Los Angeles (AP) – MF Doom, the masked rapper who stunned hip-hop fans and fellow musicians with his complicated wordplay, died at the age of 49.
The British-born rapper has rarely appeared in public in recent years without his signature mask, similar to the Marvel Comics villain Doctor Doom. His death was confirmed on Thursday by Dom’s representative, Richie Abbott. Yasmine Dumail said in a statement that her husband – whose real name is Daniel Domel – passed away on October 31.
The cause of death was not revealed.
Yasmine Dmail posted a photo of the rapper and a sincere message on His Instagram page e. She called him the “greatest husband” and the father and thanked him for showing her how she was not “afraid of love.”
And she wrote: “Thank you for teaching me how to forgive human beings and for giving another chance, so that I will not be quick to judge and write off.” “My world wouldn’t be the same without you.”
Dumail was born in London and raised in New York. He started his rap career in the late 1980s under the name Zev Love X as part of the KMD group, which included his younger brother DJ Subroc.
The band released two albums: “Mr. Hood “in 1991 and” Black Rascals “two years later .. Subroc died shortly before the release of the second album.
Retreating from the public eye, Dumile made a comeback in the late 1990s as MF Doom. In 1999, he released his self-produced debut album, Operation: Doomsday.
Dumile has released six studio albums under various names, including King Geedorah and Viktor Vaughn. Collaborated with producer Madlib on his 2004 album Madvillainy, which was considered his most famous release.
Dumell’s last solo album, “Born Like This” was released in 2009. His latest album in 2018 was in association with Czarface: “Czarface Meets Metal Face”.
Damel’s death, three years after the death of his 14-year-old son, shocked the hip-hop world. “Someone has stabbed all my chakras,” rapper Varois Munch wrote on Instagram. “I’m angry. I scream and cry.”
“RIP to another giant of your favorite MC .. MF DOOM !! Witch news …”, producer and rapper Q-Tip wrote on social media.
Music Industry CEO Dante Ross, who signed with KMD on its first record deal, said, “Dommel’s life force was a metaphor for the black men of this world. You took all the (bad things) your way around and created beautiful art with it. Tragedy was your fuel to recreate it. Innovation. ”
Behind the mask plays was a technically skilled lyric poet. With a monotone that concealed deceptively complex lyrics and rhyme schemes, Doom has evolved into a word maker admired by major hip hop composers. Each verse may require multiple listening processes to decode the hidden or multiple meanings of the words.
In an interview last year with Spin magazine, Dumille compared his songwriting to “gymnastics on paper” and achieved “triple-word scores” in Scrabble.
“How many words are there repeated in one or two bars? How many syllables can you use that still make sense in the song?” Dameel said. “The quality of the word rhyme: phonetically, how the tone is, in the pronunciation of the word. Regardless of the language … as long as the word itself rhymes, you can still get points for that word. … How many references can you skip and still be on the topic Still the rhyme? The more complex the topic and wordplay, this is where you get your points. I’m Reimer, so I go get the points. ”