Ritz Bits. Triscuits. Little Debbie Snack Cakes. Couscous. Beef patties con queso. Mystery meat and hot plates. It's a smorgasbord. And like The Incredibles, MM..Food is so funny that you won't notice any reinventing or reinvigorating until later. There are 3-D raisins "stationary like B.B. King," "average MCs like crabs in a barrel/Pass the Old Bay" and a guy who "looks like a black Wookie when he let his beard grow."
Doom's flow is as relentlessly clever as usual, and his production -- he produced most of the album himself -- is stellar. The looping melody of "Kookies" apes the familiar Sesame Street theme while in the background he drops samples of Cookie Monster gorging, and on four cuts in the middle of the album, he doesn't rap at all but instead layers food-related samples (including what sounds like a BBC report on edible food wrappers) over infectious beats.
Mm..Food might not be as strong as Madvillainy, Doom's stunning collaboration with Madlib from earlier this year, but, like a sausage-and-eggs platter on a late, hungover morning, you'll soak up every last bit.
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