Categories: AudioNewsNews

The Mighty DOOMSTARKS Fires Back With A Vengeance On “Lively Hood”

At long last, DOOMSTARKS hath arrived. The powerhouse collaboration between Ghostface Killah and MF Doom was previewed on “Ray Gun,” Ghostface’s Sour Soul album cut, but now the MC duo’s first proper single for Adult Swim, dubbed “Lively Hood,” is here. And it’s an undeniable banger.

Produced by Doom himself, the cut is brief but merciless in its gnarled rhythms and machine-gun-pace verses from both Iron Man and the masked villain. Strings and horns seemingly copped from a Godzilla disaster scene provide a foundation over which the timeless badness of NYC is extolled. It’s a skyscraper-sized warning to the rest of the hip-hop landscape: mess with the five boroughs and you might not live to tell the tale.

Yes, it’s been a long, long time now that we’ve been waiting for the proper DOOMSTARKS collaboration album to drop, but Ghostface has claimed that it will indeed arrive in 2015. He and Doom will be performing at Miami’s III Points festival next month

Listen to “Lively Hood” below, and head over to Adult Swim’s website to cop yourself a free download. Then again, if tangible music is more your thing, a very limited number of 7″ “Lively Hood” singles are also on sale here.

Scott Heins

Share
Published by
Scott Heins

Recent Posts

Memphis Police Releases Bodycam Footage of Deadly Tyre Nichols Beating

The city of Memphis has released four videos showing the beating that killed Tyre Nichols… Read More

January 27, 2023

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Kari Faux, Lil Yachty and More

The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop… Read More

January 27, 2023

‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Family Guy’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Gets Extension for Two Additional Seasons

Fox has given two-season renewals to animated favorites The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob's Burgers… Read More

January 27, 2023

Consequence Says He’s ‘Disgusted’ With Pusha T Cutting Ties With Kanye West

In an interview with The Art of Dialogue, longtime G.O.O.D. Music act Consequence accused Pusha… Read More

January 27, 2023

A Book On Erykah Badu Album ‘New Amerykah Part Two’ Is Coming in 2024

Written by Karmeryn Alexa Carter, a book on 2020 Erykah Badu album New Amerykah Part Two… Read More

January 27, 2023

7 New Hip-Hop & Neo-Soul Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of January 27)

Styles P and Lil Yachty have dropped projects on this New Music Friday. Additional releases… Read More

January 27, 2023