sounds. Bail Shag EP by Dan Ex Machina Last year, we spoke with DXM

Vans_Westly Returns with Jumbled-produced & Hand-cut Music Video for "East" from Rapscallion EP (Bandcamp)

CREDIT: Hand-cut "EAST." Art By: John Bachman (@NapalmDef) Happy New Year to all of our trusty readers out there! Let's hope this year will be better than the last! Today, for our first post of 2021, we're back with new music from Vans_Westly & Jumbled. We've previously featured Vans' 2017 QUILLS EP produced by NelWayne & Drew Scott, which was followed up by Bubble Boy (2018) with beats from Scott & Height Keech and released on Cold Rhymes Records. Vans_Westly's latest release, an EP entitled Rapscallion, fully produced by friend of The Witzard, John Bachman AKA Jumbled. Rapscallion was, actually, released on November's bandcamp Friday last year with 50% of the profits raised going towards Bail Fund and 50% towards BARCS or as Vans himself put it, "100 percent goes to good sh*t!" Rapscallion by Vans_Westly Now, as 2021 has kick-started itself into gear, Vans_Westly has returned once more with a proper music video for Rapsc