Two of the underground’s
favorite sons, Danger Mouse and MF Doom, have come together to release a collaborative
effort titled DANGERDOOM: The Mouse and the Mask.
The album was inspired by
the Cartoon Network’s series of late-night animated shows known as Adult Swim.
And according to Epitaph Records president Andy Kaulkin – who is releasing the
project – the mix of different ingredients has turned into a delectable offering.
"Danger Mouse and Doom
are both brilliant at taking chunks of pop culture and reshaping them into art.
The context of Adult Swim makes this already promising collaboration truly inspired,"
feature skits and voices from Adult Swim’s popular shows, as well as special
appearances by Ghostface, Cee-Lo and Talib Kweli.
The album is slated to drop
on October 11th on Epitaph Records.
Danger Mouse is best known
for his conceptual album The Grey Album, in which he combined Jay-Z’s
Black Album and the Beatles’ White Album. He also has a collaborative
album with Cee-Lo in the works called Gnarls Barkley.
MF Doom came up
in the group KMD. After a five-year hiatus, he re-emerged as the metal-masked
MF Doom, taken from the comic super-villain Dr. Doom.
He has released
numerous critically acclaimed albums, including Operation: Doomsday and
Mmm…Food. Currently, MF Doom reportedly has a project with Ghostface
in the works.