Update 21 (MF DOOM, Madlib, Danger Mouse, Ghostface Killah)

It's that time of day again! Update 21 is here.

Today is about Daniel Dumile better known by his most famous alias MF DOOM. Dumile used alot of names such as Viktor Vaughn, King Geedorah, Metal Fingers (collaborations:), Danger Doom (with Danger Mouse), Madvillain (with Madlib) and Dilla Ghost Doom (with J Dilla and Ghostface Killah)

Dumile was born in London, England in 1971. He and his parents then moved to New York and he was raised in Long Beach, New York. He started a Hip-Hop group with his younger brother and another MC in 1988. In 1993 his younger brother was killed in a car accident just before they would release their album Black Bastards. Dumile and his group were dropped by their label and Dumile stopped his Hip-Hop career.
In 1997 Dumile started freestyling at open-mic events.  Incognito as MF DOOM (MF = Metal Face or Metal Fingers, DOOM from the Marvel Comics super villain Doctor Doom, his mask is also based on this character) He also released some albums as MF DOOM. Operation: Doomsday for example.
Later he started using the name King Geedorah (various spellings) and worked together with the members of the Monsta Island Czars, each member would take a name from the Godzilla myth. They released three tracks. In 2003 he released a King Geedorah album called Take me to your leader and some of the tracks feature MF DOOM.
Later on in 2003 he released another album, this time under the name Viktor Vaughn (also a wordplay on the Doctor Doom character)
In 2004 MF DOOM grouped up with Madlib as Madvillain. They released the album Madvillainy, his first mainstream/commercial succes. Videos were made of the tracks All Caps, Accordion and Rhinestone Cowboy.
In 2005 MF DOOM grouped up with Danger Mouse as Danger Doom and released the album The Mouse and the Mask.
MF DOOM produced and collaborated alot with Wu Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah's and helped producing with two of Ghost's albums.
In 2005 DOOM and Ghost also began recording tracks over beats produced by J Dilla as Dilla Ghost Doom. The group never got to make an official album because of J Dilla's unfortunate death in 2006. 3 days before J Dilla's death he released as an instrumental album including the beats used by DOOM and Ghost.
Madvillain is at the moment busy working at their new album Paper Mill.
Alot of work to be expected from these excellent MC's!

MF DOOM - Monday Nite at the Fluid (Feat. Kurious)
King Geedorah (MF DOOM) - Fazers
Viktor Vaughn (MF DOOM) - Saliva
Madvillain (Madlib & MF DOOM) - Accordion
DangerDoom (Danger Mouse & MF DOOM) - A.T.H.F.
DangerDoom (Danger Mouse & MF DOOM) - The Mask ft. Ghostface
Dilla Ghost Doom - Murder Goons

24 opmerkingen:

  1. Great songs! I like the Madvillain Accordion song. Thanks for the info too.

  2. That's really interesting, I didn't know what MF actually stood for :P I love his songs too can't decide which I like best... guess I'll have to keep them on repeat for a few more hours.

  3. @Mauvaize Conscience
    Haha, I had a hard time selecting some good songs just because imo all of them are great! Especially today my shuffle has been on DOOM's albums for a LONG time :P

  4. Hm nice tracks, look forward to the upcoming album.

  5. Never heard of this guy before, i just looked up a few of his songs and i gotta say, not too shabby

  6. Love his shit! i got some of his stuff on vinyl!! yay,

  7. MF doom has the most badass mask, hands down.

  8. Sweet music man.
    They had black people in Sparta?

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