The World Reacts to MF DOOMs Death

Q-Tip, El-P, Flying Lotus, Cadence Weapon, Backxwash and more have paid tribute

The World Reacts to MF DOOM's Death The World Reacts to MF DOOM's Death

Published Dec 31, 2020

Today, the world was shocked to learn that inimitable masked MC and producer
MF DOOM
passed away in October, and the late icon’s fans and contemporaries continue to share songs, stories and quotes in tribute online.

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.