Mentioned this release a while back and it is now it’s here. I just got Key to the Kuffs a couple of days ago, I can’t give a full review of the release just yet, but here is a video treatment for a highlight “Guv’nor”. Cool video, good song. The Villain is a unique brand of hip hop. If you are a DOOM fan, you will like this. If you have never listened to him before, try Madvillainy first. It’s better. Jneiro Jarel is the best producer out that you’ve never heard of. Enjoy.
Say what you want about the “Villian”. Love him, hate him, I don’t care MF Doom is still exciting and unique as a hip hop artist. I have loved his brand weirdo cartoon super hero/villain rap for years. He seems to be losing some of his fans and friends because of sending fake Dooms out on concert stages who then are performing to a backing track. Or, just generally being an asshole.
Imagine watching the first guy lip lynch through the whole set and paying $40 to see it.
I have the solution. I think everyone should just boycott his performances and buy his records. I am excited about his new project with one of the most underrated producers in the game Jneiro Jarel called Key To The Kuffs which is slated to drop August 21st. Doom can still rap but has struggled with production when not matched with a major producer like Danger Mouse or Madlib. The producer seem to give him direction, which he doesn’t have when left alone. This should be good. I’m intrigued. Here is the first single, “Banished”. Enjoy.