Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain [2023 Repress]


Back in 2003, during an incredible period of growth and reinvention for legendary artist MF DOOM, he introduced us to one of his numerous alter egos, Viktor Vaughn. As the story goes, Viktor Vaughn was an interdimensional time-travelling MC from an alternate realm where Hip-Hop was banned. He’d been exploring time and space looking for new dimensions to sharpen him to 90s era NYC, where he found himself stranded due to a mechanical mishap with his time machine. He began hitting open mics and small venues, battling other MCs and picking up a few side-hustles in order to raise enough funds to repair his time machine and get back to his travels.

Vaudeville Villain is a concept album like no other, where MF DOOM re-envisions himself as a younger, hungrier, more brazen persona, in order to explore subjects new and old from a different point of view. Of course, developing a second self from a more technologically advanced universe, he wanted to take a new approach to the production too. Viktor Vaughn fittingly raps over next-school beats that move freely in spaces between Electronica and Hip Hop, all courtesy of Sound-Ink producers King Honey, Heat Sensor and Max Bill, with the exception of one track produced by RJD2.

Featuring all original lyrics by DOOM, with a few notable guest appearances from M. Sayyid (Anti-Pop Consortium), Lord Sear, Apani B Fly MC, Louis Logic, and more, Vaudeville Villain is one of the more uniquely creative entries in the MF DOOM universe.


01 - Overture
02 - Vaudeville Villain
03 - Lickupon
04 - The Drop
05 - Lactose and Lecithin
06 - A Dead Mouse
07 - RaeDawn
08 - Let Me Watch feat. Apani B. as Nikki
09 - Open Mic Nite, Pt. 1 feat. Brother Sambuca, Lord Sear, Louis Logic, Rodan as Dr. Moreau.
10 - Saliva
11 - Modern Day Mugging
12 - Open Mic Nite, Pt. 2 feat. AJ Ready Wright, Creature, Lord Sear
13 - Never Dead feat. M. Sayyid as Curtis Strifer
14 - Popsnot
15 - Mr. Clean
16 - G.M.C.
17 - Change the Beat

Release Info

Release Date: 18th August 2023
Format: 2LP or CD
Label: Rhymesayers

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