A collection of non-album tracks, guest features & exclusives selected and mixed by the Super Villain himself.
DOOM is one of the most original and uncompromising voices in hip-hop. From his work in the 90's with the seminal KMD to his legendary releases under a variety of aliases including MF Doom, Madvillain, King Geedorah, Viktor Vaughn, Dangerdoom & more, his prolific body of work has always valued artistic integrity and creativity over anything else. As numerous and varied as his albums are, DOOM also has a thick catalog of guest appearances, remixes, non-album tracks, & vinyl only singles. For the first time, Unexpected Guest presents many of these hard to find tracks as a mix CD, executed and overseen by the Super Villain himself.
With a list of co-conspirators which includes marquee level names such as Talib Kweli, Ghostface & GZA as well as underground heroes Vast Aire, CountBass D & Kurius, the music on this disc highlights DOOM's ever-present trademark wit and taste for raw and ominous beats. On "Trap Door," he spits couplets like "No curse words / DOOM the worst church nerd verse heard" over a plucked bass and guitar line from producer Jake One that sounds like the funkiest spy movie soundtrack imaginable. "Sniper Elite" sees the emcee united with the late J Dilla, and is one of the many tracks featured that has yet to see an official CD release. The album will also feature a never before heard live version of DOOM's classic "I Hear Voices" from the Operation Doomsday album.
Peppered with his signature comic book dialogue and vintage sound clips, Unexpected Guests presents a treasure trove of DOOM obscurities which should shed light on material that even some hardcore fans may have missed. It's a frenetic, virtuosic look at a true hip-hop original.
1. Talib Kweli - 'Fly That Knot' (feat. DOOM (MF Doom))
2. J Dilla & DOOM - 'Sniper Elite'
3. Scienz of Life - 'Yikes' (feat. DOOM (MF Doom))
4. KMD - 'Sorcerers'
5. Vast Aire - 'Da Supafriendz' (feat. DOOM (MF Doom))
6. Count Bass D - 'Quite Buttery' (feat. DOOM (MF Doom))
7. DOOM - '?' (feat. Kurious)
8. The Prof - 'All Outta Ale' (feat. DOOM (MF Doom))
9. Masta Killa - 'E.N.Y. House'
10. The Prof - 'Bell of DOOM' (feat. DOOM (MF Doom))
11. DOOM - 'My Favorite Ladies'
12. Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck & GZA - 'Street Corners (DOOM Remix)'
13. DOOM & Ghostface - 'Angels'
14. J Dilla & DOOM - 'Fire Wood Drumstykx'
15. Babu - 'The Unexpected' (feat. DOOM (MF Doom) / Sean Price)
16. Hell Razah, Talib Kweli & Viktor Vaughn - 'Project Jazz'
17. John Robinson - 'Black Gold'
18. DOOM - 'I Hear Voices (Live - Bonus Track)'