Two journalists from HHC Digital Magazine went on a rap pilgrimage to meet DOOM in Atlanta – Below is an extract from their interview, available to download in full for free as a PDF here. DOOM gets into detail discussing art, music, graffiti, drinking, his new album BORN LIKE THIS. and forthcoming projects…
Interview Philip Mlynar, Photography by Kristina Hill
“Welcome to Atlanta. Hope you had a good flight.”
…Then, just as you’re holing up inside a rental car, the rain bucketing down outside, groaning at the idea of boarding tomorrow’s flight without catching a whiff of the elusive super-villain, getting ready to relegate the hip-hop quotient of “’Cos we are the Aqua Teens, make the homies say ‘Ho!’ and the girlies wanna scream!” the jaunt to nothing more than realising that the subway train announcers really do sound like the tour guide guy on Outkast’s ‘Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik’, the key appears:
“Django. 495 Peachtree Street. 3.30pm. Codeword is ‘Villain’.” You’re not sure whether to laugh or curse him out. Outside the venue, a portly cop is guarding the door. He asks for the codeword.
“Oh really? I hadn’t noticed,” he says. Cue Villain’s laughter.
Yeah, they did the spoof Ice-T ‘Power’ cover.