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Shadows of Tomorrow: David Begun Breaks Down Inspirations Behind His J VILLAIN: DOOMnuts Mash-up Mixtape (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. "I've been a fan of DOOM's music since his first release, Operation: Doomsday. Incredible beats, rhymes that had their own flow and imagination to them, and the ability to craft it all together with a theme to create a stand-alone piece of classic Hip-Hop was remarkable. He went on to do that with, basically, every project; his albums aren'

A.M. Breakups Shares OGB EP Featuring SKECH185, DJ Addikt & Phoebe Ayn Rose (Reservoir Sound)

A.M. Breakups Self-portrait (CREDIT: @tidesareout) Marris Mielnick is a Brooklyn-bred, New Orleans-based producer, Polaroid photographer , and alternative woodworking and metal artist, who moonlights as A.M. Breakups. An affiliate of both Lt Headtrip's we are the karma kids and Uncommon Nasa's Uncommon Records, Mielnick is the founder of his own Brooklyn-based Hip-Hop/Rap collective, Reservoir Sound. A.M. Breakups is part of groups 11:00A.M. We Are Not for Them, and CULT FAVORITE with emcees Eleven, Warren Britt, and E L U C I D, respectively. Breakups has previosuly released collaborations with the like sof billy woods, Despot, Teddy Faley, Uncommon Nasa, Vordul Mega (Cannibal Ox,) Junclassic, Shortrock, k-the-i??? and more. O G B by A.M. Breakups Following a brief two-year self-imposed sabbatical period, paired with a recent move from Brooklyn to New Orleans, A.M. Breakups has returned with a new musical effort. OGB is a concise four-track EP billed as the "first

Shadows of Tomorrow: BigNick PearlCity (Bito Sureiya, Hippu Hoppu Otaku) Shares His Thoughts On MF DOOM's Life, Legacy & DOOMposters

SOURCE: MF DOOM CAPSPOSTING (CREDIT: Angel "Tha Soloist" Vergara) 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 heard MF DOOM rap, I told the person who got me hip [to him] I could "rap better" than DOOM. I didn't understand it. I was listening to, like, Curren$y & Odd Future and sh*t, but that was not long-lived, as I heard "One Beer" the n

Shadows of Tomorrow: MF DOOM Taught Me How to Rhyme "Accordion" with "Embroidering" By Charles Bridgers, IV (DOOM Tribute)

MF DOOM Print - CREDIT: Matt Murphy (@mattmurphyillustration) 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. "For many, 2020 felt like a dream, a brief interlude from reality where much was taken and little was returned. For me, it's been a year of silence, reflection, and equations. It wasn't until the death of a Daniel Dumile that I found myself trapped in a nightmare that I didn't wa

Shadows of Tomorrow: Spoken Nerd & Juan Cosby Talk About "MC DOOM," Invisible Library Comics, Vol. 1 & Their Admiration for DOOM (MF DOOM Tribute)

Invisible Library Comics, Vol. 1 - CREDIT: Jenn Conrad (@slick_venom) 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. MC Doom by Spoken Nerd x Juan Cosby "This is probably the first song we ever made together. I made the beat and [Spoken] Nerd did the raps. We just released it as a solo song, if I recall, but it may have been part of one of Nathan's Invisible Library compilations, so you migh

Shadows of Tomorrow: "ATHF" Director James Reitano Talks About Working with DANGERDOOM (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 2005, I was asked to create a video for an upcoming Danger Mouse/MF DOOM collaboration. The project was called DANGERDOOM and was being released by Epitaph Records with a partnership from Cartoon Network. The record was, also, going to feature the cast of Aqua Teen Hunger Force from [adult swim], CN's late n

The Hard Times Writers Recruit The Lawrence Arms' Frontman Brendan Kelly As "Crustie" Kramer for Punk Rock Seinfeld (@punkrockseinfeld)

Last night while watching 90 Day Fiance with my lovely wife and surfing The Internet, I stumbled upon a post by The Lawrence Arms (@thelawrencearms) which read, "Damn you, Seinfeld, you useless pustule! "Dig this: BK is the voice of "Crustie" Kramer on the new, stop-motion animation Punk Rock Seinfeld. You can watch the first episode, The Pronoun, now on YouTube!" "BK" is, of course, The Lawrence Arms frontman Brendan Kelly, also, of Brendan Kelly & The Wandering Birds, Slapstick, The Broadways, and The Falcon fame. Kelly moonlights as both a label co-founder at Red Scare Industries and a writer for Punk/Hardcore satire news site, The Hard Times . Actually, Punk Rock Seinfeld is entirely run by The Hard Times Writers; it was created by Dan Luberto, Eric Navarro, and Kevin Tit. Luberto voices George, Tit voices Jerry, and Heather Cook voices Elaine. Here's a brief synopsis of Episode 1, The Pronoun, posted by The Hard Times on Facebook

Shadows of Tomorrow: Monster Rally Speaks On 2010 DOOM Remixes & His Resounding Influence (MF DOOM Tribute)

CREDIT: Jason Jägel (@jagel) 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 owe a lot to DOOM & Madlib, for that matter, and, especially, to the MADVILLAINY record. MADVILLAINY was the first Hip-Hop record I ever purchased (aside from a [Will Smith] Big Willie Style CD when I was in grade school.) Back in the day when I was still playing in my old Screamo band and we were on tour, I would al

Shadows of Tomorrow: BIG GHOST LIMITED Shares His Illustrious Thoughts On DOOM's Life, Death & Career (MF DOOM Tribute)

CREDIT: KARISSA KANESHIRO (@karissakaneshiro) 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 difference between talent and genius. The significance of some artists' bodies of work cannot be measured or quantified by man-made instruments or hypotheses... it's like accurately guessing how many people on the planet see the same star in the night sky at the same time. If time wasnt the abs

Shadows of Tomorrow: Intersection Magazine's 2012 DOOM BUGGIES Feature Photographer Alex de Mora (The Witzard Interview)

SOURCE: Intersection Magazine (CREDIT: Alex de Mora) 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'll easily spend two thousand dollars on one of those. Every kid wants to have a remote controlled car, but back when I was a kid, we couldn't afford it. One day, I said OK, I'm gonna treat myself and [threw] down 500 dollars for one of these. It was a T-Maxx from the Traxxas company,&q

3 Feet High & Rising: BLOODSTAINS Share Orange County Punk EP Demo 2020 (Bandcamp Exclusive)

BLOODSTAINS is an Orange County, California-based Punk Rock/SoCal Death band. They're quite mysterious and list next to nothing on their Bandcamp page and don't seem to have a Facebook page or other social media accounts, but their frontman Cesar Eduardo "Eddie" Marin seems to have a bit more of a social presence online. We, actually, heard about BLOODSTAINS from an online friend and fellow writer, Ben "Edge" Merlis, who posted about them within a Punk/Hardcore Facebook Group. BLOODSTAINS current line-up includes Marin on vocals, David Espinoza on guitar, Nick Espinoza on bass, and Vince Catanho on drums. Demo 2020 by Bloodstains BLOODSTAINS' debut release, Demo 2020, a 3-tarck demo EP is currently available as a Bandcamp exclusive. Said Bandcamp page lists: All Songs Written & Performed By BLOODSTAINS, Recorded By David Espinoza, Mastered By Colin Knight , November/December 2020, and Logo Design By Geoff Kresge (Ex-AFI/Tiger Army, FEAR.) Ces

Shadows of Tomorrow: 1999 M.F. DOOM Interview Originally Published at DJAyres.com (DOOM Tribute)

GRAPHIC: @unibrowDuck (Original Photograph By: Veronika Zielinska) 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. DJ Ayres' unearthed 1999 MF DOOM interview origianlly published on January 25, 2021 at DJAyres.com . "MF DOOM, photographed by my wife, Veronika, on Long Beach, Long Island in 1999. He was renting a little room in an old guy's house; just his bed, clothes, and a little bi

Jumbled Shares Classic Rock Breaks, Vol.1 & Tone Lōc-inspired CD-only Just The Singles (Harford & Reckord Tapes)

Just this past Friday was the first Bandcamp Friday of 2021 and to help celebrate the occasion, our favorite Baltimore-based producer, JUmbled (who describes himself as falling "somewhere between Madlib & Mike Watt") returned with a gaggle of goodies: a new project, Classic Rock Breaks, Vol. 1 and a CD-only comp. entitled Just The Singles , as well as resurfaced CD copies of his early Rap/Hip-Hop album, Keep Diggin' , Monster Jam, YOU DON'T KNOW?! with bonus cuts, and Bully Preston's The Insult, and cassettes of You Best Not Miss with Lace Berriez and his 2019 instrumental beat tape, Padre. Classic Rock Breaks vol.1 by Jumbled As stated above, Just The Singles is a Tone Lōc - Lōc-ed After Dark-inspired CD-only comp. featuring Jumbled's collaborative efforts with the likes of ALASKA, Cody Cody Jones, Dot-Com Intelligence, Dwell, salk. Drew Scott, Torito, UllNevaNo, Vans_Westly, and more. For those painfully unaware, the remainder of the aforementioned

Shadows of Tomorrow: PENPALS' Emcee Rapswell & Producer Squires Pay Tribute to MF DOOM with "Skullcap" (Metal Fingers 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. "DOOM has been one of my biggest influences since I first heard KMD & Operation: Doomsday. Besides having some of the best wordplay and beats, he showed that originality has no limits and rules are meant to be broken. He created worlds and his passing hit me harder than any musician in recent memory. I just started listening to a lot of his [Metal

Shadows of Tomorrow: Serious Rap Sh*t Podcast Co-host Josh Leidy On A Villain's Impact (MF DOOM Tribute)

DOOM STARKS & Jay Elec-Hanukkah (CREDIT: Arturo Torres) 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. Josh Leidy is a writer, producer, filmmaker, and co-host of the Serious Rap Sh*t Podcast and content creator for Culture Cypher Media. Follow Josh "Indi" Leidy (@indi_srs) on Twitter and Instagram to experience more of his work. Daniel Dumile—even in his youth as Zev Love X—showed an

Shadows of Tomorrow: DOMi & JD Beck Speak On Their Inspirations Behind Viral "MADVILLAINY Tribute" (Madlib & MF DOOM)

CREDIT: Shades of Blue Prints (@fcarteron) 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. "MADVILLAINY is one of our favorite albums and we've been fans of Madlib & MF DOOM for ages. We, normally, don't see musicians covering Madlib & DOOM stuff as much as the [J] Dilla catalogue, so we thought we would try it out [...] His rhythm was super-inspiring and not a lot of other rappers i

Shadows of Tomorrow: Rhys Langston On MF DOOM's Influence & His Own Tribute "mangy velour (for DOOM)"

CREDIT: Unknown Artist (SOURCE: r/mfdoom) 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 remember only a few years removed from college graduation, talking to my (very smart) friend Pate after I lamented not reading enough theory to feel I could enter certain conversations (academically or on The Internet.) His response was to read at my own pace and not worry, that it was important to not get t

Aaron Adkins & Joe Villella of P*ssing Match On The Ins & Outs of Crossing Streams (The Witzard Interview)

Pissing Match was formed in the fall and winter of 2013-14 by guitarist Aaron Adkins (Everything Falls Apart, Able Danger, Lewd Dewds,) who had wanted to start a Hardcore band that borrowed from his latest obsession: the short, frantic start-stop frenzy of the Swedish Hardcore duo Pusrad and wed it with the sounds of USHC alumni D.R.I. Koro, and Negative Approach with a splash of toilet humor for sh*ts and giggles. After recording all of the instruments and vocals for a 10-song demo tape clocking in at just over three minutes, Adkins enlisted vocalist Jay Galvin (Slugfest, Face The Panic, PURE HEEL,) who suggested the young pisspot Rob Ohlenschlager (PURE HEEL) on drums and veteran bassist Joe Villella (KDC, Fledging Death, Bleed for Me) to round out the yellow-eyed line-up. After the release of the aforementioned demo tape in 2014, followed by the 6-minute 16-song Break The Seal 7-inch in 2016; the gang quickly marked their territory on the US Hardcore scene. The quartet subseque