DOOM - Born Like This
So the MF is gone and underground hip hop’s most malcontent son insists on uppercase only for his moniker, but other than that it’s business as usual for DOOM who follows his 2005 Dangerdoom collaboration with Gorillaz and Gnarls Barkely beatsmith Dangermouse with a expectedly varied album.
Demands for bowls of Wheaties and musings over the sexual orientation of Batman fill his cantankerous lyrical splurges, and backed up with verbal firepower from the likes of Wu Tang’s Ghostface and Raekwon, he’s an unstoppable force.
While Born Like This doesn’t quite surprise, it is filled with flashes of the kind of brutal, cruel magic that singles DOOM out as a unique musical force. If everything’s all going to hell, it’s good to be in his company.