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Born Like This

Born Like This
Released March 24, 2009
Recorded 2008-2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 40:27
Label Lex
Producer DOOM, Jake One, J Dilla, Madlib
MF Doom chronology

Special Herbs: The Box Set Vol. 0-9
Born Like This
Unexpected Guests
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
A.V. Club A− [2]
Drowned in Sound (7/10) [3]
Pitchfork Media (8.0/10) [4]
The Observer 4/5 stars [5] (8/10) [6]
Paste (76/100) [7]
URB 3.5/5 stars [8]

Born Like This is an album by American hip hop artist Daniel Dumile, released under the pseudonym DOOM on Lex Records on March 24, 2009. It debuted at #52 on the Billboard Chart, having sold 10,895 copies as of March 29, 2009.[9] In addition to tracks produced by Doom, the album includes production by frequent collaborator Madlib, as well as J Dilla. The album title is borrowed from Charles Bukowski's poem, "Dinosauria, We," which employs it as a cadence. A reading of the poem by Bukowski himself is in the beginning part of the track "Cellz."[10] It is an aggressive album that follows a loose storyline, and its lyricism involves verbal braggadocio, social commentary on police brutality and the ghetto condition. Pitchfork Media included Born Like This in their best albums of 2009, placing it at #48.

Track listing

# Title Time Guest Performers Producer Notes
1 Supervillain Intro 0:54 Doom
  • Co-produced by and featuring Mr. Chop
  • Additional vocals: Posdnuos from De La Soul as P-Pain & Paloma Faith as Cat-Girl
  • Uses the 'Metal Fingers' beat "Coca Leaf"
  • Contains a sample from "One More Chance" by Bishop Eric McDaniel
2 Gazzillion Ear 4:12 J Dilla
  • Additional vocals: Paloma Faith as Cat-Girl
  • Contains a sample from "(Theme From) Midnight Express" by Giorgio Moroder
  • Contains a sample from "Trouble" by Brenton Wood
  • Uses the unreleased J Dilla beats "Dig It" & "Phantom of the Synths" (which contains a sample from "Midnight Express" by Giorgio Moroder)
  • Instrumental licensed courtesy of Nature Sounds
3 Ballskin 1:30 Jake One
  • Guitar, Bass and Keys by G Koop
4 Yessir! 2:34 Raekwon Doom
  • Contains a sample from "UFO" by ESG
5 Absolutely 2:43 Madlib
  • Contains a sample from "Creep" by TLC
  • Contains a sample from "Papa Was Too" by Joe Tex
  • Contains a sample from "Brazilian Rhyme" by Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Contains a sample from "Sun Goddess" by Ramsey Lewis
6 Rap Ambush 1:28 Jake One
  • Guitar, Bass and Keys by G Koop
7 Lightworks 1:55 J Dilla
  • Uses the J Dilla beat "Lightworks"
  • Contains a sample from "Bendix 1 'The Tomorrow People'" by Raymond Scott
  • Contains a sample from "Lightworks" by Raymond Scott;
  • Contains a sample from "King of the Beats" by Mantronix
  • Instrumental licensed courtesy of Stones Throw
8 Batty Boyz 3:16 Doom
9 Angelz 3:07 Tony Starks (AKA Ghostface Killah) Doom
  • Additional vocals: Raekwon & Paloma Faith as Cat-Girl
10 Cellz 4:21 Doom
  • Co-produced by and featuring Mr. Chop
  • Contains a sample of Charles Bukowski reading "Dinosauria, We", from the film "Bukowski: Born Into This"
  • Contains a sample of Dr. Bronner reading his "Moral ABC"
11 Still Dope 2:40 Empress Stahhr Tha Femcee (AKA staHHR) [11] Doom
  • Uses the 'Metal Fingers' beat "Passion Flower"
12 Microwave Mayo 2:26 Jake One
  • Guitar, Bass and Keys by G Koop
13 More Rhymin' 1:39 Jake One
14 That's That 2:15 Doom
15 Supervillainz 2:49 Kurious, Slug & Mobonix Doom
  • Co-produced by and featuring Mr. Chop
  • Additional vocals: Prince Paul as Filthy Pablo & Posdnuos as P-Pain
16 Bumpy's Message 1:36 Bumpy Knuckles (AKA Freddie Foxxx) Doom
  • Co-produced by and featuring Mr. Chop
17 Thank Yah 1:14 Doom
  • Contains a sample from "One More Chance" by Bishop Eric McDaniel
  • Uses the 'Metal Fingers' beat "Coca Leaf"
18 Gazzillion Ear (Thom Yorke Remix) 4:11 Thom Yorke
  • United States iTunes Store Bonus Track
  • Produced by Radiohead's Thom Yorke


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