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DOOM Shares The Stories Behind Ten Of His Best Verses

“All Caps”
Album: Madvillainy (2004)

DOOM: [On working with Madlib] It was a straight-up traditional approach. Just like, “Yo, let me hear the beat,” and the beat was ill. Nothing complicated about it. It was a real laid back environment so it was easy to get into that mode. Sometimes the environment doesn’t really suit that type of creativity, but being out there on the West Coast with the sun and all that, everything added to it and made it really simple.

[“It's a damn shame/Just remember ALL CAPS when you spell the man name”]  I’m not really dealing with frustration. I’m dealing with joy any time I’m doing music. I don’t really write stuff down if I’m in a frustrated place or an emotional kinda thing. I was just making an observation. Like, is this all caps? Eventually it’s gonna not be all caps, just out of sheer probability. So the song was made prior to any time when my name would’ve been in a different font or anything. There’s nothing really connected to it at all. When I rhyme I rhyme from a place of authority and I say things authoritatively, and that may come across as frustration, but it’s just creativity.

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