Take Me to Your Leader (King Geedorah album)

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Take Me to Your Leader
King Geedorah - Take Me to Your Leader album cover.jpg
Studio album by King Geedorah
Released June 17, 2003 (2003-06-17)
Genre Underground hip hop
Length 41:54
Label Big Dada
Producer Metal Fingered Villain, E. Mason
MF Doom chronology
MF EP
(2000)MF EP2000
Take Me to Your Leader
(2003)
Vaudeville Villain
(2003)Vaudeville Villain2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Exclaim! favorable[2]
Pitchfork 9.0/10[3]
Prefix 8.0/10[4]
RapReviews.com 8.5/10[5]
Spectrum Culture favorable[6]
Tiny Mix Tapes 5/5 stars[7]
Uncut 4/5[8]

Take Me to Your Leader is a studio album by British-American emcee/producer MF Doom, released under the alias King Geedorah via Big Dada on June 17, 2003. King Geedorah is the alias MF Doom uses as part of the underground super group Monsta Island Czars. The album features guest appearances from MF Grimm (as Jet Jaguar) as well as other MIC members. The character is based on the three-headed gold dragon King Ghidorah, a monster who appears in the Godzilla films.

Reception[edit]

Mark Martelli of Pitchfork gave the album a 9.0 out of 10, saying, "Take Me to Your Leader will excite you in a way most hip-hop projects just aren't able: It's not straining for credibility nor putting effort into being revelatory; it just is."[3]

In 2009, Rhapsody ranked the album 17th on its list "Hip-Hop's Best Albums of the Decade".[9] In 2012, Stereogum named it the third best MF Doom album.[10] In 2014, it was listed by Complex as one of the "Best One-Producer Albums of the 2000s".[11]

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written, arranged and produced by Metal Fingered Villain (except for track #1 which was produced with E. Mason); mixed and mastered by King Geedorah.
No. Title Length
1. "Fazers" 3:17
2. "Fastlane" (featuring Biolante) 3:08
3. "Krazy World" (featuring Gigan) 4:43
4. "The Final Hour" (featuring MF Doom) 0:49
5. "Monster Zero" 5:15
6. "Next Levels" (featuring Lil' Sci, ID 4 Winds and Stahhr) 3:47
7. "No Snakes Alive" (featuring Jet-Jaguar and Rodan) 3:32
8. "Anti-Matter" (featuring MF Doom and Mr. Fantastik) 3:26
9. "Take Me to Your Leader" 2:08
10. "Lockjaw" (featuring Trunks) 1:03
11. "I Wonder" (featuring Hassan Chop) 3:38
12. "One Smart Nigger" 2:39
13. "The Fine Print" 4:29

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. "King Geedorah - Take Me to Your Leader". AllMusic. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ Dix, Noel (January 1, 2006). "King Geedorah - Take Me to Your Leader". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Martelli, Mark (July 7, 2003). "King Geedorah: Take Me to Your Leader". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ Krolak, Mike (June 17, 2003). "King Geedorah - Take Me to Your Leader". Prefix. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  5. ^ Doggett, Tom (September 28, 2004). "King Geedorah :: Take Me to Your Leader :: Ninja Tune Records". RapReviews.com. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  6. ^ Adams, Jacob (January 30, 2012). "Rediscover: King Geedorah: Take Me to Your Leader". Spectrum Culture. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  7. ^ Wolfman. "King Geedorah: Take Me To Your Leader". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  8. ^ Uncut (August 1, 2003). "King Geedorah – Take Me To Your Leader". Uncut. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Hip-Hop's Best Albums of the Decade - Rhapsody: The Mix". 2012-09-24. Archived from the original on 2012-09-24. Retrieved 2017-03-14. 
  10. ^ Tatusian, Alex (December 12, 2012). "MF Doom Albums From Worst To Best". Stereogum. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  11. ^ Drake, David (October 28, 2014). "The Best One-Producer Albums of the 2000s: King Geedorah, Take Me to Your Leader (2003)". Complex. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 

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