Release Date: Aug 3, 2004
Record label: Insomniac
Genre(s): Indie, Rap
Kicking out the moody, quirky jams, MF Doom returns with his crafty alias Viktor Vaughan (Victor Von Doom was the birth name of Marvel comics character Dr. Doom, true believers). If you're following the Dr. Doom legend, this would be MF Doom before the evildoers got to him, or maybe a more personal Doom, mask off.
Besides possessing more personalities than Cybill , iron-masked MC Daniel Dumile (a.k.a. Zev Love/MF Doom /King Geedorah/Viktor Vaughn) is becoming the world champion of free-associative, paranoid rap. Madvillainy exposed Dumile’s Viktor Vaughn character to a wider audience and last year’s Vaudeville Villain made many critics’ year-end lists. Venomous Villain bills itself as a sequel to Vaudeville, but sonically the album has more in common with the Madlib collaboration.