Album cover Vaudeville Villain - MF DOOM as Viktor Vaughn
Vaudeville VillainMF DOOM as Viktor Vaughn9/10

MF DOOM as Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain

7 Apr 2006 row1

A joint project between MF DOOM and Sound-Ink, it is MF DOOM's First and best release through the eyes of Viktor Vaughn (Victor Von Doom is Dr. Doom's real name in the Fantastic Four comics).

For a change Metal Fingers does none of the production on this album. Instead SoundInk's talented producers such as King Honey and RJD2 do all the work.
The production couldn't be much better and it does the Super Villain theme justice.

Set through the eyes of Viktor Vaughn the album ranges from violent, 'romantic', comedic and washed up celebrities as he travels from 2003 back in time and gets stuck in 1993, as explained on the track "Lactose and Lecithin":

At that cost deal he plotted the coordinates
Two thousand three rental tie upper west side more or less
This thing be buggin' like a celly frontin'
Now who the hell is honey wit the slug in her belly stuntin'
You ain't have to tell V nothing
Trust him
It really ain't no time for discussion
He'll be back in ninty three press of a button and they busted in
Lactose and Lecithin

The whole album contains no filler (even the skits are amusing and worthwhile) and is full of witty lyrics which will take a lot of plays to get.
For some reason one of my favourite lines is this from "G.M.C":

He's like a lego megalomaniac
who's into electronic and techno,
a real brainiac
G.M.C

This album sets the bar for the Super Villain theme, which was later IMHO perfected in the Madvillain album. There is too much gold on it to explain with words, you really just have to listen to it.
It is easily one of Doom's best releases and should be picked up before it goes out of print.

Sardless Tracks

  • Lactose
  • Lecithin
  • Saliva
  • Mr. Clean

Track Listing

  1. Overture
  2. Vaudeville Villain
  3. Lickupon
  4. Drop
  5. Lactose and Lecithin
  6. Dead Mouse
  7. Open Mic Nite, Pt. 1
  8. Raedawn
  9. Let Me Watch
  10. Saliva
  11. Modern Day Mugging
  12. Open Mic Nite, Pt. 2
  13. Never Dead
  14. Popsnot
  15. Mr. Clean
  16. G.M.C
  17. Change The Beat (Hidden track)