DoomStarks is the collaboration between reclusive rapper (MF) DOOM and Wu-Tang legened Ghostface Killah. Rumours of their collaboration have been floating around the blogosphere for years, and the closest we’ve gotten to the reality is Ghostface’s guest spot on DOOM’s last album Born Like This.
Well, since last week, DoomStarks’ label Nature Sounds has been dropping hints through their twitter that we would be hearing something from the project very soon, and yesterday they mailed out a cassette featuring the track “Victory Laps” in a Madvillainz-remixed version to some lucky people who chanced upon buying a mystery “DOOM x Akomplice box.”
One generous recipient has now posted a video of the opening of the mystery box, playing of the cassette and revelation of all the other DOOM-related merch inside. Although this version is a remix it sounds as good as anything we could have hoped for. Nature Sounds has also told us that the un-remixed version will be available on iTunes from July 26th, and there will be a 12″ picture disc released on August 30th, which you can pre-order now.
Check out “Victory Laps” (Madvillainz remix) below.
Obviously the sound quality is less than desired, but this is what makes sending out tracks on cassette such fun!
UPDATE: The song premiered on Hot 97 this evening, and we’ve got the MP3 of the radio rip for you, which is much higher quality than the video. The video is still worth watching to see all the cool stuff that came in the box though.
We’ll give you more info on the DoomStarks projects if and when it unfolds.
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