6 Degrees Of (DOOMED) Separation

6 Degrees Of Separation, Blues, Collaborations, Covers, Duets, Features, Hip-Hop, History, Music, Rap, Rock

Just in case you thought our last edition of ‘DOOMED separation’ was a one off or a fluke, we’re back with another post to prove that we really meant it – we’re all doomed.


(1) The 2004 album Madvillainy, a collaboration between producer Madlib and rapper and titular star of this feature, MF Doom, featured a track called Figaro. In Figaro, Doom drops a sly Anita Baker reference:

The flow make her fatty shake, patty cake, patty cake/For fake, if he was Anita Baker’s man/He’d take her for her masters, hit it once an’ shake her hand/On some ol’ thank ya ma’am an’ ghost her” (1:02)

Anita Baker, the singer and artist behind albums such as The Songstress and the Platinum-selling follow up Rapture, also appeared on Frank Sinatra’s Duets album in 1993, on which the pair sing Witchcraft :
(unfortunately, due to some lame copyright shit, UMG have blocked England’s access the Youtube video of Frank and Anita’s Tune – click the link above for proof, and take a listen to Frank’s solo version below) 

Frank Sinatra, most famed for his big band, swing, and jazz-type songs, released a cover of the song Sweet Caroline that was a feature of his 1974 LP Some nice Things I’ve Missed :

Sweet Caroline is a joint that a lot of respected artists have covered in their time, and only 2 years before Sinatra’s outing, the legendary Bobby Womack released a version for his 1972 album Understanding :

Bobby Womack’s 2012 album The Bravest Man in the Universe was produced by Richard Russell and Damon Albarn :

Damon Albarn is, of course, co-founder of, and vocalist and songwriter for, the virtual band Gorillaz – The bands second album, Demon Days, had a tasty joint on it called November Has Come featuring the masked man himself… MF Doom:

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