After a Ghostface Killah and MF Doom track leaked online last weekend, Nature Sounds owner Devin Horwitz has come forward to confirm that a collaborative project featuring the two is in the works.
Despite past plans to unite for an LP, Horwitz said both rap veterans felt 2011 was the perfect time to come together.
According to Horwitz, five years since the two first announced joining forces, they have finally reconnected, and are currently prepping the release an LP for sometime very soon under the guise DOOMSTARKS. “The guys regrouped just this year and really started fine tuning and really trying to hone it in to make this thing a reality,” Horowitz told XXL. “I think just recently it really clicked for both of them what this project could be and how important it was really for the fans.” Horwitz says that although the disc is as a collaborative effort, DOOM is responsible for overseeing everything, as well as producing all of the tracks. But not to worry, Ghost will appear almost every song on the album, except for one or two cuts. (XXL Mag)
The duo’s leaked track, “Victory Lap”, landed online last weekend.
A new single from the project has emerged, “Victory Laps,” and a write-up on the Nature Sounds page is billing the pairing as DoomStarks. The duo will release “Victory Laps” as a digital single with a limited vinyl picture. The record will include the original track, a remix from DOOM and Madlib, and instrumentals of both versions alongside the Serato tone for DJ use. (Exclaim)
Both artists hinted at plans to put together a project around 2005.
Six years ago, brilliant rap weirdos Ghostface and DOOM covered Mass Appeal magazine in anticipation of their then-imminent collaborative album. Last night, the first actual release from said album saw the light of day, via Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg. But, hey, no complaints about the tardiness here; it’s unbelievable this thing even exists! The track is called “Victory Laps (Madvillainz Remix),” and it’s credited to DOOM/Starks (the latter part of the name a nod to Ghost’s alter ego, Tony Starks. (New York Mag)
Doom is known for his underground and mainstream ties having produced and recorded with New York rappers.
MF Doom is a special kind of artist. He has a fiercely loyal fanbase that can recite his intricately constructed verses line for line without missing a beat. He has arguably more recorded material than any other rapper alive today and enough aliases to rival the late Mac Dre. If you can appreciate it, Doom’s live show is really something to behold. He sulks around the stage in his gleaming iron mask, giving off the same spooky vibe that bleeds through on his records, the whole time rattling off his lyrics like some kind of genius mental patient. (SOHH NYC)
Check out “Victory Laps” down below: