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King Geedorah
"Take Me to Your Leader"
by: Sun-J

It's the return of the three headed monster from outer space...Or at least that is what MF Doom considers himself on his latest release, Take Me to Your Leader, which he put out under his new moniker, King Geedorah. After just having released an album this year under Viktor Vaughn, the emcee/producer has no intentions of slowing up with the aliases this year either, as he has slated a future release under a different name before the years ends. way back when Doom was MF, back when he was spitting for KMD, he held down the name Zev Love X, and for those of you not familiar with the man's work up to this point, think back to "The Gas Face," a track released by 3rd Bass, which also featured the man known as King Geedorah/Viktor Vaughn for the time being. The obvious Fantastic Four fan draws much theme material from comic books, for example, the name of his last album under the MF Doom moniker, Operation: Doomsday. Furthermore, on this release, in the man's own words, "The whole album is Geedorah's alien perspective on humans. Geedorah is a space monster. He's not from the Earth. I made it different on purpose. A blend of ill lyrics and instrumentals. To me its way iller than any of the wack s*** out now. This is done intentionally to show the listener a mirror image of his/herself and the way we see each other. On the album we cover different subjects ranging from race issues to the neglect of children. Some might find the word 'N****r' offensive, or the line about the young girl not being able to read maybe considered a 'bad taste' joke. All these insecurities are within us." Strangely, Doom only makes appearances on two tracks ("The Final Hour," and "Anti Matter"), though, rest assure because Geedorah has taken all responsibilities in the production of the LP. Doom mixed, produced, wrote, arranged, recorded, and mastered every track. In addition, just to add to the eccentricity of the album as a whole, virtually all the lending emcees guest under Godzilla monikers.

Released on Big Dada, the LP starts out with a track called "Fazers," a well put thesis that sets the tone with eccentric kicks, and paced snares over space age sounding pulsations. "Fastlane" featuring Biolante (Kurious) has a killer Hendrix sounding guitar loop. "Krazy World," is filled with Quincy Jones soul loops, and "Next Levels" is a piano laden, jazz funk instrumental with a killer verse courtesy of Lil' Sci. "No Snakes Alive," features Rodan, and is trendsetting with a mid track tempo change. "Anti Matter" features blues guitar, and "I Wonder" is packed with sliding strings and summer beats, and is an introspective look into the life of a struggling Brooklyn Youth. The track is at its best when looping Motown string samples as Hassan Chop fires out heart felt lyrics.

The only weakness I can discern of the album is that many of the beats are off the Special Herb series of albums, and when listening to the LP, keep in mind these words by MF Doom, "You should listen to the album for what it is and not expect it to be like the average 'Rap' stuff you're probably used to." Enough said.



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