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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  • brism

    heard some madvillainy ‘extra’ stuff at a madlib show..excited is an understatement

  • BrianRaider

    Wow Thanks A lot Dan Jackson!!! Wow It’s Been About A Year Since The Last Doom Article! This Is Always Welcomed!!! I Even Got To See My Favorite Doom Verse Mentioned(That’s That!!) Whoa. You Guys Sure Know How To Brighten A Down Man’s Day!!! This Is Awesome! Wish He Was In The US I Would Love To See Him In Concert!!! I Really Appreciate This Post! I Will Add A Few Favorties That Arent Mentioned Above! Crosshairs-Man Cot Damn!!!, The New Bookfiend-The Clams Casino Version!!!, De La Soul’s Rock Co. Caine Flow, Figaro!!!,Rhymes Like Dimes-Surprised To Not See That Here. All In All This Is Dope!!! It Helped Me Out To See This!!! That’s Why I Fux Wit Y’all!!!

    • Young Melon

      thanks for capitalizing the first letter in each word. it adds a lot of importance to your comments.

      • awsome!

        I have to agree…. Makes the whole thing far more interesting and actualy legible

    • BC

      What was the last DOOM article?

      • BrianRaider

        It Was Here A Year Ago It Announced His JJ Doom Project & Had A Picture Of Doom With Some Cartiers On

  • Gorka

    So where are the stories?

    • MattRadich

      Hit next

  • ste

    always fascinating to hear from DOOM
    hes very mysterious

  • Nate Watson


  • wash your hands

    Doom’s remarks in this interview are completely incomprehensible.

    • Captain Spaulding

      Comprehension skills are your forte, eh? Nothing wrong with that.

  • teck

    Wonder what visa issues he has…I think he has dual citizenship anyway cos he was actually born in the UK. Well that ish doesn’t stop the man from dropping dope ass projects such as Key to the kuffs. can’t wait for his collabo with Bishop Nehru.

    • Dr Vogel

      honestly i’m no expert but it seems to me like he doesn’t have full citizenship in the US — he might have been staying here illegally idk

      • teck

        Damn, that would be insane though, remember he moved there as a kid. I guess that was the same/similar issue Slick Rick had a while ago.

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