MM..Food? is not an album for everybody. It is weird, quirky, and very tongue in cheek. Half of the album consists of DOOM rapping over, what I consider to be, some of his tightest beats. His sample game is certainly on point on this album with samples ranging from Stetsasonic on the track Kookies to Sade for the track Kon Karne. At this point in his career he seemed to revel in his tracks being both recognizable for their samples and unique for their layers and his cartoonish lyrics. The other half of the album is quite possibly one of the oddest run of tracks on a hip hop album. They are basically beats in the style of the special herbs series with layer on top of layer of oddball television samples ranging from sesame street to infomercials about edible wrappers. It is both hilarious and clever. As someone who likes to fool around with a sampler in his spare time, I can only imagine how long it took to layer all of those samples, let alone find them. Combining these tracks with the vocal cuts makes for an off the wall album that never takes itself too seriously. To me this album stands alongside Madvillainy and Born Like This as one of DOOM's top works. If you like goofy underground hip hop, super heroes, or slick sample driven instrumentals you should check this album out.
-Fig Leaf Bi-Carbonate