MF Doom - Wikipedia

Sad news out of the entertainment world. Rapper MF Doom, a British born artist who performed in a supervillain mask and started his rap career 30 years ago died on Oct. 31 of unknown causes, his wife announced exactly two months after his death. He was 49 years old. The rapper’s wife Jasmine made the announcement via an Instagram post. Born Daniel Dumile in London, Dumile moved with his family to New York as a child. Under the moniker Zev Love X, he co-founded the trio K.M.D. with his brother Dingilizwe, who was known as DJ Subroc. Dumile first made the Billboard charts as a member of K.M.D., which notched a pair of top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart in 1991: “Peachfuzz” and “Who Me?.” His brother’s April 1993 death in a car crash at age 19 caused Dumile to take a break from the industry before returning to rap in 1997 and adopting the MF Doom persona, modeled after Fantastic Four villain Doctor Doom. From then on, he always performed with his signature mask. Doom may be best known for the 2004 album “Madvillainy”, which was recorded under the duo name Madvillain alongside producer Madlib and marked Doom’s first appearance on the Billboard 200 chart upon its 2004 debut. “Madvillainy” was chosen as one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time, and the album’s 10th anniversary 2014 re-release returned to the Billboard 200 and peaked at No. 3 on Vinyl Albums. Another of his high profile collaborations was Danger Doom alongside DJ Danger Mouse on “The Mouse And The Mask”, which was made in conjunction with Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. Doom was also featured on the song “November Has Come.” The enigmatic artist released his last studio album “Born Like This” in 2009. More recently, Doom hit No. 1 on Heatseekers Albums in April 2018 with “Czarface Meets Metal Face”, alongside Czarface. The acts collaborated for a second top 10 on the chart, the EP “Man’s Worst Enemy”, the following month. No cause of death has been revealed. May he rest in peace.