DOOM – Special Blend 1& 2 (2XLP)
While MF DOOMâ€™s lyrical genius is well-documented, he has quietly become an important figure behind the boards as well. DOOM has always produced his own music, and in the early 2000s he released the acclaimed ten-part Special Herbs instrumental series, introducing the world to the dusty, lo-fi loops that define his production aesthetic. In the years since, DOOM has supplied soundscapes for Ghostface Killahâ€™s classic Fishscale album, produced an entire album for Masta Ace, and witnessed a new generation of emcees (including Joey Bada$$, Capital STEEZ, and Bishop Nehru) using Special Herbs beats on their breakthrough mixtapes.
Now, the villain is putting the spotlight back on his production with the official release of a limited-edition Special Blends, Vol. 1 & 2 vinyl mixtape. Originally self-released in extremely limited quantities back in 2004, Special Blends Vol. 1 & 2 finds DOOM playing the part of producer and DJ, mixing Special Herbs instrumentals with a wide range of classic hip-hop and R&B vocals.
Limited to only 1000 units, Special Blends Vol. 1 & 2 is available in standard 2xLP vinyl format, as well as a deluxe edition inside a custom-printed burlap bag with an exclusive T-Shirt.