Live From Planet X!
Between the 'sound board' audio recordings on Live From Planet X, this CD offers fans a chance to own the most comprehensive glance into Doom's lengthy career available. Debuting under the alias Zev Love X, Doom first graced the world of hip-hop on the 3rd Bass single "The Gas Face." A couple years later Zev re-emerged alongside his younger brother DJ Subroc, in New York's legendary KMD. The group's first album Mr. Hood was released in 1991 on Elektra Records but KMD was quickly dropped from the record label when, in the wake of Subroc being killed by a car, they returned in '93 with an unflinching attitude and an album titled Bl_ck B_st_rds. Deeply affected by his brother's tragic death, while also carrying a grudge against the industry that screwed him, Zev disappeared from the rap scene for five years. It wasn't until 1999, that Zev suddenly reemerged, face masked, as M.F. DOOM with his 1999 solo debut and underground classic Operation: Doomsday. Since then DOOM has completely reinvented the indie-rap landscape with a string of offbeat projects under an array of monikers: Metal Fingers Presents Special Herbs 1-8, Viktor Vaughn in Vaudeville Villain (2003), Viktor Vaughn in Venomous Villain 2 (2004), King Geedorah in Take Me to Your Leader (2003), and King Geedorah as leader of the nine man group Monsta Island Czars on Escape From Monsta Island (2003), Madvillain (along with Madlib) in Madvillainy (2004), and MF DOOM in MM Food? (2004). Live From Planet X includes over 50 minutes of live recordings spanning Operation Doomsday, Madvillain, MM...Food?, and more.