Viktor Vaughn

Vaudeville Villain: Silver Vinyl 2LP


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Back in 2003, during an incredible period of growth and reinvention for legendary artist MF DOOM, he introduced us to one of his numer- ous alter egos, Viktor Vaughn. As the story goes, Viktor Vaughn was an interdimensional time-traveling MC from an alternate realm where Hip-Hop was banned. He’d been exploring time and space looking for new dimensions to sharpen him to 90s era NYC, where he found himself stranded due to a mechanical mishap with his time machine. He began hitting open mics and small venues, battling other MCs and picking up a few side-hustles in order to raise enough funds to repair his time machine and get back to his travels.

Vaudeville Villain is a concept album like no other, where MF DOOM re-envisions himself as a younger, hungrier, more brazen persona, in order to explore subjects new and old from a different point of view. Of course, developing a second self from a more technologically advanced universe, he wanted to take a new approach to the produc- tion too. Viktor Vaughn fittingly raps over next-school beats that move freely in spaces between Electronica and Hip Hop, all courtesy of Sound-Ink producers King Honey, Heat Sensor and Max Bill, with the exception of one track produced by RJD2. Featuring all original lyrics by DOOM, with a few notable guest appearances from M. Sayyid (Anti-Pop Consortium), Lord Sear, Apani B Fly MC, Louis Logic, and more, Vaudeville Villain is one of the more uniquely creative entries in the MF DOOM universe.

01 - Overture
02 - Vaudeville Villain
03 - Lickupon
04 - The Drop
05 - Lactose and Lecithin
06 - A Dead Mouse
07 - RaeDawn
08 - Let Me Watch feat. Apani B. as Nikki
09 - Open Mic Nite, Pt. 1 feat. Brother Sambuca, Lord Sear, Louis Logic, Rodan as Dr. Moreau.
10 - Saliva
11 - Modern Day Mugging
12 - Open Mic Nite, Pt. 2 feat. AJ Ready Wright, Creature, Lord Sear
13 - Never Dead feat. M. Sayyid as Curtis Strifer
14 - Popsnot
15 - Mr. Clean
16 - G.M.C.
17 - Change the Beat

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