4/28/2009

MF Doctor Doom


Internets Celebrity Dallas Penn did the unthinkable, putting Doctor Doom and MF Doom together for this music video, something so simple and obvious that no one has thought to do it before. Upon your first viewing you expect stop-motion animation with Doom walking through the city, but you quickly realize what you're watching is The Doctor just rapping in different locations.

You look right into his face, instead of the background where the "action" is taking place, Doom's clutching hand the only emotion you get from the Latverian dictator. Subtleties make the video more than what it seems, talk of the recession illustrated by Dr. Doom's hand clutching the Time's Square Virgin Megastore logo.

The slight changes in Doom's pose look like they really convey different parts of the song. He isn't just a toy placed on a street, he is MF Doom rapping in the middle of traffic, cars not hitting him because they are only stuntmen who have been hired, no one looks at the camera because they are extras paid to just walk around minding their own business.

Similar to AMVs, I can see toy music videos catching on, nerds breaking out their oldest and rarest super hero and G.I. Joe figures to make Souljaboy videos. The new wave of "digging" will be dusty hands sorting through dirty boxes at yard sales, hoping to discover that impossible to find legendary Rouge with "accidental" pubic hair.

10 comments:

samax said...

not for nothing, this is the best thing ever! i got it in an email and IMMEDIATELY blogged it.

people think of stuff like this, but what seperates any artist from any other dude with "ideas" is they have the balls to go out there and DO IT!

Dallas Penn's commitment to this should definitely be applauded...

Vee (Scratch) said...

"I can see toy music videos catching on"-Nuff Said

I thought the still photos alone were hot.

Brandon Geee said...

Why hasn't marvel done some MF/doom project?

I know it's best for mainstream comics to stay the hell away from my beloved hip to the hop. But still..
Iron clad rap comics?

samax said...

i'm sayin'! MF and Marvel are a match made in heaven...

samuel rules said...

Maybe cause MF did that Adultswim thing and that was a bad look....

There's this Florida punk band called the Runnamucks and they just have all these songs about Marvel characters.

brandon said...

The Doom/Adult Swim thing was wack because Adult Swim's LAME and it's like Doom uh, rapping with cartoon characters, him just kicking ass with Marvel peeps would be great.

U DUDEZ SEEN THIS? So

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewc1hixzYPY

samuel rules said...

whoaaaa, that shit is on point, it's like perfect.

david e. ford, jr said...

Whoah, yeah, what sammy said!

joseph said...

Brandon, have you seen this GI Joe toy reimagining of 'The Thing'? It's pretty awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT7AH4JyuNs

Viagra said...

How come no one ever think of this before? it is just awesome. I can watch this over and over again and it's just never going to stop been awesome.