Doseone

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Doseone
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Background information
Birth nameAdam Drucker
Born (1977-04-21) April 21, 1977 (age 42)
Idaho, United States
OriginOhio, United States
GenresAlternative hip hop, indie rock
Occupation(s)Rapper, singer, producer
InstrumentsVocals, sampler, synthesizer, keyboard
Years active1997–present
LabelsAnticon, Mush Records, Big Dada, Lex Records, Alien Transistor
Associated actsDeep Puddle Dynamics, Greenthink, Clouddead, Themselves, Subtle, 13 & God, Go Dark, Nevermen, A7pha
Websitewww.anticon.com

Adam Drucker (born April 21, 1977), better known by his stage name Doseone, is an American rapper, producer, poet and artist. He is a co-founder of the indie hip hop record label Anticon.[1] He has also been a member of numerous groups including Deep Puddle Dynamics, Greenthink, Clouddead, Themselves, Subtle, 13 & God, Go Dark, Nevermen, and A7pha.

History[edit]

Doseone is known for his extensive collaborations with other Anticon members, forming numerous groups and performing guest spots on others' releases. He has recorded with many musicians including Mr. Dibbs, Aesop Rock, Slug, Sole, Alias, Jel, Odd Nosdam, Why?, Fog, Boom Bip, The Notwist and Mike Patton. He has also released several solo albums, including the spoken word album Soft Skulls and a combination audio CD and poetry book The Pelt.[2]

Early in his musical career, Doseone once competed in a freestyle rap battle with then-unknown Eminem at Scribble Jam in 1997.[3] In 1998, Doseone released his first solo album, Hemispheres.[4] In 2000, he released Circle, a collaborative album with producer Boom Bip.[5] In 2012, he released the solo album, G Is for Deep, on Anticon.[6]

Doseone is also a visual artist. He has worked on the cover art for many of the albums he has performed on. He has contributed the artwork on Jel's album Soft Money in 2006. He has also done work in animation. He worked on an online animated cartoon NOTGarfield. The series consists of characters from Garfield involved in surreal dada situations.[citation needed]

In January 2012 it was announced that Adult Swim has ordered a pilot of an animated series called Mars Safari that will feature a soundtrack by Doseone and Jel. Doseone will star alongside Steve Little and Carl Weathers to voice the character Emilio.[citation needed]

Doseone has also participated in creating music for indie games, including Samurai Gunn, Catacomb Kids, Enter the Gungeon, Vlambeer's games Gun Godz and Nuclear Throne, Messhof's Nidhogg 2, and many other independent games currently in development.[7]

Style[edit]

Doseone is known for his nasal and high pitched voice, fast polyrhythmic rapping style, and extremely dense and abstract lyrics. His words tend to express upon topics of childhood, nature, and American life. While rapping/singing onstage, he often also simultaneously performs on the synthesizer, sampler, or keyboard.[citation needed]

A recurring character in much of Doseone's work is a man named Hour Hero Yes. He is mentioned in the 13 & God song "Ghostwork" as well as throughout albums of his band Subtle. Album and video artwork, as well as art on Subtle's official website, suggest Hour Hero Yes to be a bald man with a black and white striped face; an image which is embodied by a bust that serves as a centerpiece prop during live Subtle shows. On the cover of For Hero: For Fool, he appears in old military garb with fire for hair.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

Live albums

EPs

  • Crazy Hitman Science (1999) (with Jel, Why?, et al., as Blud N Gutz)
  • The Samurai Gunn (2013)
  • Free Ring Tone of the Month Vol. I (2013)
  • Bitchsword (2014) (with Ash, as Go Dark)
  • Heavy Bullets (2014)
  • Free Ring Tone of the Month Vol. II (2014)
  • Brightwild (2015) (Go Dark)
  • Hunt Me (2016) (Go Dark)

Singles

  • "Attack of the Postmodern Pat Boones / Cannibalism of the Object Beings" (2000) (Object Beings)

Audio books

References[edit]

  1. ^ Long, Zach (June 1, 2012). "Review: Doseone's G is for Deep". Alarm.
  2. ^ Bush, Ben. "Interview with Doseone". The Believer.
  3. ^ Dahlen, Chris (March 6, 2005). "Interviews: Doseone". Pitchfork Media.
  4. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Doseone - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  5. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (May 1, 2000). "Boom Bip & Dose One: Circle". Exclaim!. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  6. ^ Feldman, Max (July 17, 2012). "Doseone: G Is For Deep". PopMatters. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  7. ^ Semel, Paul (May 6, 2016). "Interview: Rapper Doseone dishes on making music for Enter The Gungeon". GameCrate. Retrieved March 7, 2019.

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