May 15, 2019
Daniel Dumile—also known as MF DOOM—has released albums under many different names. You’ll find records where he’s known as Zev Love X, King Geedorah/Ghidra, Viktor Vaughn, Metal Fingers, King Dumile, or just plain old DOOM.
What you won’t find is a record where he goes by his birth name, Daniel Dumile.
All of those identities create the character of MF DOOM—a mysterious smooth-talker, the “super-villain who loves children; one who is well skilled in destruction as well as building.” It’s why DOOM and his many characters have a cult following. Without all of those identities and records to back them up, DOOM would just be another rapper with cool beats. Instead, by telling a story through his characters, he has created a canon of music that keeps fans excited for what he might put forth next. All done while behind a mask, letting his creation speak for him.