The Mouse and the Mask
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Studio album by Danger Doom


October 11, 2005


November 2004 - September 2005


Chapter One Studios
(Los Angeles, CA)
Poyel Studios
(Los Angeles, CA)


Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Underground hip hop, Conscious hip hop




Epitaph Records


Jason DeMarco (exec.), Danger Mouse

The Mouse and the Mask is the debut studio album by American Hip hop duo Danger Doom, a collaboration between MF DOOM and Danger Mouse. It was released in October 11, 2005 under Epitaph Records. Recording sessions took place at Chapter One Studios and Poyel Studios in Los Angeles from November 2004 to September 2005. The production was handled entirely by Danger Mouse. It features guest appearances by Ghostface Killah, Talib Kweli and Cee-Lo Green (of Goodie Mob).

The album peaked at #42 on the Billboard 200 chart, #31 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #2 on the Top Independent Albums chart. The Mouse and the Mask spawned the singles: "Sofa King", "Old School" and "A.T.H.F."

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "El Chupa Nibre" - 2:40
  2. "Sofa King" - 2:57
  3. "The Mask" (feat. Ghostface Killah) - 3:12
  4. "Perfect Hair" - 2:03
  5. "Benzie Box" (feat. Cee-Lo Green) - 3:00
  6. "Old School" (feat. Talib Kweli) - 2:40
  7. "A.T.H.F." - 3:03
  8. "Basket Case" - 2:35
  9. "No Names (Black Debbie)" - 3:07
  10. "Crosshairs" - 2:27
  11. "Mince Meat" - 2:33
  12. "Vats of Urine" - 1:48
  13. "Space Ho's" - 3:29
  14. "Bada Bing" - 4:35

Samples[edit | edit source]

El Chupa Nibre

  • "Time Out for Tears" by Chris Connor

Sofa King

  • "Chamber Pop" by Don Harper

The Mask

  • "If You Only Had the Time" by The Nova Local
  • "Sadness Theme" by Franco Micalizzi
  • "Rhythm's Dealer" by Ted Atking and His Orchestra

Perfect Hair

  • "Take Heart" by Geoff Bastow

Old School

  • "Funky Fanfare" by Keith Mansfield
  • "Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse)" by Run-D.M.C.


  • "Midnight Theme" by Manzel
  • "Next Episode" by Richard Demaria
  • "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Theme" by Schoolly D

Basket Case

  • "Misty Canyon" by Sven Libaek

No Names (Black Debbie)

  • "Light 6" by Herbie Flowers and Barry Morgan
  • "Eleanor Rigby" by Vanilla Fudge


  • "Thoughtful Popper" by Don Harper

Mince Meat

  • "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by The Fireballs
  • "Tabu" by Percy Faith & His Orchestra

Vats of Urine

  • "Girl on the Subway" by Cherry People

Space Ho's

  • "Rainmaker" by Harry Nilsson
  • "Morning Broadway" by Keith Mansfield

Bada Bing

  • "Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon
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