Operation: Doomsday

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Operation: Doomsday
Studio album by MF Doom
ReleasedApril 20, 1999 (1999-04-20)
LabelFondle 'Em Records
ProducerMetal Fingers, DJ Subroc, Percy Carey (exec.)
MF Doom chronology
Mr. Hood (with KMD)
Operation: Doomsday
Alternative covers
2011 re-release edition
2011 re-release edition
Alternative cover
2015 remastered edition
2015 remastered edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. ClubA[2]
Record Collector4/5 stars[5]
The Village VoiceB+[7]

Operation: Doomsday is the debut solo album by British-American rapper/producer MF Doom, marking his return to the hip hop scene after the demise of his group KMD. The album was released on Fondle 'Em Records in 1999, and reissued by Sub Verse Records in 2001 with a slightly altered track listing.[8] A remastered edition of the original version was released in 2015.[9]


It was announced on December 16, 2010 that Operation: Doomsday was being reissued in 2011. The reissue cover was designed by Jason Jagel, who did the art for Mm.. Food.[10] It was reported that there were licensing issues with the original artwork that caused problems with reissuing. Stones Throw Records stated that Doom was working on a track-listing for the reissue.[11]


Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Complex US 25 Best Long Island Rap Albums[12] 2012 5
Consequence of Sound US Top 20 Hip-Hop Solo Albums[13] 2013 9
Fact UK The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s[14] 2012 37
100 Best Indie Hip-Hop Records of All Time[15] 2015 6
About.com US 100 Best Hip-Hop Albums[16] 2015 97
Hip-Hop Connection US The 100 Greatest Rap Albums 1995-2005[17] 2006 3

Track listing[edit]

All tracks produced by Metal Fingers, except "The Hands of Doom" produced by DJ Subroc.

1."The Time We Faced Doom (Skit)"2:04
2."Doomsday" (featuring Pebbles the Invisible Girl)4:58
3."Rhymes Like Dimes" (featuring DJ Cucumber Slice)4:18
4."The Finest" (featuring Tommy Gunn)4:01
5."Back in the Days (Skit)"0:45
6."Go with the Flow"3:36
7."Tick, Tick…" (featuring MF Grimm)4:04
8."Red and Gold" (featuring King Geedorah)4:42
9."The Hands of Doom (Skit)"1:50
10."Who You Think I Am?" (featuring King Ceasar, Rodan, Megalon, Kamackeris, King Geedorah and Kong)3:24
11."Doom, Are You Awake? (Skit)"1:12
13."Operation: Greenbacks" (featuring Megalon)3:46
14."The Mic" (featuring Pebbles the Invisible Girl)3:02
15."The Mystery of Doom (Skit)"0:21
16."Dead Bent"2:22
17."Gas Drawls"3:43
18."?" (featuring Kurious)3:33
19."Hero vs. Villain (Epilogue)" (featuring E. Mason)3:33

"Hero vs. Villain (Epilogue)" was replaced by "I Hear Voices Pt. 1" in the 2001 edition of the album.

MF Doom is credited as a feature on multiple tracks on this album, using the alias "King Geedorah".


  1. ^ Cordor, Cyril. "Operation: Doomsday – MF Doom". AllMusic. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  2. ^ Rabin, Nathan (April 26, 2011). "MF Doom: Operation Doomsday: Lunchbox". The A.V. Club. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "MF Doom: Operation Doomsday". NME: 41. June 30, 2001.
  4. ^ Cohen, Ian (April 25, 2011). "MF DOOM: Operation Doomsday". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  5. ^ Draper, Jason (May 2011). "MF Doom – Operation Doomsday". Record Collector (388). Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  6. ^ Caramanica, Jon (August 2000). "KMD: Black Bastards / M.F. Doom: Operation Doomsday". Spin. 16 (8): 152–54. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (August 7, 2001). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  8. ^ MF DOOM - Complete Discography Archived 2006-12-15 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "Operation Doomsday: Original Version Remastered". Amazon.com. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  10. ^ Jason Jagel for MF Doom operation:doomsday Reissue
  11. ^ A peek at MF DOOM's Operation Doomsday reissue in 2010
  12. ^ "The 25 Best Long Island Rap Albums – 5. MF DOOM, Operation: Doomsday (1998)". Complex. July 8, 2012. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  13. ^ "Top 20 Hip-Hop Solo Albums". Consequence of Sound. October 23, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  14. ^ "The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s". FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  15. ^ "The 100 best indie hip-hop records of all time – 06. MF Doom – Operation: Doomsday(Fondle 'Em, 1999)". Fact. February 25, 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  16. ^ "100 Best Hip-Hop Albums (1/10)". About.com. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  17. ^ "HIP-HOP CONNECTION's 100 BEST ALBUMS 1995-2005". RateYourMusic. Retrieved 2017-02-26.

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