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DOOM: Born Like This

DOOM Born Like This (LEX RECORDS) It’s been five years since his last solo effort, MM…Food?, but on Born Like This, Doom—hip-hop’s most beloved and elusive cult figure—picks up right where he left off. Despite the name change (he dropped the MF this time out), Daniel Dumile is the same bitter, bugged-out, masked supervillain he was on his 1999 debut, Operation: Doomsday. Whether he’s differentiating himself from the herd on the postapocalyptic “Cellz” (“Candy corn crap rappers pale by comparison/A bad Samaritan averagin’ above average men”) or making fun of snuggly dressed rap rivals on “Batty Boys” (“Oh shoot, get a load of that ...

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