The Top Ten Bars From The Super Villain Himself. (imo)
About a week ago the idea for a top ten MF DOOM lyrics list hit me like a popped snot bubble, as an avid listener this is something I’ve had internal arguments about from time to time and figured no one reading this could even tell you what the MF stood for (Metal Face, Metal Fingers, Mad Flows). Then in the spirit of 2020 He decided to die … on Halloween, so with all this being said here are my ten favorite flows from the super villain himself.
1.) Rhymes Like Dimes // Operation Doomsday (Remastered)
“Only in America could you find a way to earn a healthy buck and still keep your attitude on self destruct”
A breathtakingly simple bar rhyming only buck and destruct yet the sentiment can be easily overlooked with nearly all DOOM’s bars coming at you so fast and melodically it can feel like their’s no room for you to soak in what he has to say. Yet every listen this is the bar I scream the loudest in my car, hope he can hear me.
2.) Accordion // MadVillain
“Is he still a fly guy clapping if nobody ain’t hear it // And can they testify from inner spirit // In living, the true gods // Giving y’all nothing but the lick like two broads // Got more lyrics than the church got “Ooh Lords” // And he hold the mic and your attention like two swords”
From Buddhist metaphor’s to blowjob’s DOOM shows no mercy in this bar waiving his skill in front of your face like the kid on the playground with the newest toy, asking the listener if they could testify from their heart that they are definitively a fan of him. This is only one example of DOOM throwing the listener in multiple directions in just a couple bars.
3.) All Caps // MadVillain
“Do it like the robot to headspin to boogaloo // Took a few minutes to convince the average bug-a-boo // It’s ugly, like look at you, it’s a damn shame // Just remember ALL CAPS when you spell the man name“
A sentiment no DOOM fan takes lightly, ALL CAPS WHEN YOU SPELL THE MAN NAME.
4.) Untitled Bonus Track AKA Change the Beat // Viktor Vaughn
“Good googly moogly—see that loogie? // Yeah—but keep it on the D.L. Hughley // You don’t watch her, he might house her like Doogie // Just to cut her loosie like, *swoosh*—Mitsurugi”
1.) Fire Doogie Houser rhyme, shout out NPH. 2.) Good Googly Moogly, Did you see that loogie ???
5.) Accordion // MadVillain (Again? I know, it’s just such a good song)
“Living off borrowed time, the clock tick faster // That’d be the hour they knock the slick blaster // Dick Dastardly and Muttley with sick laughter”
Just such a poetic line to open a song with and then to slip it into a Hanna-Barbera Saturday Morning Cartoons bar is another level of rhyming.
6.) That’s That // Born Like This
“Cornish hens switching positions, auditioning morticians // saw it in a vision ignoring prison // ignoramus’s enlist and sound dumb // found ’em drowned in cow’s dung, crowns flung.”
Lot words make brain go brrrr 🙂
7.) Strange Ways // MadVillain
“They pray four times a day, they pray five // Who ways is strange when it’s time to survive // Some will go of they own free will to die // Others take them with you when they blow sky high // What’s the difference? All you get is lost children // While the bosses sit up behind the desks, it cost billions // To blast humans in half, into calves and arms // Only one side is allowed to have bombs // It’s like making a soldier drop his weapon //Shooting him, and telling him to get to stepping // Obviously, they came to portion up his fortune // Sounds to me like that old robbery/extortion“
No need to analyse this verse, DOOM said it best.
8.) GMO // Key to the Kuffs
“There they go, feminizing men again. Then pretend they don’t know when we know it, xenoestrogen”
I had never known about Xenoestrogen and Xenohormones and all the slimey things about the GMO industry until I listened to hip hop music.
9.) Hey! // Operation Doomsday
“I only play the games that I win at // And stay the same with more rhymes than there’s ways to skin cats // As a matter of fact let me rephrase // With more rhymes and ways to fillet felines in these days”
The fact that he can give you the same bar phrased in two different ways is proof of his masterclass penmanship.
It’s amazing how he can say the same thing twice in the same rhyme just reworded, goes to show how good of a poet he is.
10.) Fazers // Take Me to Your Leader
“Nowadays it’s amazing raising young rule number one // keep your fazers on stun”
I really enjoy the replacing of gun-talk with sci-fi aspects such as fazers. It really ties together his whole Super Villain theme.
REST IN PEACE/POWER TO THE GREATEST TO EVER DO IT