â€œNo one knew me until I put on the mask.â€
Well, not exactly. I was a fan of MF Doom aka Zev Love X aka Daniel Dumile since the days he was cameo-ing on 3rd Bassâ€™s â€œThe Gas Face.â€
I stayed listening to him during the ups and downs of KMDâ€™s career and while other artists might have hung it up after that groupâ€™s unceremonious end at the hands of Electra, Zev Love transformed into MF Doom and created one of the greatest second acts in hip-hop history.
Itâ€™s hard to believe that he died so young (except that weâ€™ve so many die too young, least of all this year). RIP to MF Doom. RIP to Subroc. Hope the two of yaâ€™ll are staying a positive kause in a much damaged society, wherever the two of you are now.