Huit Octobre 1971 / Raid

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"Each time I visited Soul Supreme at home, a stone’s throw away from where I live, a framed print of MF DOOM’s mask on top of his record shelf grabbed my attention. Staring down at us with a piercing and intimidating dark look. Madvillain-style. Last time I stopped by, in early January, that art print (illustrated by Dase Boogie about seven years ago) all of a sudden evoked something else.

The ‘Raid’ b/w ‘Huit Octobre 1971’ 45 record we were about to discuss was in the making since mid-October. But the news of MF DOOM’s passing at the turn of 2020, made it a bittersweet release to talk about. There we were, instead of just geeking out over the Madlib production, DOOM’s buttery flow, or the sampling of Bill Evans, George Clinton, and “América Latina,” we had another thing to talk about: the last act of Daniel Dumile’s 23 years of metal-faced hip-hop magic.

 

Huit Octobre 1971
Raid
Format: 7"
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Catalogue number:SSR45002

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