BioKing Geedorah aka MF Doom is perhaps the most legendary figure in underground hip hop. Only this time he's a giant three-headed lizard from outer space.
Talking about his latest album Take Me To Your Leader Doom explains "You should listen to the album for what it is and not expect it to be like the average "Rap" stuff you're probably used to" . "Geedorah is a space monster. He's not from the Earth. I made it different on purpose. A blend of ill lyrics and instrumentals. To me its way iller than any of the wack shit out now."
Doom's career in hip hop goes right back to the early 90s when, known as Zev Love X, he was a central member of nu skool phenomenons KMD. Dropped by Elektra for refusing to change 'controversial' cover artwork, tragedy was heaped on top of disappointment when Zev Love's brother and fellow band member, Subroc, was killed in a car accident. The young MC and producer vanished from the hip hop scene and was, to some extent, forgotten. In 1998, though, he re-emerged on Bobbito Garcia's classic label Fondle 'Em as MF Doom and over the next few years cemented his place as one of the most important names on the underground scene, Operation: Doomsday was hailed as a classic and KMD's 'lost' album, Black Bastards finally saw the light of day. A generation of musicians have grown up in awe of him and he has since worked with everyone from Prefuse 73 to Madlib to Danger Mouse & Zero 7.
But, while this record will undoubtedly be compared to Kool Keith's Dr Octagon project, it's always worth remembering that Doom is a deep thinker as well as a dope rhymer, and there's more going on here than at first meets the eye.