Daniel Dumile (January 9, 1971 – October 31, 2020) was a British-American rapper and record producer. He was best known by his stage name MF Doom or simply Doom. He became a major figure of underground hip hop in the 2000s. He died of a heart attack at the age of 47 in London.
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Daniel Dumile (January 9, 1971 – October 31, 2020) was a British-American rapper and record producer. He was best known by his stage name MF Doom or simply Doom. He became a major figure of underground hip hop in the 2000s. Dumile was born in London and moved to Long Island, New York, at a young age. He formed the group KMD in 1988 with his younger brother DJ Subroc and another MC, Rodan. After his brother’s death, Dumile retreated from the hip hop scene. In his final years, he worked mostly in collaboration with various other rappers, including Danger Doom, Doomstarks, NehruvianDoom, and Czarface Meets Metal Face. He died of a heart attack at the age of 47 in London, where he lived with his wife and two children. He never gained American citizenship and was denied reentry in 2010 after returning from an international tour. He had taken on a new identity, MF Doom, after wearing a mask similar to that of Marvel Comics supervillain Doctor Doom on the cover of his 1999 debut solo album Operation: Doomsday. He released four solo studio albums, including the critically acclaimed Mm.. Food, and two collaborative albums, using the MF Doom moniker and the pseudonyms King Geedorah and Viktor Vaughn. His sixth and final solo album, Born Like This, was released in 2009. His final album, Madvillainy, was cited as Dumile’s magnum opus and a landmark album in hip hop.
He said he was conceived in the United States, and happened to be born inLondon because his mother was visiting family. He remained a British citizen, never gaining American citizenship, but said he had no memory of his London childhood and his parents had no affiliation with British cultural identity. He lived in Long Island and Atlanta, Georgia, and was a fan and collector of comic books. In the late 1990s, he left New York City and settled in Atlanta. In 1997 or 1998, he began freling incognito at open-mic events at the Nuyorican Café in Manhattan by putting tights over his head, obscuring his face, and obscuring the tights with his hand. In 2000, he released three singles on F.E.C.G. Records: ‘Emondo’, ‘Dead Bent’, and ‘Dead Bodies’ Dumile had taken up the identity of Doctor Doom and wore a mask that resembled that of the Marvel Comics superhero. He also performed under the stage name Zev Love X, performing under the name of “Doom” in the early 1990s. In 2004, he formed Madvillains with producer Madlib, and released the album “Madvillain” Dumile came up with the phrase ‘The Gas Face’ on a track, according to Pete Nice’s verse on the track, which he performed on. He performed the last verse on \”The Gas faces’ on the song.