Mouse And The Mask CD (2005)

Artist: Danger Doom

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Product Overview


Label Epitaph Records/ADA
SKU 64011961
UPC 045778677528
UPC 14 00045778677528
Format CD
Release Date 10/11/2005
Author Danger Doom
Artist Influence De La Soul
Artist Influence EPMD
Artist Influence Eric B. & Rakim
Artist Influence Kool Keith
Artist Influence KRS-One
Artist Influence Marley Marl
Artist Influence Public Enemy
Artist Influence Stetsasonic
Artist Influence Wu-Tang Clan
Artist Contemporary 13 & God
Artist Contemporary Aesop Rock
Artist Contemporary Atmosphere
Artist Contemporary Beans
Artist Contemporary Cannibal Ox
Artist Contemporary Charizma
Artist Contemporary cLOUDDEAD
Artist Contemporary Czarface
Artist Contemporary Danger Mouse
Artist Contemporary Danny! (Rap)
Artist Contemporary Dr. Octagon
Artist Contemporary Guilty Simpson
Artist Contemporary Madlib
Artist Contemporary Mathematics
Artist Contemporary MellowHype
Artist Contemporary Mr. Lif
Artist Contemporary Odd Future
Artist Contemporary Ol' Dirty Bastard
Artist Contemporary Pharoahe Monch
Artist Contemporary Quasimoto
Artist Contemporary Sole (Anticon)
Artist Contemporary Talib Kweli
Artist Contemporary Ultramagnetic MC's
Artist Contemporary Vast Aire
Artist Follower Aloe Blacc
Artist Follower Earl Sweatshirt
Technical Info
Engineer Morgan Garcia
Producer Danger Mouse
CatalogID 86775
Lable Name Epitaph/ADA
Released 10/11/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 39m : 50s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00045778677528
Musical Guests
Talib Kweli
Ghostface Killah
Cee-Lo Green
Album Notes and Credits
Danger Doom: Danger Mouse, MF Doom (rap vocals).
Personnel: Ghostface Killah, Talib Kweli (rap vocals).
Photographers: Virginia Conesa; Mike Schmelling.
Considering the comic book-derived personas and pop culture-obsessed tendencies of underground hip-hop artists MF Doom and Danger Mouse, it should come as no surprise that the two should collaborate on an album featuring cartoon characters from the uber-hip Adult Swim network. THE MOUSE AND THE MASK is an occasionally surreal, frequently humorous, and always mind-expanding jaunt through rap's more intellectual reaches. While Space Ghost and Harvey Birdman Attorney At Law rub shoulders with real-life MCs Talib Kweli and Ghostface, the Danger Doom duo's rhymes dominate the proceedings, wasting no time in skewering the lamentable state of mainstream rap and hip-hop culture. Musically, most tracks are sparse, drawing samples from what sounds like everything from spooky gypsy violin music to greasy 1970's funk to groovy '60's beatnik music. Perhaps the most telling track, however, is "Old School," which celebrates the virtues of making music for the pure enjoyment of the craft.
Artist Overview
One half of the short-lived yet influential Long Island, NY rap duo K.M.D., MF Doom, then Zevlove X, was m.i.a. for several years following the tragic death of his brother (K.M.D. DJ Sub Roc) in 1993. Doom reemerged in the early 2000s as an MC possessed; virulently independent and underground, Doom, aka Daniel Dumile, released a plethora of albums under various noms de plume including Victor Vaughn, Metal Fingers, and King Geedorah and collaborated with Danger Mouse (as Danger Doom), and Mad Lib (as Mad Villain). A singular dedication to his art combined with a manic creativity marks MF Doom as one of the most important hip-hop artists of the form's third decade.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (No. 984, p.154) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...It's a fun ride..."
Spin (p.62) - Ranked #25 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2005" - "Together, these two dudes are more animated than the cartoon characters who pop up on this disc."
Spin (pp.133-135) - "DangerDoom is a white-hot flame of anticipation fated to sizzle your rap-lovin' heart to a bitter char." - Grade:B
Entertainment Weekly (No. 844, p.152) - "...[A] hip-hop tour-de-farce...." - Grade: A-
Magnet (pp.89-93) - "Wading deep into hip hop's rich history, they deliver a record that conjures the classics without sounding willfully retro."
The Wire (pp.55-56) - "[A] frenetic comedy both above and of a kind with its fratboy origins, admirably absurdist in some respects and coolly demented in others."
Vibe (p.152) - "[A] headphone-friendly soundtrack...[of] deliciously demented narratives."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.120) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he stoned, late-night hilarity is grounded by some deft soundtrack-funk production from Dangermouse..."
Disc 1
1 Chupa Nibre, El
2 Sofa King
3 Mask, The - (featuring Ghostface Killah)
4 Perfect Hair
5 Benzie Box - (featuring Cee Lo Green)
6 Old School
7 A.T.H.F.
8 Basket Case
9 No Names
10 Crosshairs
11 Mince Meat
12 Vats Of Urine
13 Space Ho's
14 Bada Bing
Product Attributes
Artist Danger Doom
Label Epitaph Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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