AMP version
news

"No Words": M.F. DOOM Dead At 49

Mysterious, mask-wearing rap star MF DOOM has reportedly died. According to the rapper's wife, Jasmine Dumile, DOOM (born Daniel Dumile) died on October 31st. His wife made his death public today (Dec. 31) via a post dedicated to Dumile on his Instagram page.

"To DumileThe greatest husband, father, teacher, student, business partner, lover and friend I could ever ask for. 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 LoveJasmineTransitioned October 31, 2020"

 

As news of DOOM's death spread, Hip-Hop luminaries reacted with shock and sadness. Tributes poured in across social media for MF DOOM, who began his career in the late 1980s as Zev Love X in the rap trio KMD. After the death of his brother Subroc, Dumile re-emerged almost a decade later as the mask-wearing lyrical virtuoso MF DOOM. He would spend the next two decades carving out a unique career as an independent rapper and producer known for reinvention and constant collaboration with peers such as Madlib and, most recently, the instrumental group BADBADNOTGOOD.  

"NO WORDS 😢" Pete Rock posted on Instagram. Frequent collaborator Ghostface wrote: "R.I.P To my Brother @mfdoom #speachless" 

You can read some of the reactions to news of MF DOOM's passing below. 

 

View this post on Instagram























A post shared by Questlove (@questlove)

View this post on Instagram























A post shared by Pete Rock (@realpeterock)

View this post on Instagram























A post shared by Talib Kweli (@talibkweli)

View this post on Instagram























A post shared by 9th Wonder (@9thwonder)

View this post on Instagram























A post shared by Tony Starks - Wu Tang - (@realghostfacekillah)

WHAT'S NEW

Virgil Abloh news

Virgil Abloh Dies of Cancer; Louis Vuitton and Off-White Designer Was 41

Rappers and royalty features

Down With the "King?" Why Media Needs To Stop Crowning a Rap Game "Ruler"

DMC and BIG K.O. new music

DMC To Release New Single "Ghetto Metal" Produced By BIG K.O.

A November 24, 1984 Hip-Hop flyer with Biz Markie, Jazz Joe, Barry B, and the Force MD's photo gallery

Peep These Classic Hip-Hop Flyers With Holiday Flavor