MF Doom


MF Doom was born in London, England, United Kingdom on July 13th, 1971 and is the Rapper. At the age of 49, MF Doom biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, songs, and networth are available.

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Daniel Dumile, MF Doom, Zev Love X, King Geedorah, King Ghidra, Viktor Vaughn, Metal Fingers, King Dumile, DOOM, Metal Face
Date of Birth
July 13, 1971
United States, United Kingdom
Place of Birth
London, England, United Kingdom
Death Date
Oct 31, 2020 (age 49)
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Musician, Rapper, Singer
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MF Doom Life

Daniel Dumile (born July 13, 1971), better known by various stage names, most notably MF Doom (often stylized MF DOOM), is a British rapper, singer, and record producer who was born in Long Island, New York.

Dumile has performed many stage names in his career, including his "super villain" stage persona and a rhyme-dense, lyrical style.

On the front of the 1999 album Operation: Doomsday, MF DOOM's mask, which is similar to that of Marvel Comics supervillain Doctor Doom, is depicted rapping.

MF DOOM has participated in various collaborative projects, including Madlib (with Madlib), Danger Doom (with Danger Mouse), Doomstarks (with Jneiro Jarel), NehruvianDoom (with Bishop Nehru), and Czarface Meets Metal Face (with Czarface).

Early life

Dumile was born in Hounslow, London, on July 13, 1971, the son of a Trinidadian mother and Zimbabwean father. He was born in the United States and died in London because his mother was visiting relatives. Dumile and his family immigrated to Long Island, New York, as a child; he grew up in Long Beach, New York. He had no recall of his London youth, and his parents had no affiliation with British culture. However, he remained a British citizen, never seeking American citizenship.

After third grade, Dumile started DJing in the summer. As a child, he was a fan and collector of comic books, and earned the name "Doom" (a phonetic play on the word Dumile) among friends and family.

Personal life

Dumile's worldview was influenced by Islam and the Afrocentrism espoused by African-American Muslims. In the Five-Percent Country, a Muslim country influenced by Islam, his parents raised him and his brother as Muslims. Dumile's father aided him in learning about pan-African history, including historical figures such as Marcus Garvey and Elijah Muhammad—lessons who later sought to pass on to his peers. Dumile and the other members of KMD were identified as a member of the Ansaar Allah community, later identified as the Nuwaubian Nation. In an early interview, the members of KMD trumpeted a religious message based on tenets of Nuwaubianism, which Dumile distinguished from Five-Percent beliefs. Dumile and the other KMD members wear kufi caps in the music video for "Peachfuzz." Despite being no longer strictly religious, Dumile continued to participate in Nuwaubian activities, such as the Savior's Day celebration at the Tama-Re compound in Georgia, where he had a positive view of the area.

Dumile was married to Jasmine Dumile for a brief time until his death in October 2020. According to reports, the couple had two children, one of whom was a son named Malachi. Malachi died in late 2017 from unspecified causes, with Dumile expressing appreciation on social media.

After finishing a European tour, Dumile was refused admission to the United States in late 2010. Despite living in the United States for the bulk of his life, he never became a naturalized citizen. He had previously refused to leave the United States before, but the tour had only been a second international tour—but he had obtained a British passport before heading to the tour. Based on his long-term residence and family connections, he had hoped to obtain reentry. The refusal of reentry brought Dumile and three children apart, and for nearly two years, he only saw them on television calls or during their brief visits to the United Kingdom. When his family immigrated to London in 2012, he was reunited with his family. "Done with the United States" in the same year as the previous one. King Malachi Ezekiel Dumile, Dumile's 14-year-old son, died in December 2017.


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As Zev Love X, Dumile formed the hip hop band KMD in 1988 with his younger brother DJ Subroc and Rodan, who were later replaced by Onyx the Birthstone Kid. Dante Ross, an A&R representative, learned of KMD through the hip hop band 3rd Bass and signed the artist to Elektra Records. On The Cactus Album, 3rd Bass's "The Gas Face" was their debut on the Cactus Album, followed in 1991 by their debut album Mr.. Hood is a product of the United States. The last verse on "The Gas Face" was performed by Dumile; Pete Nice's verse on the subject, Dumile invented the term.

Black Bastards, another KMD album, was struck by a car and killed while crossing the Long Island Expressway on April 23, 1993. Over the course of many months, Dumile produced the album alone, with a publication date of May 3, 1994. Elektra and the album went unreleased due to the album's unpopular cover art, which included a cartoon of a stereotypical pickanny or sambo character.

Dumile retreated from the hip hop scene from 1994 to 1997, walking the streets of Manhattan, sleeping on benches after his brother's death. He arrived in Atlanta in the late 1990s; he had migrated to Georgia in the mid-90s. In a series of interviews with Dumile, he was "recovering from his wounds" and spouting revenge "against the industry that had so poorly treated him." By that time, black Bastards had been bootlegging, but not until 2000 that they were officially released.

Dumile began freestyling incognito at open-mic functions at the Nuyorican Poets Café in Manhattan in 1997 or 1998, obscuring his visage by wearing tights over his head. With a mask reminiscent of Marvel Comics supervillain Doctor Doom, he turned this into a new name, MF Doom. Maximus from the 2000 film Gladiator, he later used a mask based on the character.

Fondle 'Em Records' Bobbito Garcia released Operation: Doomsday, Dumile's first full-length LP as MF Doomsday in 1999. On Operation: Doomsday by Dumile's collaborators, the Monsta Island Czars group, included fellow artists, for which each artist took on the appearance of a monster from the Godzilla films. Dumile used the alias "King Geedorah," a three-headed golden dragon space monster modeled after King Ghidorah. The album's films included Fantastic Four cartoons. "Doom's flow is muddy, nowhere near the sprightly rhymes of KMD's early days," Jon Caramanica outlined in a review of Operation: Doomsday for Spin": "Doom's Flow as Zev Love X in KMD and his revised approach as a solo artist." Operation: Doomsday, Caramanica revisited Operation: Doomsday in The New York Times in 2021, describing it as "one of the most idiosyncratic hip-hop albums of the 1990s and one of the decade's most influential hip-hop albums." In a review for AllMusic, Cyril Cordor characterized Operation: Doomsday as Dumile's "most" lyrical effort.

Under the pseudonym Metal Fingers, Dumile began releasing his Special Herbs instrumentals collection in 2001. In a review of a 2011 box set containing ten volumes of the Special Herbs series, Pitchfork found that the instrumentals can walk on their own without vocal tracks: "the majority of these songs sound 'finished,' even in rhyme-less form."

Under his King Geedorah moniker, Dumile recorded the album Taking Me to Your Leader in 2003. Mark Martelli compared Taking Me to Your Leader to a concept album in Pitchfork, noting that it lays out the "mythos" of the eponymous King Geedorah. Martelli lauded the album, particularly tracks like "One Smart Nigger" which, in his view, were superior to other artists' attempts at political hip hop. The truth is that in a brief notice for a 2013 reissue of Take Me to Your Leader, it was "arguably the most cinematic" of Dumile's albums from the beginning of the 21st century.

Dumile published the LP Valiant Villain under the moniker Viktor Vaughn (another play on Doctor Doom, who is also known as Victor von Doom). Viktor Vaughn's persona was dubbed "a time traveler" by NME. Pitchfork named Vain as the best new album of the week and emphasized the lyricism in this review, claiming that Dumile was one of the best writers in rap.

Dumile's breakthrough came in 2004 with the album Madvillainy, which was produced by producer Madlib under the brand name Madvillain. They recorded the album in a series of sessions two years before it was released on March 23, 2004. Madvillainy was a critical and commercial success, and has since been dubbed Dumile's masterpiece.

Dumile also published VV:2, a follow-up LP under Viktor Vaughn's moniker in 2004. In The A.V., Nathan Rabin mentioned it. Club VV:2, which came as it did after Madvillainy's commercial and critical success, was an unusual career choice for Dumile, whereby he went "deeper underground" rather than embracing wider fame.

Rhymesayers Entertainment released their second MF Doom album Mm..Food later this year. Pitchfork gave the album a glowing review. Nathan Rabin called it a "crazy pastiche," but it turned more cohesive after repeated listening.

Despite being still an independent musician, Dumile took a bigger leap towards the mainstream in 2005 with The Mouse and the Mask, a project with producer DJ Danger Mouse under the name Danger Doom. The album, which was released on October 11, 2005 by Epitaph and Lex, was released in collaboration with Cartoon Network's Adult Swim and featured voice actors and characters from its collections (mostly Aqua Teen Hunger Force). On the Billboard 200, the Mouse and the Mask debuted at #41. Chris Vognar, a hip hop commentator, argued that "Doom and Danger exemplify an absurdist trend in recent independent hip-hop, encouraging a tipid attitude toward the unknown without wearing a heavy coat of irony." Dumile appeared on the second Gorillaz album, Demon Days, in the same year.

Both of Ghostface Killah's albums, Fishscale and More Fish, were produced by Dumile. Ghostface Killah revealed in February 2013 that he and Dumile were in the process of selecting tracks for a joint album. Ghostface Killah revealed that the album, Swift & Changeable, would be released in 2016, and then revealed promotional artwork for the collaboration. It hasn't been announced.

Born Like This was first released on Lex Records on March 24, 2009. In the United States, Dumile's debut solo album reached the top charts. Nate Patrin's book Pitchfork portrayed the album as a return to form for Dumile after a period of poor output. Dumile's lyrics and flow—a tense rasp that has subtly gotten marginally more ragged and intense," he said, were darker than on earlier records. He also discussed the overtly homophobic "Batty Boyz," a snarky attack on unidentified rappers. Born Like This was also seen as hearkening back to Dumile's earlier work, according to Steve Yates, who wrote about the album in The Guardian. "His scalpel-tongued, scatter-mouthed best," Yates said of Dumile. Both Patrin and Yates discussed Charles Bukowski's influence on Born Like This: Bukowski's poem "Dinosauria, We" gets the album's first line.

Dumile's EP Gazzillion Ear on Lex, a collection of remixes of Born Like This's "Gazzillion Ear" from Born Like This that featured a remix by Thom Yorke and two remixes by Jneiro Jarel, was released in early 2010. Kanye West's voicemail greeting was included in a Madvillain remix, which was released online. The EP appeared on Dumile's first appearance outside of North America. On March 5, 2010, Lex and Sónar presented the first Doom show in London at the Roundhouse in Camden. Expektoration, Dumile's second live album, was released on September 14, 2010, according to Gold Dust. Pitchfork wrote an article on Expektoration that Dumile's live appearance was much more upbeat than on his albums, which it described as "laidback" by comparison.

Dumile was refused admission to the United States after completing his European tour. In 2010, he immigrated to the United Kingdom. On August 20, 2012, the Kuffs, a project created in collaboration with musician Jneiro Jarel, was announced, as JJ Doom, and Boston Fielder. Pitchfork and Fact emphasized the fact that Key to the Kuffs in Pitchfork and Fact highlighted Dumile's "exile" in the United Kingdom, while Resident Advisor highlighted the company's assault on Britishisms in the same vein as "Guv'nor."

On October 7, 2014, NehruvianDoom, Dumile's joint venture with rapper Bishop Nehru, was announced. Dumile recorded all of the tracks on NehruvianDoom, often using beats developed in the Special Herbs series; vocals are largely Nehru's, with some contributions from Dumile. The album was Nehru's first major label debut. Critics emphasized Nehru's comparative youth (he was still in his teens when the album was released) and the resulting artistic performance on the album, especially considering the brevity of the album's brevity, which was only visible for over 30 minutes. Dumile's contributions were also limited: Pitchfork wrote that he often appeared on "autopilot"; XXL said that neither he nor Nehru were able to "push the envelope."

Adult Swim's Doom collection, The Missing Notebook Rhymes, would consist of songs from his forthcoming projects and featured appearances on other artists' songs. Over the course of 15 weeks, the Adult Swim website would debut one new song per week. However, the deal was cancelled in September after only seven tracks were released.

"Nautical Depth," the first single from Dumile and Czarface's joint album Czarface Meets Metal Face, appeared in February 2018. The album was released on March 30, 2018. Mehan Jayasuriya's "first razor-sharp lyricism" compared verses by Open Mike Eagle to Dumile's, but he did not expect that Dumile's contribution to "Nautical Depth" was positively compared in a lukewarm analysis. In "Captain Crunch," Ben Beaumont-Thomas, who was more positive, was lauding Dumile's "stoner survival" who was "Captain Crunch" for the first time.

Dumile's musical output in the first three years of his life was limited to one-off guest appearances on other artists' tracks, mainly because of the album's Czarface. Two songs for Grand Theft Auto Online, "Lunch Break" with Flying Lotus; and "The Chocolate Conquistadors," with BadBadNotGood; and "The Chocolate Conquistadors," for the game's content update The Cayo Perpetual Heist, included appearances on two songs. Flying Lotus revealed that they had been working on an EP shortly after Dumile's death was announced. Having been completed in early 2020 but then postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dumile's second collaborative album with Czarface and first posthumous release, Super What?, was released in May 2021.


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