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10-03-2005, 07:34 PM
Vaudeville Villain


2.Vaudeville Villain
5.Lactose and Lecithin
6.Dead Mouse
7.Open Mic Nite, Pt. 1 (feat. Brother Samuca, Lord Sear, Louis Logic, Roadan)
9.Let Me Watch (feat. Apani B)
11.Modern Day Mugging
12.Open Mic Nite, Pt. 2 (feat. Curtis Strifer, M. Sammid)
13.Never Dead (feat. M. Sammid)
15.Mr. Clean (feat. Apani B)

10-03-2005, 07:35 PM
This intellegent well put together album gets a 9 from me

10-04-2005, 01:31 AM
Once again, I'd give it a 9.5, but not quite a 10 for me so I gave it a 9, love this shit, my favorite Doom CD.

10-04-2005, 03:22 AM
great album for sure, but a couple of the beats get a bit repetitive for me. lyrically its one of the best in the past few years and arguably doom spits the hardest on here


10-04-2005, 01:20 PM
yeah, some of the beats can be boring which kinda brings it down. Love the first 3 tracks tho, Vaudeville Villian, Lickupon and The Drop.

10-04-2005, 01:42 PM
I was going to give it a 7, but when I first bought it, I was playing it alot. So I give it an 8. Thats alittle lose

10-04-2005, 03:10 PM
shit i give it 10 accidently! anyway i think this allbum is really good and meant to give it 9/10

10-04-2005, 06:51 PM
Best Hip-Hop Album
Year in Review 2003

December 02, 2003

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1. Viktor Vaughn Vaudeville Villain (Sound-Ink)

Underground mystery MF Doom, formerly of KMD, emerged in two alternate guises this year ó a three-headed alien called King Geedorah, but more importantly, as Viktor Vaughn, a spacy, sci-fi rap stranger from a strange rap land. For heads who were most hotly anticipating the arrival of MM Food, the proper follow-up to Doomís 1999 album Operation: Doomsday, the success of Viktor Vaughn is the yearís most pleasant surprise.

"Doom and Viktor are two different individuals," Doom points out. Both personas are loosely based on the Marvel Comics character Victor Von Doom, the ambitious young scientist who becomes the Fantastic Fourís arch-nemesis, Dr Doom, when an experiment goes awry. But Viktor Vaughn is from an alternate time and universe from MF Doom. "Heís a younger cat, so when he comes, heís straight on some rip-the-mic shit. He might pop up at a club somewhere, grab the mic." Which is what he does on "Open Mic Night," a two-part posse cut masquerading as a live open mic event. A lot of the rest of the album is made up of battle raps from a young, hungry MC that builds the character of Viktor Vaughn, sometimes even rapping in the second person. But itís not all braggadocio; thereís the humorous punch line that is "Modern Day Mugging" and the he-said/she-said ballad "Let Me Watch," featuring Apani B Fly as the love interest, Nikki. No matter the type of narrative, Vaudeville Villain is littered with Doomís witty pop-references told with a slick flow. Where Vaudeville Villain differs from previous Doom projects is the absence of the distinctly Ď80s Metal Fingers sound.

"He donít really produce too much," Doom says of Vaughn. "He really just rhymes." Instead, Vaughn went to the boys at Sound-Ink for a spacy, electronic-influenced sound that firmly anchors the album within the concept. "Viktor touched down in Brooklyn," home of Sound-Ink. "Thatís where he beamed in at and something went wrong with his gizmo-gadget-time-travelling thing. He met Heat Sensor at a bar in Brooklyn and it just so happens they had things in common. Heat Sensor was experimenting with time travel at the time." It also just so happens that Heat Sensor made beats; he brought along the rest of the Sound Ink producers, King Honey and Max Bill. Plus thereís RJD2ís "Saliva," arguably the albumís highlight, although that honour could also go to the hyper "Vaudeville Villain" anthem or the creepy "Never Dead," featuring Anti-Pop Consortiumís M. Sayyid. No matter the form it takes, Vaudeville Villain is a career-defining moment for MF Doom.
Thomas Quinlan


10-06-2005, 09:24 AM
not feeling this album 4/10

10-07-2005, 04:35 PM
The bass on GMC should be put to the max when in your cab-fucking tight. Dooms always been crazy,since his Zev dayz check him on Never Dead - "on the villa macking life, i saw them freeze roaches & bring straight back to life" makes me picture the surprise on dooms face thru the mask. The whole albums tight, i didnt need to listen to this album b4 i bought it-even b4 the hype came around this album was already in my hands blowing headz up... Popsnot

10-10-2005, 03:57 PM
Dooms best lyrically and flow wise. Seems that he has alot of energy on tracks compared to madvillain and mm food. Favourite tracks are Let Me Watch and Modern Day Mugging.

Beats are very experimental but some get boring and thats why it gets a 9 instead of 10.

Jimmy Focus
03-31-2006, 08:03 PM
classic doom record right there, especially that track raedawn

04-01-2006, 07:19 AM
this album's already an underground classic if you ask me

357 NYC
06-19-2006, 01:54 PM
Imo Doom's 2nd Best Lp...i Fuckin Love This

11-16-2006, 09:08 PM
Averagely produced album. Viktor Vaugn's MC'ing was admirable, though.

11-17-2006, 09:06 PM
i liked it, 7.

11-23-2006, 12:01 PM
There are some really ill songs on this album. The consistancy is what keeps it from being a classic album though. not every Doom record is classics. The skit was funny the first time but to hear it again in a different format was something I could do without. The production was so-so. nothing outstanding.

I like Doom and Madlib better than VV1 or VV2. just my opinion.

I give this album a 7.5 though.

If I wanna listen to minutes of a rainstorm then I'll hit up some sound effects or some shit.

11-23-2006, 12:06 PM
^^Yeah that last bit on the album pissed me off because the track is dope but before it comes on you have to endure about 3 mins of a fucking rainstorm sound effect.

11-23-2006, 02:06 PM
Thats his best spitting ever; great record. I like the production esp. Rae Dawn LickUpon; and a Dead Mouse.

11-23-2006, 05:51 PM
its a great album just for dooms flow and word usage
the production lets it down though

11-24-2006, 01:29 AM
If I wanna listen to minutes of a rainstorm then I'll hit up some sound effects or some shit.

i liked that, was high though.

11-24-2006, 04:55 AM
I really liked this album. Production was a bit weird and experimental on a few tracks but i liked it, something different to listen to when your bored of the usual stuff

11-24-2006, 05:19 AM
great album - a must

11-24-2006, 05:32 AM
V. Vaughn, the travelin Vaudeville Villian
Who ain't give a flyin fuck who ain't not feelin em!

Pure dopeness, I'ma give it an 8/10

11-24-2006, 09:41 AM
I give it an 8 album also, must-have if you like alternative rap.

11-24-2006, 07:55 PM
i liked that, was high though.

I gotta admit that its better than sitting in silence. It was dope the first few times but then it got old quick.

maestro wooz
11-25-2006, 02:59 AM

villian rips it unmercifully on every track but some of the production does hold it back. One of my favorite albums though.

11-26-2006, 11:53 PM
probably DOOM's best work
9/10, complete album, crazy vibe to it

12-01-2006, 04:19 AM
You dickriders. This is classic. 10/10.

sonny getz
12-02-2006, 11:45 AM
10, easily. i feel sorry for the people who ain't feelin this one. vaudeville villain is one of the best hip hop albums ever made.

01-02-2007, 08:35 AM
shit, i cant believe people dont like the beats on this, its a crazy album in terms of production, better than "Madvilliany" imo.

and doom rips it, some of the lyrics on here are so far off the wall, just some weird, dope shit.

all the references to time travel, "The Flux Capacitor" lol.

my favourite doom album, 9.5/10.

01-02-2007, 08:40 AM
I love this album as a whole, I think the production is great, very off the wall but it works.

maestro wooz
01-02-2007, 01:18 PM
some doom production is better, but lyrically this shit is fucking off the wall. Lactose and lecithin is circa the year 3000

Ghost In The 'Lac
01-02-2007, 01:22 PM
Probably my least favorite DOOM album, find it pretty boring compared to the rest of his stuff, not feeling most beats, they are just mostly lame copies of DOOM beats.

01-02-2007, 01:51 PM
^^they sound nothing like dooms production wtf you talking about?

maestro wooz
01-03-2007, 01:01 AM
actually i dont know why i say anything about the beats, i love that shit

01-03-2007, 05:04 AM
yeah the beats are what got me into it originally,

Change the Beat, GMC, Mr.Clean, Modern Day Mugging, Let Me Watch, Saliva, Lactose And Lecithin, Vaudeville Villain...

how can people not like these beats, they are all crazy to me.

01-22-2007, 08:16 PM
I hate when people say this is one of Doom's worst

this is his best, no competition
beats are on some house/hiphop/rave shit.

01-22-2007, 08:25 PM
far from best...but veery good. doom shows he dont need his own beats to slay competition.

01-22-2007, 08:26 PM
and omg this is ssoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooo not better than madvialliny...madlib is a monster.

sonny getz
01-22-2007, 08:52 PM
I hate when people say this is one of Doom's worst

this is his best, no competition
beats are on some house/hiphop/rave shit.

i've never heard people say that outside this forum.

co-sign on this being his best though. it's in my top ten list too.

Sun Tzu, Tha Soul Controllah
01-22-2007, 09:08 PM
i'd say madvillainy is his best but this iight

nothing is touching Madlib's production on Madvillainy

01-22-2007, 09:17 PM
Dangermouse had a flawless production with Doom. Most Dangermouse shit has alot of problems. He has good ideas but soem of his shit sounds rushed at times. Not mouse and the mask though.

11th Chamber
01-22-2007, 09:36 PM
like alot of other people here, I also agree that Madvillainy was his best. for me it goes...

1. Madvillainy
2. Operation: Doomsday
3. Vaudeville Villain

Sheep Shifter
11-12-2009, 06:11 PM
Love this album!!

Giving it a second spin atm, will give a better rating at a later date. Like what I hear styll.

11-22-2009, 02:46 PM
Meh, Madvillainy gets ridden so hard, particularly on this forum, but more widely also.

I'm a Madlib fan, and i don't think it's his best work but whatever.

VV will always be my favourite Doom album, not withstanding the production, he kills it.

I don't know what record other people would put up as Doom's best mc'ing effort, none of the rest come near VV for me though.

11-29-2009, 12:24 PM
my favourite album from him

11-29-2009, 12:39 PM
I like all of dooms albums but these ones are my favs born like this, Dangerdoom, Madvillian and VV

11-29-2009, 04:50 PM
my favourite album from him

co sign

DJ Deoseyus
05-07-2011, 02:44 PM
Sickfit is crazy!
woops this isn't Madvillain!

food for thought
05-07-2011, 02:51 PM

love the shit

05-11-2011, 07:39 PM
10/10 Classic...God fucking damn DOOM's music is just mind-blowing at times. His lyrics are why i consider him to be in the top 5 rappers of all time.

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03-31-2013, 03:55 PM
I like pretty much all of his albums (Even VV2I This is his best work as an emcee and has some crazy production on it Overall its my 2nd or favorite back and forth with OD