Release Date: Nov 16, 2004
Record label: Rhymesayers
Genre(s): Indie, Rap
You could call the proper follow-up to 1999's heralded Operation: Doomsday highly anticipated if it weren't for the wealth of side projects, pseudonyms, bootlegs, and mixtapes MF Doom unleashed afterward. Still, every bit of Doom output has the underground's tongue wagging, and as usual, the metal-fingered villain doesn't disappoint. Part of the reason for this is that MM..Food? is unconcerned with the hype and doesn't try too hard.
MF Doom, he of four albums in 2004 – Madvillainy with Madlib, VV2: Venomous Villain as Viktor Vaughn, Special Herbs 5 & 6, and MM…Food? – can hardly be called lazy with such a prodigious output, but Long Island’s own supervillain has stretched himself thin. MM…Food?, loosely themed around everyone’s favorite of the four basic human needs, has all the staples of an MF Doom record: witty rhymes, simultaneous funky and cheesy beats, oddball samples and plenty of sampled dialogue from old Fantastic Four episodes. But although the recipe is familiar, the album is fattened with reheated beats, leftover songs, somewhat underseasoned lyrics, and a few tracks that leave nothing but a bitter aftertaste.