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MF Doom Dead: Rapper Was 49


#Daniel #Dumile, best know as the rapper and producer MF #Doom, died on #October 31, his wife announced on the artist’s #Instagram page on #Thursday afternoon. #He was 49.

“To #Dumile. The greatest husband, father, teacher, student, business partner, lover and friend I could ever ask for,” his wife wrote. “Thank you for all the things you have shown, taught and given to me, our children and our family. #Thank you for teaching me how to forgive beings and give another chance, not to be so quick to judge and write off. #Thank you for showing how not to be afraid to love and be the best person I could ever be. #My world will never be the same without you. #Words will never express what you and #Malachi mean to me, I love both and adore you always. #May THE ALL continue to bless you, our family and the planet. #All my #Love, #Jasmine.”

#No cause of death was provided, only that MF #Doom had “transitioned” on #October 31.

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#One of the most celebrated, unpredictable and enigmatic figures in independent hip-hop, #Dumile was born in #London, but relocated to #New #York #City as a child. #He began his music career under the name #Zev #Lov X as part of the trio K.M.D. alongside his brother DJ #Subroc, and the group had a minor hit in the early 1990s. #After #Subroc was killed in a car accident in 1993, the group disbanded, and #Dumile retreated from public view, only to reemerge toward the end of the decade with a new name and an extravagant new persona.

#Now calling himself MF #Doom and wearing a metal mask inspired by the #Marvel #Comics villain #Dr. #Doom, #Dumile released “Operation: #Doomsday” in 1999. #Produced by #Dumile himself under the pseudonym #Metal #Fingers, the album couldn’t have been more out of step with hip-hop’s mainstream; featuring #Dumile’s signature plainspoken flow and head-spinning volleys of intricate internal rhymes, off-the-wall cultural references and non-sequiturs, the album gained him a sizable cult following.

#Dumile’s career was anything but straightforward, and he followed up the notoriety gained through “Doomsday” with a flurry of collaborations, instrumental releases and projects under the alternate alias #Viktor #Vaughn. #His aligned with the influential #Minneapolis label #Rhymesayers for his second album as #Doom, “Mm…#Food,” in late 2004, but it was another project from earlier that year that truly established him among the uppermost ranks of independent hip-hop figures. #Released via the #Highland #Park indie #Stones #Throw, “Madvillainy” united #Dumile with #California producer #Madlib, with whom he established an uncanny chemistry. #By turns cerebral and goofy, drugged-out and lucid, the album offered heady, jagged-edged collages of jazz samples and obscure film dialogue, while #Doom’s rhymes were as absurd, inventive, hilarious and endlessly quotable as ever. The album saw #Dumile enter the lower rungs of the #Billboard top 200 album chart, and brought with it substantial press attention and praise from some of the biggest names in hip-hop.

The following year, #Dumile returned to the charts — this time breaking into the top 50 — via a collaboration with producer #Danger #Mouse, dubbed “The #Mouse and the #Mask.” #Dumile’s subsequent recording career was characteristically erratic, releasing plenty of unexpected projects (including repeat work with #Cartoon #Network’s #Adult #Swim), while other long-rumored collaborations (particularly a joint album with the #Wu-Tang #Clan’s #Ghostface #Killah) failed to materialize. #Never seen in public without his metal mask, #Dumile became notorious for sometimes sending masked impostors to lip-sync in his stead at concerts; asked about this habit by #Rolling #Stone, he explained, “everything we do is villain-style.”

#His last full album as #Doom (having since dropped the MF) was released in 2009 — titled “Born #Like #This,” it featured production from #Madlib as well as the late J #Dilla, and saw #Dumile break into the album charts for the first time as a solo artist.





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https://variety.com/2020/music/obituaries-people-news/mf-doom-dead-rapper-1234877295/

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