Stones Throw’s Mndsgn compiles an exclusive mixtape for Bonafide Magazine. One of the best UK music magazines by far is Bonafide Magazine and after a few design changes, they’re stronger than ever. Their last issue featured interviews from Madlib AND DOOM (together, I might add), Theo Parrish, New Order, Just Blaze and BadBadNotGood amongst others. Although they’re only on their ninth issue, their mixtape series…

Pipomixes – the self-proclaimed “PBS of the mixtape game” – throws together a fine mix featuring Madlib, James Brown, DOOM and plenty more favourites. We’re all fans of the themed mix but sometimes you just want to hear the greats together in one single stream and Pipomixes has provided. Saying that, there is a tenuous link to all the artists, as he explains: I’ve never…

Stones Throw’s Jonwayne adds extra seasoning to DOOM’s legendary Special Herbs beat series. Rapping over DOOM beats (officially or otherwise) is far from a rarity in underground hip hop but there’s something extra special – excuse the pun – about this example. Jonwayne rifled through the Supervillain’s Special Herbs series and put together this “medley” of twenty beats in just under five minutes. Fast work….

Ashton James Brown gives his own insights into what made Madvillainy so special, 10 years after its release. Hip hop’s underground is often cited as the metaphorical promised land of the genre. A place where creativity and artistic freedom remain unfettered, with emcees and producers not having to bend their rhymes and sonic identities to whim of major label executives. The early 2000’s was a…

DarkoTheSuper marks the 15th anniversary of MF Doom’s Operation: Doomsday with a new tribute album, “Wig Twisting Season”. Here’s the title track, also a free download. We kicked it with DarkoTheSuper in an interview a few weeks ago and learnt about the inspiration behind his monikers and his love for DOOM. Now it looks like he’s extended that admiration with a brand new album dedicated…

London producer VRSYJNES aka Versechild flips a classic DOOM/Madlib sample into the masterfully crafted “NoMoreBeer4You”. As you can probably tell, we are big fans of the ‘Metal Faced One’ here at Sampleface and anything that references his work in an inventive way piques our interest. “NoMoreBeer4You” is the latest instrumental from London based producer VRSYJNES (aka Versechild) and he uses the same Huit Octobre 1971…

Rappcat’s have announced the reissue of (MF) DOOM’s Operation Doomsday on two cassettes in a special metal case. Obviously. MF Doom’s moniker is more than a name – his career started with promise as a member of rap group KMD before he got hit by Industry Rule #4080 and tragically lost his brother and partner-in-rhyme Subroc. This lead to a descent into darkness and sleeping…

We interviewed hip hop duo Latyrx. A sixteen year gap between albums isn’t that common within the realms of hip hop but for Latyrx, the timing was perfect to drop their sophomore offering, The Second Album. We caught up with Lateef and discussed what the reasons for the “hiatus” and what we should expect from the album. Sampleface: Some of our readers might not have…

Having remixed JJ DOOM’s Guv’nor, BadBadNotGood are back with a special mix from DOOM’s Lex Records back catalogue. While we wait on the mysterious Madvillainy 2, we still have DOOM’s admirers to remind us of just how awesome his catalogue is. BadBadNotGood already have form in this area having remixed Guv’nor for JJ DOOM’s Butter Edition of Keys To The Kuffs and managed to compile a special mix…