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. Epitaph Records released the CD on Oct. 11, 2005, in association with Adult Swim. The album contains 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'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. Danger Mouse recently produced the Gorillaz Demon Days album, which has sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide in its initial first weeks of release.
In 1998, Daniel Dumile, a former member of KMD, emerged as MF DOOM (www.dangerdoom.com), a persona inspired by the comic super villain Dr. Doom, and released the critically praised albums Operation: Doomsday and Mm...Food. DOOM also released one of 2004's most acclaimed albums, Madvillain, under the same name plus Venomous Villain under the name Victor Vaughn.
"Danger Mouse? Genius! MF DOOM? Genius! Adult Swim? Not genius. Lucky," said Mike Lazzo, Cartoon Network's svp responsible for Adult Swim.
"Danger Mouse and DOOM are both brilliant at taking chunks of pop culture and reshaping them into art, said Andy Kaulkin, president of Epitaph Records. The context of Adult Swim makes this already promising collaboration truly inspired."
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 11:00 pm-6:00 am. Adult Swim shares channel space with Cartoon Network, home to original, classic and acquired programming for children and families, and is seen in 88 million U.S. homes.