"Great Day": Madvillain
‘And I wish they fixed the door to the matrix, there’s mad glitches/ spit so many verses sometimes my jaw twitches/ one thing this party could use is more… ahem… booze’
There is not much more to be said about Madvillainy that has not already been said before. In a time before white people discovered MF DOOM (all caps when you spell the man name) it was considered a cult classic in the underground Hip Hop scene. Critics have poured over DOOM’s imperious rhyme schemes and ability to manipulate the beat to his effortless delivery style but it is his subversion of rhyme in Great Day that shows DOOM’s true mastery. On this track DOOM toys with the predictability of the bar, making any sexist inferences projections of the listener. No longer are we passive listeners of the music but we actively impact the content and reception. Unlike usual, it is a lack of content that speaks volumes to the issues of sexism in Hip Hop and its consumers and that is what makes Great Day an underappreciated gem from Madvillainy.