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DOOM Shares The Stories Behind Ten Of His Best Verses

“Sofa King”
Album: The Mouse And The Mask (2005)

DOOM: It was handy to work with something that already existed in popular culture. It makes it—I wouldn’t say easier—but it’s a different kind of style. I like both styles, coming up with a whole new thing or picking something and doing the research. Both are challenging.

Usually I wasn’t up all night watching cartoons and shit until that project came into view. I had to really watch the shows and get the Adult Swim thing and get current references and see what the viewers of the shows liked. Get a feel for it. A lot of research was done in the form of having verses that were…I have a lot of ammo in my books. Pieces of rhymes stacking up. So it wasn’t hard to piece songs together.

The one thing that really made me do that project was basically because of the bread. It had nothing to do with the music really. I know [Danger Mouse] is a good dude, everybody got beats and shit, but what about the bread? He had a good strategy for getting the bread and we made bread, so that was a good thing. Other than that, I always know there’s gonna be something. I know there’s a certain level of talent where no matter what they do, they know what they doing.

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