Though currently considered one of the most legendary releases in hip
hop’s storied history the project was independently produced and
released in 1999 and issued on Bobbito’s Fondle ‘Em imprint. Stripped
down hip-hop in all it’s glory, the release cemented the MC’s return to
the scene after his early years in the group KMD.
As the story goes, DOOM had been chewed up and spit out of the major
label system, lost his brother and musical partner Subroc, and then
disappeared only to return to the stage rocking a mask and an obscured
In under two years, OPERATION DOOMSDAY was already reissued on
another label with an altered track list. During the time DOOM started
working with Madlib on the Madvillain record, DOOMSDAY went out of
print, got bootlegged, and somewhere along the way emerged as a
DOOM’s own imprint Metalface Records nally re-issued the de nitive
version of the remastered album in 2011 – a CD (in a lunch box) and
metal-covered 4LP set was released.
Now we are proud to present Metalface’s cassette edition of OPERATION
DOOMSDAY. Housed in a metal box the set contains two cassettes. Tape
1 features the original album and original cover by Lord Scotch 79 (Blake
“KEO” Lethem). Tape 2 collects the instrumentals, b-sides and alternate
versions, along with the 2011 album cover by Jason Jagel.