15 Weeks of MF Doom: Adult Swim to Release 'The Missing Notebook Rhymes'

by Flaunt Editorial Staff

Art by: Jacob Escobedo

Art by: Jacob Escobedo

Brace yourselves: MF Doom is back. For the next 15 weeks, Adult Swim will be releasing a new MF Doom track every week from his collection, The Missing Notebook Rhymes. This morning (August 7), Adult Swim kicked off the series and dropped the first track, aka Notebook 00, titled “Negus,” which was a raw collaboration between MF Doom and the late Sean Price.

Adult Swim has been giving us our nightly dose of hip-hop on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim program block since 2010, when Jason DeMarco, Vice President and Creative Director for On-Air Adult Swim, stepped onto the scene. Since then, the mix of hip-hop, cartoons, and anime has become a staple for many youth growing up.

Adult Swim played the mellow instrumentals of J. Dilla and Madlib in the background of programming and housed many hip-hop-infused shows like The Boondocks and Odd Future’s Loiter Squad, as well as Japanese anime series, Samurai Champloo, where the soundtrack introduced many hip-hop heads to Nujabes, a Japanese producer and DJ who beautifully blends jazz and hip-hop together. 

Recently, Adult Swim continued their Adult Swim Singles series, which premieres new hip-hop singles for 52 weeks. The complete artist roster for the Adult Swim Singles, was released on Twitter by Duke Demarco, the Senior Vice President and Creative Director for Adult Swim On-Air. The Adult Swim Singles series anticipates releasing new hip-hop singles from Knxwledge, Jay Electronica, Flying Lotus, Migos, and much more.

Be sure to tune in next week for MF Doom’s "notebook 01" and Adult Swim’s next single for week 13.

Written by Kelly An