New York, New York. The "baddest place of the century" is the subject of this brand new single from DOOMSTARKS, the collaborative project between Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah and MF DOOM. Stream it above on SoundCloud and download the free MP3, courtesy of the Cartoon Network Adult Swim Singles Series.
Make no mistake, this song is fire. Produced by DOOM, the menacing beat is the perfect bed for the New York-based rappers to paint an intricate picture of NYC's haves and have-nots. There's winners and losers, and this song is made by a couple of champions.
The track will also be released as a limited edition (1000 copies) 7" vinyl single with a Raw Edit, KMD Edit, and Instrumental, available exclusively at gasdrawls.com. The duo have appeared on each other's albums several times, but have released only one other single as DOOMSTARKS, a super-limited edition cassette / vinyl of "Victory Laps" in 2011.
Ghostface Killah is making a case for himself as the 2015 MVP of hip hop. So far, he's put out two dope albums: Sour Soul (which featured DOOM on the song "Ray Gun”) and Twelve Reasons To Die II. The DOOM/STARKS collaboration has been years in the making, and last year Ghost said it would be released in 2015 during a Reddit AMA.