'90s Underground Alums MOOD Return With New Album
The vocals are set to feature Talib Kweli [click to read] and Killah Priest [click to read], among others.
Our goal with this album is to bring to Hip Hop some type of substance and consciously relative content to the forefront of the rap game, revealed Donte to DX, who describes the reflection and growth MOOD has undergone from their first emergence in the late '90s. When we first appeared in 1997-1998, [we] indulged in ignorance, entertainment, sexism, violence and materialism. The music game wasnt prepared for us and our message the first time, and now we return with a second coming.
In between Doom and Hall of Fame, MOOD released a compilation titled Mission Control Presents: Prehistoric Sounds (2000). Although the group engaged in solo projects since then, their decision to come together arose from the many somethings currently missing in Hip Hop. Rappers have been making platinum singles and shitty albums for years now. Millions of fans have turned their backs on Hip Hop as of lately something has been missing. That something is substance and MOOD is that substance, stated Donte.
Aside from their loyal fan base and a successful late '90s gush, MOOD is known for providing DJ Hi-Tek [click to read] and Talib Kweli with the initial exposure to the underground circuit, by the way of Doom. And today, MOOD readies to place itself on the circuits map: It seems today that artists have lost their way; we come as a beacon of light like the MOOD star shining bright in the darkest of nights.