Thursday, January 14, 2010

King Geedorah - Take Me to Your Leader

1. Fazers (King Geedorah)
2. Fastlane (Biolante aka Kurious)
3. Krazy World (Gigan)
4. The final Hour (MF DOOM)
5. Monster Zero (skit)
6. Next Level (Lil' Sci, ID 4 Winds & Stahhr)
7. No Snakes Alive (King Geedorah, Jet-Jaguar aka MF GRIMM & Rodan)
8. Anti Matter (MF DOOM & Mr. Fantastik
9. Take Me To Your Leader (skit)
10. Lockjaw (Trunks)
11. I Wonder ( Hassan Chop)
12. One Smart Nigger
13. The Fine Print (King Geedorah)

I was thinking of saving this album for the occasion that I decide to do an MF DOOM themed drop, in the end though I felt it only right to include it with the rest of the MIC releases since this is probably the best example of what the group was and is capable of.

King Geedorah is of course the MIC alter ego of the one and only MF DOOM, this album finds DOOM producing all of the 13 cuts and lending his vocals to 5 songs. The rest of the album is composed of skits and features from the other members of MIC. Firstly the production, all top notch and classic DOOM, out of all of his work I would have to say this is probably my favorite, the beats are out of this world, smooth Jazz samples mix with bugged out space sounds and old cartoon samples to create an amazing atmosphere for the MIC to lace. DOOM himself spit as dope as he ever has, under his Geedorah alter ego he sounds even more off his rocker then normal and it works perfectly here, DOOM has managed to truly separate his Geedorah persona from his DOOM alias and create a living and breathing character to rock the mic and boards.

The guest features are just as good, if not better. Kurious stops by as Biolante and vibes perfectly with Geedorah's production, Trunks stops in for a face melter of a verse, Grimm and Rodan kick mind bending flows along side one another and Gigan steals the show, turning in what is easily the best song of the album in the form of 'Krazy World', he effortlessly creates a catchy sing song hook and spits some jaw dropping verses, a true masterpiece of a track.

The only faults one can find with this album is the skits, you either love DOOM's skits or you dont, personally im a huge fan of them, I love hearing him chop up
vocal samples over his signature production to create a story, I can easily see why someone would be put off of it though, especially here when the skits can reach up to 5 minutes in length (no that wasnt a typo...5 minutes...). As ive said though im a huge fan of everything thats been done on this album, I think its a masterpiece and easily the best example of the early MIC lineup at its absolute best. Sadly many of these artist have split from one another and no longer work together, luckily though we'll always have this joint as a reminder of what could have someone get Gigan back in the booth to drop a solo! 

Overall - 5/5

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