On a track with the perfectly ridiculous title “Retarded Fren,” Radiohead gentlemen Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have hooked up with a somewhat unlikely collaborator, masked indie-rap hero DOOM. On the track, DOOM kicks his trademark slurry free-associative wordplay over wobbly bass-music subs and jittery strings that sound like they jumped straight from Greenwood’s There Will Be Blood score.
“Retarded Fren” is the first track from Lex Records‘ 10th anniversary compilation Complex. The label plans to post a new track every Monday for the next 10 weeks.
I was hesitant to post that. I only listened to it once and was pretty underwhelmed. DOOMs rhymes sound like they were written on the spot or something, he honestly sounds like he's freestyling, which if that's the case I will can cut him some slack.
My homies, I would love to see Ghost and DOOM do their thing as DOOMStarks but I think a somethings come down in the villain. I love DOOM and all his associated acts but I think his health is starting to interfere with his performances. Come to think of it, his show was the only reason I wanted* to go to RockTheBells in L.A. this year.
He also just cancelled a show in NYC due to "heart problems". That really scares the shit out of me, too.
I thought Yeezy last year was perfect. I wonder what this year will bring as far as hip hop goes...
I'm not a barricuda, even though I flash the teeth...
I know I'm late to bitching about this, but I really hate his name change. I will be rocking out to some crusty shit then all of a sudden Beef Rap comes on and throws off my groove, and I go from ready to take on the man to going to Popeyes to grab a biscuit and a 2 piece.