Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
KMD (Kausing Much Damage, or a positive Kause in a Much Damaged society) was a Hip Hop group in the early 90s perhaps best known for launching the career of acclaimed MC/Producer MF Doom (known during his KMD tenure as Z... more »
KMD (Kausing Much Damage, or a positive Kause in a Much Damaged society) was a Hip Hop group in the early 90s perhaps best known for launching the career of acclaimed MC/Producer MF Doom (known during his KMD tenure as Zev Love X). After guesting on 3rd Bass? ?The Gas Face,? the trio (Zev, brother Subroc, and Onyx) released the acclaimed and overlooked ?Mr. Hood? full-length. Their political outlook was similar to the group Brand Nubian, who guested on Hood; however, the style was more comical and included a great deal of clips from old children?s recordings, mostly notably a sample of the Seaseme Street character Bert on the single ?Who Me?? This is the official Elektra Records/Traffic Entertainment Group re-release with original artwork and track listing in it?s entirety. Cutting edge, ahead of it?s time production and skits from KMD and Stimulated Dummies (John Gamble and Mr. Dante Ross). Features the singles ?Peachfuzz?, ?Who Me?? and ?Nitty Gritty? (feat. Brand Nubian). This is one Rap album that is not to be missed.
MF Doom Back In 1991 (4.5 Stars)
Chandler | Atlanta (College Park), Georgia | 11/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For many new MF Doom fans, it's real hard to believe that he rhymed under the name Zev Love X, in a group called K.M.D. that also consisted of his brother DJ Subroc, and Onyx The Birthstone Kid (aka Rodan). In 1991, they dropped their first album Mr. Hood, with the single "Peachfuzz" which became a well known hit. The album itself is mostly based on a fictional character named Mr. Hood, who's voice is pasted together by instructional tapes (or so I heard). Some of the skits that feature Mr. Hood are quite entertaining, such as "Mr. Hood Meets Onyx", and "Mr. Hood Gets A Haircut".
Production wise is unique and creative. The sampling is also what makes this album great. Most of the samples are from televison shows such as Seseme Street for songs like "Humrush" and "Who Me?". The latter song would have a music video as a paroody of Seaseme Street. Lyrically, this trio had a lot. Zev Love X would take control of most of the vocals, and show off in songs like "Peachfuzz" and "Figure Of Speech". He would also imitate a preacher inside of a church in the track "Preacher Porkchop", and somehow Mr. Hood attends. The other two members would show off their skills on a few solo cuts also. Subroc would do his thing in "Subroc's Mission", and Onyx would handle the track "Boogie Man". There are not many guest appearances on this album. Only the group Brand Nubian would join for the song "Nitty Gritty" which works out well.
Overall, a great album by this trio, that became a big hit back in '91. This is one album that you will enjoy again, if you like creativity. I recommend this if you want to hear MF Doom back in his younger years, or if you enjoyed early 90's rap. Unfortunately Electra Records let this one go out of print, and didn't think to ever reissue it, up until a couple of months ago with the help of Traffic Ent (thank you very much for doing that!!). So at this price, I recommend that you snatch this one up as soon as possible. Unfortunately this group would face major setbacks when it came to their next album "Bl_ck B_st_rds"... (hey that might get reissued also [crosses fingers]).
Musical Vibes: A
Favorite Tracks: Who Me?, Mr Hood Meets Onyx, Subroc's Mission, Humrush, Nitty Gritty, Peachfuzz, Gasface Refill
Honorable Mention Track: Preacher Porkchop
Chandler Infamous, and I'm out. Peace!
P.S.- Kool G.Rap & DJ Polo's "Rags To Riches", Lord Finesse's "The Awaking", and The Genius/GZA's "Words From The Genius" were also reissued recently on Traffic Ent. Snatch those up also!
I'm likin it.
Gentleman | Florida | 03/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Simple, pick it up while you still can. A must grab for rare CD collectors. Awesome lyrics, smooth production. By the time you get this, get Black Bastards if you got the chance... both of are hard to find albums."
Classic from a classic group
Kd | 04/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was the start of the excellent group KMD. They had nice beats and heavy flows that were above many other rappers in 91. This was far ahead of a lot of others too. Their style is fun and witty and nice to chill and listen to at any time of the day. If you haven't got this I would say get it quick even though its likely you will find a second hand one and will have to pay a bit for it. Its definately worth it because you can't miss out on classic albums like this and not know who they were. I would also recommend getting Black b_s#a@ds too because that is like having a collection of diamonds in your room, in a way of representing hip hop of the era when it was more true and fun than it will ever be now. KMD is a TRUE HIP HOP group and both their albums are perfect and what you need if you don't know about real hip hop. Just check what these mans are saying in here, and theres many more that know what the deal is. GET IT! Peace!"