“After Doom got his check [from Elektra], he looked at it and said, ‘Yo, I should get dropped more often. This is more money than I’ve ever gotten in the music game.’ I know he must have been devastated, but he didn’t seem like it. He was almost Zen-like. I didn’t see him much after that.” – Dante Ross
The article also mentions a spoken word album from ex-Last Poet Gylan Kain that was heavily sampled on Black Bastards. The Blue Guerilla, released in 1970 on Juggernaut Records, is a powerful piece of proto-hip hop that features Kain’s manic, stream-of-consciousness vocals over soul, blues and avant-garde jazz. We’ve linked both albums below.