BIOGRAPHY MF Doom and facts

Published At: 02 January 2021 , 02:21 PM


MF Doom is one of the most mysterious and concurrently celebrated figures in the American underground. During his 20-year career, he has not lost popularity, and each of his releases claims to be a classic.

Back in 1988, together with his brother DJ Subroc and Onyx the Birthstone Kid, he founded the band KMD, then performing as Zev Love X. They were able to get a contract with Elektra and release the album “Mr. Hood ” in 1991. However, in 1993, DJ Subroc was hit by a car and died, the label immediately fired the team, and Daniel plunged into a deep depression for several years.

In 1997, drawing strength from the growing hatred of the music industry, Dumillet created a new image - MF Doom, and in 1999 his debut album Operation: Doomsday was released on Fondle Em Records. The release did not raise much money, but it became a cult following among the underground audience. In 2000, Doom recorded the “MF EP” with MF Grimm, and in 2003 he recorded three releases. Albums "Vaudeville Villain" and "Take Me To Your Leader" were released in solo format (under the pseudonyms Victor Vaughn and King Geedorah), and "Escape from Monsta Island! “  Was recorded with the band Monsta Island Czars. At the same time, already in the next 2004, the albums "Venomous Villain" and"Mm .. Food", the latter being considered one of Doom's best releases so far. Also in 2004 was released a joint album with MF Grimm "Special Herbs & Spices"  and a joint album with Madlib, entitled "Madvillainy". The releases caused such a surge in popularity that DOOM overtook many mainstream artists for a long time.

In 2005, Doom released DANGERDOOM with Danger Mouse and began recording another solo album. The release of "Born Like This" was released in 2009, and once again garnered critical praise. In 2012 he released “Key To The Kuffs” with Jneiro Jarel, and in 2014 he released the project “NehruvianDOOM” with the young artist Bishop Nehru. DOOM is currently rumored to be working on a collaborative album with Ghostface Killah.


  • Doom releases music on American labels and gives concerts in the United States, but he lives in London, where he was born, and he still does not have US citizenship;
  • MF Doom's vocabulary is one of the largest among hip-hop artists, also Dumillet uses the densest rhyming, sometimes rhyming up to 60% of the entire text;
  • Doom's debut album was funded by MF Grimm and recorded in his basement, but in the end, he received no royalties, which caused the beef between them in the mid-2000s;
  • Daniel often uses dummies and actors who give concerts instead of him, and because of the fiery mask, the real Doom can only be distinguished by his voice;
  • In public, MF Doom never removes his signature mask made from the helmet used in the film Gladiator;
  • Doom produces most of his albums on his own under the pseudonym Metal Fingers