Ghostface Killah and MF Doom have been beating around the bush about a collaborative project for over a decade; just ask hip-hop fans of a certain age how many times they’ve listened to “Angels” since 2009 and you’ll see what I mean. Naturally, our eyes lit up when we heard last year that DOOMSTARKS would see the light of day, and that note has only gotten higher thanks to Adult Swim releasing their first official single, “Lively Hood.”
Vintage villain strings shriek in the background of this otherwise murky beat while Starks and Doom talk on the good and ills of New York; Doom in particular delivers one of his most political verses in quite some time. There’s no better stage for two villains to be on. Listen to it and download above.