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HIP HOP CLASSICS: Madvillain - Madvillainy Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by PauLo, Jul 12, 2020.

  1. PauLo

    43% Burnt

    Sup. It’s Sunday. It’s time again for another hip hop classic. This week, we have a true underground/independent hip hop classic. A dream collab between two of the underground’s greatest talents and an album both have been trying to better since (with varying results). This week it’s the duo of producer extraordinaire Madlib and indie rap legend MF DOOM with their classic Madvillainy...


    Is this one of the greatest one off album ever? Have either got close to matching the chemistry they have on this album? Sound off below!

    @Henry to pin
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  2. PauLo

    43% Burnt

  3. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    have never listened to too much of his stuff tbh
  4. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Such a good one. Mm... Food is one of the GOAT as well
  5. Henry

    LISTEN TO CHAI Moderator

    I love this album a lot.

    Probably a weird choice, but Danger Doom is my favorite release of his.
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  6. soggytime


    In 2004 - MF Doom released both this and Mm..Food

  7. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Holy shit I don’t know if I realized they were the same year. We should be doing a double feature this week
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  8. PauLo

    43% Burnt

    And the second Victor Vaughn album. And DangerDoom just 18 months later. From 1999 to 2005, MF DOOM was untouchable.
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  9. jdr2187


    One of the best.

    Also think the King Geedorah album never gets enough love.
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  10. OotyPa

    fall away

    This album is one of my all-time favs. It just rides all the way through. Truly excellent trippy stuff.
  11. doom is a big blind spot for me

    looking forward to checking this out
  12. tdlyon

    Pawnee Forever Supporter

    An absolute masterclass in both sample based production and weird flows. Amazing fucking album

    All I want is a new MF DOOM project, I love absolutely everything he's ever done, very few people can create a distinct aesthetic across an album like he can
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  13. PauLo

    43% Burnt

    There’s something about deep, gruff vocals over a Madlib beat that just sounds so good. MF DOOM mastered it on this. Freddie Gibbs has come mighty close, but nothing can top Madvillain for me. It’s a perfect album filled with some of the best either have done.

    All Caps, Raid, Accordion, Figaro & Rhinestone Cowboy are my clear favourites off this
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  14. williek311

    @wearthicksocks Prestigious

    This is one of my favorite albums of all time acorss genres.
  15. Cameron

    FKA nowFace Prestigious

    The goat
  16. OotyPa

    fall away

    The abstract rhymes on this album are next level. There are moments on this record where every syllable DOOM rhymes with the last and he sustains that flow over several bars. It’s impeccable.
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  17. Rowan5215

    An inconsequential shift as the continents drift.

    sometimes he rhyme quick sometimes he rhyme slow
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  18. PauLo

    43% Burnt

    I don’t know if I’d ever want a follow up to this. The Madlib remix album he did 4 years after this is great and also makes them sound like completely new songs (which I suppose they are, but you know what I mean!). But if this is all we ever get from them? I’d be fine with that.

    Plus it would be one of those albums that probably wouldn’t live up to the hype... hi Jay Electronica!
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  19. OotyPa

    fall away

    What was the last great MF Doom album? I enjoyed CZARFACE Meets Metal Face but it didn't reach the heights of Danger Doom, Madvillain, Mm Food, King Geedorah, etc...
  20. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Born Like This?
  21. OotyPa

    fall away

    weirdly enough I don't think I've ever heard it
  22. PauLo

    43% Burnt

    Born Like This is good, but the fact some of the beats were recycled from his Special Herbs beat tapes, so was a little disappointing. His album with Jneiro Jarel as JJ DOOM is probably the last thing he did that was really good.

    His Czarface collab was ok, but the production didn’t really do anything for me. And NehruvianDoom was ok too, but Bishop Nehru’s voice isn’t interesting enough to me.
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  23. williek311

    @wearthicksocks Prestigious

    yeah somethings don't need a follow up, especially when they are as near perfect as these. See also why we don't have The Rock 2 or The Thing 2.

    I will say though OB4CL2 was surprisingly very good. Need to revist.
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  24. Marx&Recreation


    Does anyone else have this issue with Doom where I really love a handful of songs by him, but when I try to listen to an album of his, I never dislike it or anything but much of it just doesn’t stick with me at all? This album is the one real exception to that for me
  25. PauLo

    43% Burnt

    Very true. Raekwon’s solo output hasn’t been all that great outside of both Cuban Linx albums, though.