Lex Records presents ‘KEY TO THE KUFFS’, the debut collaborative album from MF DOOM and Jneiro Jarel (aka Shape of Broad Minds/ Dr. Who Dat?) under the moniker JJ DOOM.
“On paper, a full collaborative album from NYC’s notorious rap villain DOOM and space age production from Jneiro Jarel can’t fail. In practice it’s even better. DOOM is in the form of his life here.”
JJ produced all the tracks, DOOM provided the bulk of the vocals and compiled the cut and paste skits.
“With this dude, the way his production is, these songs are on a different level.”
-DOOM discusses JJ in Bonafide Magazine
The album will appeal to fans of classic DOOM material. JJ’s tough, far out hip hop production will appeal to fans of J Dilla, Flying Lotus and El-P. “KEY TO THE KUFFS’ features guest appearances from Beth Gibbons (Portishead), Damon Albarn (Gorillaz) and Khujo (Goodie Mob). Tracks from the album have already been remixed by Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) and Dave Sitek. Album artwork is by graffiti artist Steve Powers aka ESPO.
The album follows DOOM’s 2009 solo album ‘BORN LIKE THIS’ (Lex). JJ’s recent production work includes three tracks on Damon Albarn’s DRC Music album ‘Kinshasa One Two’ (Warp). JJ previously remixed DOOM twice on DOOM’s ‘GAZILLION EAR EP’ (Lex) and they recorded together on JJ’s Shape of Broad Minds album ‘CRAFT OF THE LOST ART’ (Lex).