Artist: KMD featuring Doom & Jay Electronica
Song: “True Lightyears”
Album: Crack In Time (release date TBD)
Everything is coming up DOOM these days. The reclusive and elusive Long Island-born MF DOOM, currently living in exile in the United Kingdom, is in the midst of a mini “comeback.” Adult Swim is releasing a song a week as part of the 15-song The Missing Notebook Rhymes project.
Week 2 of this endeavor bring us “True Lightyears,” a track from Crack In Time, the forthcoming new KMD album, DOOM’s first group. The brief song features vintage DOOM production, with slapping drums underneath a loop a guitar and whistle, and a stunning lead-off verse from fellow enigmatic MC Jay Electronica. The Metal Faced villain wraps things up, using his trademark slurring drunken flow, peppering his rhymes with clever lines and Transformer references. Hopefully this will continue into a new DOOM resurgence, complete with new albums. The first official KMD album in over 25 years would be a good place to start.