Today, Metalface Records and Rhymesayers Entertainment present KMD’s sophomore album, Black Bastards, reintroduced on red vinyl LP with expanded gatefold packaging in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the album’s initial recording. The album will be available in stores on March 31.
Following KMD’s debut, the early 90’s Hip-Hop group consisted of two partners – Subroc and his brother Zev Love X (better known today as MF DOOM). Recorded in 1993, their sophomore album Black Bastards was initially shelved before its release due to controversy around its cover art. The group was subsequently dropped from their label, Elektra Records. Zev Love X would disappear in the fallout before re-emerging years later as the masked supervillain MF DOOM. Although he would eventually secure an official release for Black Bastards in 2000, Ego Trip’s Book of Rap Lists (1999) had already named it the most notable rap album ever that was never commercially released. The album featured production from both members and included guest appearances from MF Grimm, Kurious, Lord Sear, and more. With a sales history of over 75K+ units and over 40M+ streams, Black Bastards is a prominent and revered project from DOOM’s discography.
Along with the red vinyl gatefold, Metalface Records and Rhymesayers are also redistributing Black Bastards on standard black vinyl, as well as MF DOOM’s debut, Operation: Doomsday, also hitting stores on March 31. Both titles are indisputable classics that put Daniel Dumile on the path to becoming one of the greatest MC/producers of all time.
The DOOM estate also offers exclusive KMD apparel to commemorate the anniversary. A limited release of beanies, hats, tee-shirts, long-sleeve shirts and hooded sweatshirts are available for pre-order at gasdrawls.com.
Purchase KMD’s Black Bastards & MF DOOM’s Operation: Doomsday HERE.