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Interview with Doom Man – UK Rapper

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Doom Man

Local Harrow Rapper big in Europe and soon the UK!

Gino Morgan stage name Doom-Man aged 29 from Harrow, with and Jamaican parents, has been in the UK rap game for over ten years, and has many achievements to his name. He has performed with De La Soul, and has packed out venues in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Prague, France, Germany and even Poland where US rapper Jay-Z was performing last week.

Born at Park Royal Hospital in North West London, he resided in Stonebridge till the age of seven then moved to Perryvale, to eventually end up in Harrow, where he is continuing his journey to make it big in the UK as a rap star.

Doom-Man is well known at the local Petri Bar in Harrow where he has performed to a crowd no more than 50 on regular occasions, and has done so without wanting to gain profit from his fellow residents “I do it out of the love for music and that’s what has kept me going for so long.”

The Doom-Man has had his fair share of performances in the UK, Doom has been on BBC Radio1 on Ras Kwame’s show, performing at BBC’s Maida Vale studios, Doom also has a video on Channel U where he has a video to accompany his song “Have you any flows” with a tune based on the nursery rhyme Ba Ba Black Sheep; He also has a song with Harvey from So Solid Crew called “We ride”.

This upcoming UK artist definitely does have lyrics, and beats that all flow; surprisingly he has had more success in Europe than the UK. When asked why he thought this was he said “They love pure Hip-Hop out there, and they prefer the UK artists because we’re actually going out there to perform, whereas in the UK rap is more saturated with genres and has more of a diverse audience, so it’s a harder market to break, but not impossible, soon very soon.”

You may be wondering where the inspiration for the name came from, “I was a huge fantastic four fan and the idea of the Marvel characters really appealed to me.” So much so that in 2000 he and his brother “Punisha” came up with the idea to start a group called “Da Marvel” the concept derived from the well known Marvel superhero characters. “I liked the sound of Doom-Man because it represents my style of rap, dark, sinister, and serious sounding; I also liked the “man”, similar to artists Method man and Red Man both of whom have inspired me significantly.”

The comic character theme has allowed Doom to be more animated in his lyrics and this is obvious in a track called Superman “spit the flow like a locomotive train, no we’re not the same, here to lock the game.” The game he refers to is the rap game of course, and Doom-Man genuinely seems to be one of the upcoming stars in the game, with a unique storytelling style filled with energy, character, humour, charisma and although intricate at times, he still manages to articulate himself with a simple charm that everybody can understand.

Doom-Man has a variety of tracks, with an assortment of sounds utilized from many genres from hip hop, soul, classical, garage, grime, rock, and even reggae, with one track in particular sampling a Bob Marley track called Kaya (Getaway) which will be on Doom-Man’s upcoming album date still to be announced called Doomsday.

I asked what message the album was sending and what his message is for those in the UK, he says in his sinister voice “To those in the UK it’s time, time to do something before doomsday comes (he laughs), its about anything you want to do in your life, do it. Take opportunities, embrace your life, soak it all in, sleep with different cultures, and travel, you only have one life so enjoy it. It’s time for the UK artists like me to set the platform and to show the US that we have artists just as good as they do. Doomsday is my attempt at sending this message.” Keep an eye out for Doom-Man either at Petri Bar, or on radio or TV, he is set to make it big in the near future.

For more information on Doom-Man or to listen to his tracks visit:

www.myspace.com/doommanonline

Written by Raj

May 2, 2009 at 2:56 pm

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  1. Nice post Raj, did you get this printed in any newspapers or magazines?

    Amil Mohanan

    May 2, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    • Yes, another version of this article was published in a local newspaper called The Harrow Observer

      rajmehta19

      May 4, 2009 at 3:16 pm

  2. raj, i really like the article!!! very nice.

    shivani

    July 11, 2009 at 1:27 pm


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