The World Reacts to MF DOOM's Death
Q-Tip, El-P, Flying Lotus, Cadence Weapon, Backxwash and more have paid tribute
A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip called DOOM "your favorite MC's MC," while Lupe Fiasco recalled "wanting to be like him" in sharing one of his favourite DOOM bars.
Cadence Weapon shared how DOOM's 1999 solo debut, Operation: Doomsday, was a life-changing listen. "His impact on music might never be properly measured," he wrote. "He changed everything. He changed the way we rapped but he also changed how we all listened, what we listened for."
El-P recalled first meeting the artist in 1996 at a video shoot, not long after releasing his first single as MF DOOM. "Before that i was already a KMD fan but this was some next shit," El-P reflected. "I told him it sounded like he was a fallen angel. he said yeah that's pretty on point. we laughed then smoked cigarettes on the staircase and drank a little liquor. through the years we got to connect and hang a handful more. he was a cool motherfucker. he was a writers writer."
Find further tributes to MF DOOM from Backxwash, Tyler, the Creator, JPEGMAFIA, Black Milk, Westside Gunn, Bartees Strange, Deerhoof and more below.
RIP to another Giant your favorite MC's MC .. MF DOOM!!— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) December 31, 2020
Rest In Peace to a true pioneer. i hate hearing this. RIP MF DOOM. I'm hurt rn.— JPEGMAFIA (@darkskinmanson) December 31, 2020
A titan. Larger than life. His impact on music might never be properly measured. He changed everything. He changed the way we rapped but he also changed how we all listened, what we listened for. Hearing Operation: Doomsday as a kid changed my life. R.I.P. MF Doom pic.twitter.com/o3uqyPgqjT— Cadence Weapon (@cadenceweapon) December 31, 2020
"When they get to know us people dig us, leaders in the fights for equal rights for niggas..."— TAPE TAPE & HOUSE EP NOW PLAYING (@LupeFiasco) December 31, 2020
One of my favorite lines of all time. Wanted to be like him.
"Sit back and watch the world through the eyeholes in my oil paintings"
-LF Trying His Best To Be Like MF 🥲
How ironic is it the guy wearing the mask as a character most his life... dies on HALLOWEEN in the year we all had to wear masks.... smh Rest In Peace MF DOOM.— Statik Selektah (@StatikSelekt) December 31, 2020
"DOOM IS NO MAN'S SECOND CHOICE" REST IN POWER DR. MFDOOM.— *ONLY FOR DOLPHINS* (@ActionBronson) December 31, 2020
May Allah be please w our Brother MF DOOM. 🤲🏿— J A Y E L E C T R O N I C A (@JayElectronica) December 31, 2020
One of the greatest comebacks/second act stories in hip hop history. RIP to the villain MF DOOM.— Phonte (@phontigallo) December 31, 2020
LONG LIVE MF DOOM— Denzel Curry (@denzelcurry) December 31, 2020
The Boondocks really what put me on to Madvillain when I was a kid,— SABA (@sabaPIVOT) December 31, 2020
I'm super thankful @MFDOOM ❤️
The rarest of talents are the ones impossible to duplicate. There will never be another MF DOOM.— L'Orange (@LOrangeMusic) December 31, 2020
RIP DOOM pic.twitter.com/tCGuKMwxqi
mf doom was my first concert in 2004 (he was on tour with talib kweli)— Fat Tony (@fattonyrap) December 31, 2020
the first "underground" rapper i ever heard of. a friend sent me rhymes like dimes on AIM.
i'm gonna love his music forever r.i.p. huge influence on me and most rappers i knowhttps://t.co/78C4yGs7AN
MF DOOM FOREVER— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) December 31, 2020
He hold his heart when he tellin' rhymes— Bas (@Bas) December 31, 2020
When it's his time, I hope his soul go to Heaven
He nasty like the old time Old Number Seven - MF DOOM. RIP 🙏🏿
I dont even know what to say.— CHUCK INGLISH (@Chuckisdope) December 31, 2020
MF Doom leaving us today will never sit right with me.
Im just gon make beats and cry this out.
MF DOOM FOREVER 💔— Ev-Ah-Din-Sss (@Evidence) December 31, 2020
Rest In Peace to the great MF Doom. An true Artist who gifted us with eternal innovation and creativity. I was listening to KMD just the other day. Still mind blowing. To have lived in a time...— Zane Lowe (@zanelowe) December 31, 2020
RIP MF DOOM. "Fancy Clown", "All Caps", "Accordion", "Hoe Cakes", on repeat 🙏🏽— Skyzoo (@skyzoo) December 31, 2020
I'm really bummed about the MF Doom news. His talent, his gifts, his vision for himself all seemed so otherworldly. I'm glad we got him for as long as we did, and I'm thankful for how he chose to spend his time here with us.— Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) December 31, 2020
RIP MF DOOM. Sleep well mate. ❤️— Sleaford Mods (@sleafordmods) December 31, 2020
- the year really ending like this, so fucking wack man... R.I.P MF DOOM 😔— Black Milk (@black_milk) December 31, 2020
I wouldn't be in entertainment if it wasn't for you. You bond my son and I together. I will always play your music. RIP MFDOOM https://t.co/jB2kZlN7sK— Funch (@RonFunches) December 31, 2020
safe travels villain— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) December 31, 2020
MF Doom died? 😢 RIP to the greatest ever. One of my favorite artists of all time. King geedorah, Viktor Vaughn, Doom, RIP man.— Strange (@Bartees_Strange) December 31, 2020
All u ever needed in hip hop was this record. Sorted. Done. Give it to the fucking aliens pic.twitter.com/knqTs1Q1HV— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) December 31, 2020
RIP MF DOOM 🙏🏽— Cordae' (@cordae) December 31, 2020
THANK YOU MF DOOM!— James Fauntleroy (@fauntleroy) December 31, 2020
crushed we shall never again hear from Viktor Vaughn, King Geedorah, or MF DOOM— 𝔻𝕖𝕖𝕣𝕙𝕠𝕠𝕗 (@deerhoof) December 31, 2020
I can't believe it.... mf doom is gone. My heart hurts. One of the most influential rappers of our generation. 😭— T᷈O᷈K᷈iM᷈O᷈N᷈S᷈T᷈A᷈ (@TOKiMONSTA) December 31, 2020
RIP MF DOOM FOREVER AN IMMORTAL MC— Blake Anderson (@UncleBlazer) December 31, 2020