Daniel Dumile's (aka MF DOOM) wife announced on instagram that the rapper passed away on October 31st at the age of 49, cause of death has not been shared.
DOOM got his start in the late 80s in the group KMD but after the death of his brother he took an extended break from music. When he returned he adopted his supervillain persona, never being seen without his signature metal mask, frequently changing his stage name and often working on collaborative projects including The Mouse and the Mask with Danger Mouse and the cult classic Madvillainy with Madlib. Most recently he collaborated with Czarface(Inspectah Deck, 7L & Esoteric) on the album Czarface Meets Metal Face in 2018.
RIP to another Giant your favorite MC’s MC .. MF DOOM!!— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) December 31, 2020
One of the greatest comebacks/second act stories in hip hop history. RIP to the villain MF DOOM.— Phonte (@phontigallo) December 31, 2020
REST IN PEACE MF DOOM. Pioneer, poet, mad scientist, supervillain. One of a kind. Thank you for what you gave us.— Riz Ahmed (@rizwanahmed) December 31, 2020
Listening to Victor Vaughn’s “Let Me Watch” in honor of the genius who was MF Doom. A true legend and one of my favorite artists.— Paul Banks (@bankspaulbanks) January 1, 2021
Next I’m going to listen to “Potholderz.”
Songs I’ve listened to a thousand times.
Thank you and farewell to a genius, a Madvillain, Mf Doom. RIP
2020 just had to take that one final swipe at us. MF DOOM was truly one of the greats. https://t.co/gXOPZuwxk7— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 31, 2020
safe travels villain— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) December 31, 2020
Thanx DOOM...I learned so much from you about the art of rapping. Studied and analyzed you for years as recently as a few days ago. I wish I could’ve met you to tell you that. ❤️🙏🏾...here’s some raps...rest easy...Amin... pic.twitter.com/1njyEArfzT— TAPE TAPE & HOUSE EP NOW PLAYING (@LupeFiasco) January 1, 2021
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I am UPSET. His output from 2003-2005 is just unreal