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According to sources close to the legendary rapper/producer MF DOOM, he died on 10/31/20. His family has chosen to keep this news private until now, and the cause of death has yet to be disclosed.Below is a screenshot of the heartfelt dedication from Doom's Instagram account posted by his wife Jasmine. I am completely gutted, and am hardly able to string words together for this post. Doom's material throughout the early years as Zev Love X with KMD, to the last two decades spent with the alter egos of MF Doom, King Geedorah, Viktor Vaughan and Metal Fingers has thoroughly enriched my life. Madvillainy , his unprecedented collaboration with Madlib in 2004, will go down as one of the best records in the history of hip-hop. Doom's style is difficult to pinpoint, as he was able to rap fast with a slow, booming baritone, while delivering his lines in a cadence that was like no other before him. He made what he was doing seem effortless, but he was undoubtedly giving it his all.
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It’s once again that time of year where I normally find myself frantically scrolling through everyone’s “Best albums of the year” lists as I tirelessly work to compile my own year-end list. However, this year I decided to abstain from looking at year end lists completely in favor of compiling my list from what I had already discovered on my own throughout the year via blogs, Bandcamp, Tidal, etc. By doing this, I feel that my list will be more representative of my daily listening, and I can hone in on the albums that truly meant a great deal to me in 2020. Also, I won’t continue to second guess my choices as I uncover more gems that had flown under my radar to this point, and the stress and overwhelm of making a perfect list will no longer be present. With that said, I welcome all of you to sound off in the comments about any records that you feel should have been on my list. 2020 has taken us on a crazy ride that was seemingly never going to end, but the artists have spoke