|So what did you
do in between the years of "Black Bastards"
and "Operation Doomsday"?
| I've been working.
Like working on rhymes. Rhyming is something that
I never stopped doing, you always gotta do it, you
know what I'm saying? I did a lot of travelling,
back and forth, trying to make ends. Uhm, just trying
to feed my family basically.
|What about the
new KMD album that's coming out?
| Yeah, yeah that's
actually what you just asked me about: the time
in between "Black Bastards" and "Doomsday".
The new album kind of chronicles what Doom made
and where he is now.
that Kurious Jorge is going to be in the new KMD?
| Kurious has always
been a member of KMD you know what I'm saying? But
if he's going to be on this album, is still too
early to tell. But it would be cool to get him on
there if that's what people wanna hear.
|Who else is going
to be in it?
I got my man King Izz. He's a new guy. He plays
a part of a MC that I knew from back then. He plays
the part of an MC on his way up. Like I was on my
way out of the industry, he plays a cat who's on
the street rhyming trying to get into the game.
So he's almost like my hmm
crew Co-Star. We
play opposite roles. [Mr. Rictor elaborates on this:
KMD is pickin' up from where it left off. The members
are always members. King Izz came in contact with
the movement so he's a part of it. But KMD is not
a group per say. It's a movement.]
|Is the new KMD
also something like a dedication to Subroc, to keep
his spirit alive?
| No question. It's
something that we started that goes on forever.
He's not here physically, but of course his energy
is still here and I still feel that energy. So I'm
going to incorporate it where it can be incorporated,
you know what I'm saying?
|When you come up
with a new concept do you have a character first
or a song where you think this rather be a Doom
song or a Viktor Vaughn song?
| It starts in different
ways. Sometimes it starts with a different character,
sometimes I have an idea for a rhyme or a rhyme
style. And it won't fit none of the characters that
I already have, so I have to make up a character
to constitute that style. I want to start with a
concept for an album and I think it needs a character
like this to carry the story line. Basically yeah,
characters is where it really starts at. The characters
always has something to do with the beginning of
the story, but it might be the beat or the concept
that triggers it, you know.
Doom: does Marvel Comics know about your existence?
| I don't know. I'm
not sure. But there's a difference. I'm MF Doom
so that has nothing to do with them, you know what
|What's the difference
between a Doom song a King Geedorah Song and a Viktor
| Aight, a Doom song
is more traditional Hip Hop. I stick to the guidelines
when I do it for Doom. Vic is more cutting edge,
whatever the new stuff is or these new MCs are doing.
But he still appreciates the old school art of rhyming.
So there's still a level of sincerity to Viktors
stuff, but it's still younger and newer, you know
what I'm saying? And he rhymes over whatever beat,
it don't matter. Then Geedorah, his angle is more
of a God like figure. He speaks to the masses, more
on like a speech way. It's not really opinionated.
He's bringing you facts, you know what I'm saying?
Scriptural in a sense like a prophet would.
|Is it easier for
you to rap over your own beats?
| The problem is how
fresh the beat is. Fresh meaning like the way it
sounds and fresh meaning like how new it is to me.
If I have a beat that I've been working on for too
long it makes it hard to write to. But if I make
it in one day and I have it and it's still fresh
right there I can write quickly to it. But in the
case if somebody else is producing, where I never
heard it, I wasn't there to do the beat, I wasn't
in the production stages of it and the beat is already
done: usually when I hear a beat from somebody else
I can rip it real easy. It's just a mind thing.
It's like, if you are too caught up in a beat on
the producer level, it gets hard sometimes to separate
the MC from the producer. But it's a matter of freshness.
|Regarding the mass
of releases you've been putting out how do you secure
a quality standard?
| Really I just keep
it up to par. I just stick to my formula. I don't
cut corners, I won't compromise in music. It wouldn't
help me anyway. Even if I tried, I couldn't do it.
I just stick to that professional. I keep out of
it until it's done.
|What inspires you
to all those different concepts that you come up
| What inspires me?
(pause) The need to pay these bills, that's what
really inspires me (laughs).
You know I don't know. I mean everything is interconnected
from KMD to Geedorah. All of those interconnect.
Once you have one idea to match this group it grows
and grows. It's just a matter of being able to put
it into words
|Do you spend a
lot of time watching movies to find all the film
samples that you used for "Operation Doomsday"
for example ?
| Well for that particular
project yeah. I did research. You know some of them
I already knew from back when I was younger. But
it didn't take too much, just regular how we used
to play it all the time.
|How do you manage
to deal with so many different record labels and
why do you work with so many?
| Certain labels come
to me and they want me to do something so I'll be
like: Okay, I already have a idea or I make it up
real quick and for whatever amount of money they
got I'll break them off with a certain idea. And
I'm dealing with the underground so there's not
that much money for one label to take on all the
projects. So I had to give them one at a time you
know what I mean.
|You have a new
project coming up on Rhymesayers called "MM
Food". What's behind that? What does MM stand
| Aight, aight check
it: out it's still Doom, you know what I mean? And
"MM Food" that's just the title of the
album. It's like 'mmmm Food' [imitates something
that tastes good]. You know the whole album, every
title of the album is a food reference. Every song
is a food reference. A food reference for Hip Hop
or a food reference to society of what goes on.
That's the theme that strings the whole thing together:
food. And it's like our food is nourishment you
can't live without food. And this is nourishment
on a Hip Hop level, you know what I'm saying? Like
finally somebody brought the food after we've been
starving for so long with the junk that's been out.
That junk not even nourishment, you know what I'm
|What is the current
situation with GM Grimm? Apparently you guys don't
talk to each other anymore.
| I just spoke to him
the other day. I don't know where that rumor is
|You spoke to him
the other day?
| Of course. That's
|So you guys plan
to work together again?
| Hopefully, you know
what I'm saying? It's up to him.
|What about the
situation with the M.I.C.s?
| What situation? What
are you talking about?
saying you don't talk to them anymore.
| Oh yeah? But I don't
talk to a lot of people. That has nothing to do
with nothing. The album is dope, it's done actually.
I can't talk to everybody in the world all the time.
It's no drama or nothing, you know what I'm saying?
The project I finished is done. So am I supposed
to keep calling a hundred people a day? (laughs)
|So it seems like
people are blowing things out of proportion.
| It's just like, you
know, once people start knowing people's names they
wanna make up stories and make it all juicy. That's
all propaganda. I guess it's just gonna happen regardless.
But all that shit is like false bullshit, you know
what I'm saying? That shit's bugging me out every
time somebody ask me about that.
|Sorry about that.
I was just wondering.
| It's all good.
|So will you ever
perform live without your mask?
| Nah. If I'd perform
without the mask, it wouldn't be Doom, you know
what I'm saying? Doom has to have the mask on. He
always has the mask.
|Do you have different
masks for Doom, Viktor and King Geedorah?
| Aight, Viktor has
a different mask than Doom. But then Geedorah, Geedorah
can't even be live. What it is: Doom speaks for
Geedorah. Doom, like through telepathy, spits Geedorah's
rhymes for him to get Geedorah's message across.
So when you see Doom you see Geedorah you know what
|To finish this
thing off what are you working on currently?
| Right know I'm finishing
up the KMD album. Working on a couple of solo projects
for my man Hassan Chop. He was on the Geedorah album.
Working on a solo project for this girl Stahhr The
F.E.M.C.E.E., she was also on the Geedorah Album.
I'm doing another project with my man Lil' Sci from
Scienz Of Life on the John Robinson project. That
shit's gonna be crazy. And other than that, just
instrumentals, selling beats, doing my production,
you know what I mean.
|Any info on the
MadVillain project with Madlib?
| Yeah, yeah. That
shit is coming out ill. Some of it leaked online
but I'm still doing new songs for that shit. When
it come out it's still gonna be new.
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