Danger Doom

Danger Doom Biography

Two of this generation's most respected hip-hop artists, Danger Mouse and MF DOOM, have come together to produce DANGERDOOM: The Mouse and the Mask, an album inspired by Adult Swim, Cartoon Network's popular late-night animation network. The album, set to debut in October 11th 2005, will be released on Epitaph Records, in association with Adult Swim. The album will contain character voices and skits from Adult Swim's most popular original shows, including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Sealab 2021 and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.

Danger Mouse is recognized as one of music's most innovative artists and producers. Danger Mouse's The Grey Album, an ingenious re-production of Jay-Z's Black Album with the Beatles' White Album, was named the Album-of-the-Year in 2004 by Entertainment Weekly and catapulted him into the international spotlight. Danger Mouse recently produced Gorillaz's Demon Days album, which has sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide in its initial first weeks of release. His next project is Gnarls Barkley, a collaboration with music's flamboyant, one-of-a-kind force of nature, Cee-Lo.

After a five-year hiatus that ended in 1998, Daniel Dumile, a former member of KMD, emerged as MF DOOM, a persona inspired by the comic supervillain Dr. Doom, and released the critically praised albums Operation: Doomsday and Mmm...Food. DOOM also released one of 2004's most acclaimed albums, Madvillain (featured in Spin, Rolling Stone, Vibe, The New Yorker, etc), under the same name and Venomous Villain under the name Victor Vaughn. He has been involved in a number of collaborations with the industry's finest and has a project with Ghostface Killah (Wu-Tang Clan) in the works.

Adult Swim delivers an assortment of edgy programming and has quickly earned its place as the #1 basic cable destination for adults 18-34, often surpassing the viewership of late-night kings Jay Leno and Dave Letterman among key young adult demos. Adult Swim's shows, starring off-beat characters like a shape-shifting, talking wad of meat, a winged, ex-superhero lawyer and a butterfly-inspired supervillain, have spawned a best-selling line of DVDs, apparel and collectibles.

"Danger Mouse? Genuis! MF DOOM? Genius! Adult Swim? Not genius. Lucky," said Mike Lazzo, senior vice president in charge of Adult Swim. "Danger Mouse and DOOM are both brilliant at taking chunks of pop culture and reshaping them into art. The context of Adult Swim makes this already promising collaboration truly inspired," said Andy Kaulkin, president of Epitaph Records.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s network dedicated to edgy animated comedy and action series, both original and acquired, airing Saturday-Thursday from 11 p.m-6 a.m. (ET, PT). Adult Swim shares channel space with Cartoon Network, home to the best in original, classic and acquired programming for children and families, and is seen in 88 million U.S. homes.

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