Published Oct 07, 2015Following Lex Records' recent vinyl re-release of DOOM and Danger Mouse's The Mouse and the Mask collaboration, the hip-hop imprint has announced plans to reissue the metal-faced villain's solo venture, Born Like This.
A limited-edition repress is due to land December 14, and this will be the first time Lex has offered up the record on wax since its original issue back in 2009. Demand for the out-of-print OG copies has the set selling around $70 US on sites like Discogs.
As it had the first time around, Born Like This is being served up as a double LP. The new edition also comes with an "embossed / debossed, spot-glossed, foil-blocked sleeve."
The collection was the first to find the rapper dropping the "MF" portion of his moniker. It features production work from the late J Dilla, as well as tracks previously cooked up by DOOM for his Special Herbs series of instrumentals. Threaded into the disc are monologues from Wu-Tang member Raekwon and deceased novelist Charles Bukowski.
Born Like This also includes a remodelled version of DOOM and Ghostface Killah's "Angelz," a song that had previously appeared as "Angels" on a Nature Sounds compilation in 2006.
Pre-orders for the vinyl reissue are being taken over here, and for a limited time will include a DOOM-style promotional "lifesize pop-out card mask," which could come in handy if the rapper were ever to ask you for a bit of help with his live show.
Born Like This is the last solo album to have been released by DOOM. 2012's Key to the Kuffs was delivered with Jneiro Jarel as JJ DOOM, while last year's NehruvianDOOM was a team-up with teen rapper Bishop Nehru.