DOOM Vs. Ghostface Vs. Original "Chinatown Wars" Vs. "Chinatown Wars" Remix

DOOM Vs. Ghostface Vs. Original "Chinatown Wars" Vs. "Chinatown Wars" Remix

This latest mask v. mask collaboration is apparently tied to the release of a new Grand Theft Auto game, for the Nintendo DS--one more the-album-is-dead, all hail the videogame/Cameron-Diaz-is-shopping movie montage harbinger of industry future. Then again, there are certain luxury facets to said future: the original lushly produced track and even more bonkers remix flip, released simultaneously; food on the Ghost/Doom family table; and a high-profile showcase for producer Oh No, Madlib's little brother.

Which version is better? There is the zithery dusted-out sampled RZA exotica of the original, all quavering ominous high noises and mangled vocal samples, jaded Morricone guitar riffs swirling just beneath it all: a nice little bit of soundtrack for two free-associative MCs to free-associate over. Or the remix: slashing, distorted strings, timpani bass, alarm clocks and cartoon character voices blowing all over the place, 3D and schizo where the original is a merely sane two. Both versions contain Doom's I'm Gonna Git You Sucka homage: "Let me get one wing." [Green Lantern's Twitter]


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