MF DOOM: Spell his name with ALL CAPS
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. Many rap scholars will be dissecting the meaning of Madvillainy, and other classics like Vaudeville Villain, Mm.. Food, and Take Me To Your Leader decades down the line. Today, I will be playing Doom's classic records throughout the day to commemorate his name. If you haven't heard his music before, you are in for a real treat! Please check out his records under all the aforementioned aliases, and remember to live each and every moment to the fullest.
Here is a link to Doom's official website where you can purchase his music.
Happy New Year everyone!