JJ DOOM ‎– Key To The Kuffs

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LEX082CD JJ DOOM Key To The Kuffs(CD, Album) Lex Records LEX082CD UK 2012 Sell This Version
LEX082LP JJ DOOM Key To The Kuffs(2xLP, Album) Lex Records LEX082LP UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
LEX082CD JJ DOOM Key To The Kuffs(2xLP, Album, TP) Lex Records LEX082CD UK 2012 Sell This Version
LEX082I JJ DOOM Key To The Kuffs(CD, Album) Lex Records LEX082I UK 2012 Sell This Version
LEX082CDI JJ DOOM Key To The Kuffs(CD, Album) Lex Records LEX082CDI Europe 2012 Sell This Version
LEX082CD JJ DOOM Key To The Kuffs(CDr, Album, Promo) Lex Records LEX082CD Europe 2012 Sell This Version
LEX082CDX JJ DOOM Key To The Kuffs (Butter Edition)(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Lex Records LEX082CDX US 2013 Sell This Version
LEX082XT JJ DOOM Key To The Kuffs (Butter Edition)(Cass, Album, Ltd) Lex Records LEX082XT Europe 2013 Sell This Version
LEX082LP JJ DOOM Key To The Kuffs(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RP, Whi) Lex Records LEX082LP UK & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
LEX082LP JJ DOOM Key To The Kuffs(2xLP, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, RP, Blu) Lex Records Limited LEX082LP US 2018 Sell This Version
LEX082T JJDoom* Key To The Kuffs(Cass, Album, Ltd, RE) Lex Records LEX082T Europe 2018 Sell This Version
LEX082LP JJ DOOM Key To The Kuffs(2xLP, Album, RP + CD) Lex Records LEX082LP UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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Lazy_Courier

Lazy_Courier

August 29, 2018
referencing Key To The Kuffs, 2xLP, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, RP, Blu, LEX082LP
A criminally underrated piece if the DOOM-verse. Here we see MF take the sidelines to make way for JJ, a new supervillain that's quite the admirable force (However, JJ teams up with DOOM; notably on the track "Guv'nor." Although the beats and mixing aren't the "most" like DOOM, it's definitely a very palatable flavor that mixes the sampling style of doom with a trap-esque undertone with the help of JJ. This album may take a few spins in order for you to taste the entire flavor that is JJ DOOM. This is easily one of the better Sub-DOOMs (along with VV, NehruvianDOOM, DangerDoom, KG, etc) in the DOOM-verse. Although, it does not stack up very well when pinned against Metal Face himself.
waxmerchant

waxmerchant

May 5, 2018
referencing Key To The Kuffs, CD, Album, LEX082CD
This is one of doom's best albums...not for generic clones that only like madvillain
thamover

thamover

September 18, 2013
referencing Key To The Kuffs (Butter Edition), 2xCD, Album, Ltd, LEX082CDX

I strongly disagree. If you own Key to the Kuffs already, you can just buy the Bonus EP, which comes with the packaging material to build your own Butter Edition. And the material on the Bonus EP ist just unbelievably good. MF Doom at his Top-level!
keepinmusicclassy

keepinmusicclassy

January 17, 2013
referencing Key To The Kuffs, CD, Album, LEX082CD
The metal faced villain is back! Sort of. Due to a mix-up with his visa, he’s been stuck in London since the end of his European tour. Being a pretty chill guy, Doom didn’t try to pull the celebrity card to gain entry back into the U.S. but has been collaborating with the likes of Damon Albarn, Thom Yorke, and Jneiro Jarel – from which JJ Doom and Key to the Kuffs was born. The theme of the album is decidedly British, which kind of clashes with the villain’s previous personas. He attempts to dig deep into his knowledge of British culture and whatnot, but unfortunately there just isn’t much of a reserve to draw from. He should’ve left the British theme at face value and instead focused on what makes him my favorite rapper: his ability to transform the mundane into the magical. Doom can take anything, spin it, put it in a different light, dress it up, and make you see it as an entirely new idea. We see a little of this magic “Wash Your Hands”, but definitely not as much as in Doom’s previous work. Mm…Food was pure genius – an album that was “about food”, but that was really about everything from fake friends to shocking the one eyed dolphin. The brilliant food metaphors and esoteric content made it necessary to stop and listen to each line separately in order to digest what Doom was really serving up.

Unfortunately, I just don’t get the same vibe from Key to the Kuffs. The samples aren’t weird enough, the guest appearances are distorted beyond recognition, and when it comes down to it, Doom just isn’t British. He needs to come back to the U.S., do a couple more Herbs & Spices, and grab a concept that he can do justice to. And he should probably stop sending impersonators on stage while he’s at it. A true supervillain would give the people a good show, regardless of the cost.

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