In the wake of MF Doom’s tragic passing, revisit his classic Madlib-produced album “Madvillany,” released sixteen years ago.
The closest thing to a comic-book in aural fashion, MF DOOM’s villainous album has been widely celebrated as an essential chapter of the hip-hop canon, a brilliantly executed effort from two innovators. Madlib’s dusty production sets the perfect backdrop for DOOM’s musings, his thought-provoking bars and immersive concepts providing plenty of replay value. For an emcee not exactly known for his accessibility, there’s something strangely welcoming about Madvillany, an allure that only the most enigmatic and electrifying villains can conjure. Look no further than “Accordion” and “Figaro,” two standouts that put his lyrical prowess on display.
Be sure to revisit MF DOOM and Madlib’s timeless classic now, and share your favorite lyrics below. Rest in peace, DOOM. You will be missed.