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  • Summary: On of the many aliases of rapper Daniel Dumile (who is best known these days as the masked MF Doom), Viktor Vaughn is joined by a guests such as DJ Sure Shot and Kool Keith on this second release.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Raw beats, sick rhymes, nothing obvious or tired.
  2. There’s a remarkable continuity from track to track, and its obvious those contributing to Venomous Villain are long-time fans of Dumile’s work.
  3. While it is simply impossible to duplicate the raw power and energy of [Vaudeville Villian], the newly resurrected Viktor proffers a tolerable continuation of his street hustle and ice-cold thuggery.
  4. Too much roam and wander for some, but Doom-heads looking for the perfect downer couldn't ask for much more.
  5. The tracks highlighting Vik are showstoppers as usual, and his dominate wordplay only reiterates why others should drop the mic when any of DOOM’s personas enter the booth.
  6. 70
    He sounds darker and more menacing than ever. [Oct 2004, p.105]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. montanas
    May 24, 2005
  2. AnthonyS
    Aug 28, 2004
    This album is the epitome of what Doom is all about. Solid lyrical delivery over dark and intricate beat production. I think this is a great release and especially enjoyed hearing Kool Keith on this CD. Expand
  3. RanP
    Aug 16, 2004
    This is a great follow up to Vik's last CD. Awesome electronic sounding hip hop beats that aren't too clean and still have a gritty vibe. Of course Doom rips raw rhymes and the guest emcees are a nice touch. Expand
  4. RayV
    Aug 24, 2004
    Excellent mix of raw rhymes, electronic future sounds and solid hip hop. One of the best albums I've bought this year.
  5. RandallW
    Dec 1, 2004
    I can't believe that Doom can continually drop some of the hottest albums in this genre. Tracks like Doper Skiller with Kool Keith and Bloody Chain with Poison Pen are classic Doom or Viktor tracks. I love this. Keep it coming. Expand
  6. LawrenceP
    Aug 17, 2004
    Average for this guy. His first is a near classic.
  7. vikvondoom
    Aug 15, 2004
    i've been a fan of the guy since Zev Love X days, and this is the first record of his with new material that feels like it was rushed out for cash. In fact he admits as much in the first line of the song, "dub it off ya man, don't spend that 10 bucks, i did it for the advance, the back end sucks" Expand

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