Doc D - Planetory Destruction
Jan 24, 2021
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Alright, be honest, who actually believed Logic when he announced his retirement last year? I like most people did not, however it was largely theorized that he would still release music under a different name, and less than a year later, he is already back with his debut mixtape under his villain persona, Doctor Destruction. I had hope for this, seeing how Under Pressure was one of Logic's best records, and Planetory Destruction is a very fun tape, even if I'm a bit split with it. For starters, while I'm sure it was intentional, this is quite derivative of MF DOOM, with the villainous personality and boom bap beats, but it specifically reminded me of Mouse and the Mask with Danger Mouse, with the cartoonish flows and the many skits. Speaking of the skits, there are quite a few of them, sometimes it is a bit excessive, but I can't complain too much, because they add a lot of character to the album. Derivative or not, I can not deny the sheer fun of this album, as well as the easy going flows and great jazz rap production on tracks like "Green Juices" and "Bounty Law". There are tons of creative bars all over the tape, (no, Doc D isn't delivering any biracial lines), especially that Kid Cudi line on "Back to the Basement". It is possible that this is a tribute to the late DOOM who recently passed away, but I'm still hoping this isn't the last we hear from Doc D. Maybe with a bit less of a Doom influence and if he toned it down a bit on the skits, we could be talking about a fantastic album. I guess you could say that Planetory Destruction is my favorite Bobby Hall album to date.

Favorite tracks: "Back From the Basement", "Bounty Law", "Intro", "Outer Space Gang", "Green Juices", "Ready Player Gun", "Planetory Destruction"

Least favorite tracks: "Double Sample"
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