Ghostface Killah has worked together with MF DOOM over the past few years, most recently releasing a limited edition “Victory Laps” cassette single as a prelude to their DOOMSTARKS LP. Speaking with Much Music, Tony Starks said that the album is still in the works despite broken promises of impending release, and that he’s waiting to connect with the metal-faced villain.
“As far as the album, we did a lot of songs. He got a lot of songs for me. I’m still waiting for him to send me more songs,” he said. “I tell him the people want the album. Everywhere I go, they want it. But the ball’s in his corner. I’m just waiting on him, because I’ve been pressing the issue. But he said, we gon’ get together, whatever the case may be. But it’s going to happen, because we got a lot of records.”
He also recalled meeting DOOM for the first time. While on tour with Linkin Park and Snoop Dogg as part of the Projekt Revolution tour, the Wu-Tang Clan member came upon a beat CD from Metal Fingers and went on a hunt to find him.
“You know, everybody give me CDs, I play ‘em. But I just said I didn’t know who Metal Fingers was. But I knew he had beats on there that was up my alley, so I had my manager just look and we just hunt, hunt, hunt. And we found him, and it was MF DOOM,” he said. “And we got connected, he came through the studio and from right there, we started building. He was a good dude, smart dude. We came from the same school, same cloth. So it was easy to be connected like that. So he did some beats on Fishscale for me, and everything’s just been history.”