This year’s return of MF/DOOM to his rightful throne has brought on a number of incredibly dope releases. Highlights include his collaboration with BADBADNOTGOOD/Ghostface Killah and their “Ray Gun” video, assisting Cannibal Ox on “Iron Rose” and finally, the long-awaited DOOMStarks single “Lively Hood.”
Today, the masked marauder assumes his role as King Dumile, joining forces with ASM (A State of Mind) – an international trio comprised of emcees Green & FP and DJ/producer Fade. Their music is perfectly described as “a Quentin Tarantino movie set in ancient Greece and scored by Ennio Morricone and A Tribe Called Quest.”
“Masking” – an impeccable visual animated by Monkey Eggs – tells the story of a prisoner named Shalim who plans to escape, stage a coup and end the ruthless tyrant Dumile’s reign of terror; all part of a larger “cinematic Hip-Hop odyssey” titled The Jade Amulet. Stream/purchase the album below. There is both a CD digipack and a 2xLP gatefold vinyl version. Both come with a 40 page comic book, free download of the album, instrumentals and lyrics.