Sep 11, 2009

Mad Villain - All Caps

MF DOOM and Madlib are Madvillain. The two met in 2002 and soon began working on Madvillainy which would be finished over the next year and released in March 2004. The music on Madvillainy went against the grain of all popular conventions in contemporary hip-hop: short songs, dirty sound, no choruses, and with lyrical themes which were not always clear to everyone on first listen. The album received the highest critical praise of a hip-hop album released in 2004, and years later has continued to generate interest and controversy.

The main character in the video looks like a mixture of Rorschach from Watchmen and Dr. Doom, which may not be a coincidence, since one of the Emcees is named MF Doom. I tend to be sort of a hip hop snob, since I listen to that which is considered underground, but take my word for it when I say that MadVillain is Hip Hop on the highest level. 'All Caps' comes from the album 'MadVillainy', and you can buy it on Amazon.

Madvillain - Stonesthrow Records

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