MF Doom: Musicians React to Rapper’s Death

Following Thursday’s announcement of rapper MF Doom’s death on Oct. 31, musicians and industry professionals took to social media to remember his career. No cause of death was provided in a post written by his wife, only that the hip-hop artist had “transitioned.”

Brooklyn-based rapper Kota mourned his death, writing, “2020 had to do us dirty one more time. RIP MF Doom! May your sound inspire music forever!”

2020 had to do us dirty one more time. RIP MF DOOM! May your sound inspire music FOREVER! pic.twitter.com/QYsz2NV0Q0

— KOTA (@KotaTheFriend) December 31, 2020

Rapper Aminé, best known for his single “Caroline,” also remembered the late artist on Twitter.

RIP MF DOOM

— Aminé (@heyamine) December 31, 2020

Rapper Q-Tip celebrated MF Doom’s career, referring to him as “your favorite MC’s MCs.” “RIP to another Giant, your favorite MC’s MC… MF DOOM! Crushing news…,” he wrote.

RIP to another Giant your favorite MC’s MC .. MF DOOM!!
crushing news…

— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) December 31, 2020

Writer-comedian The Kid Mero also posted a photo of MF Doom.

♾ pic.twitter.com/RmAQDy12Pe

— THE KID MERO (@THEKIDMERO) December 31, 2020

Music streamer Tidal wrote on Twitter, “Thank you. Safe travels, MF Doom.”

Thank you.

SAFE TRAVELS, MF DOOM. pic.twitter.com/8LbRpoqFtj

— TIDAL (@TIDAL) December 31, 2020

“Watchmen” writer Cord Jefferson tweeted, “It felt special for one of the greatest artists alive to actively avoid the spotlight in a media landscape that’s increasingly reliant on endless self-promotion via as many channels as possible. RIP to MF Doom.”

It felt special for one of the greatest artists alive to actively avoid the spotlight in a media landscape that’s increasingly reliant on endless self-promotion via as many channels as possible. RIP to MF Doom

— Cord Jefferson (@cordjefferson) December 31, 2020

Tyler, the creator remembered his late friend, writing “Safe travels, villain.” XXL Magazine also recirculated an old video of Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt meeting MF Doom for the first time.

safe travels villain

— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) December 31, 2020

RIP MF DOOM THE SUPER MF VILLIAN 🤲🏾✨

— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) December 31, 2020

RIP MF DOOM FOREVER AN IMMORTAL MC

— Blake Anderson (@UncleBlazer) December 31, 2020

For some reason I felt like MF Doom could never die. Like a mythical creature or something.

— Solace (@Issa_GOLD) December 31, 2020

RIP pic.twitter.com/49OEBZ7mte

— Almost Home (@iunderachieve) December 31, 2020

RIP to the Metal Faced Terrorist, the gas faced arsonist, the inventor of a sub-genre, language, a style of color & animation. Hip-hop’s greatest villain. The last surviving rap myth, killing mics since the womb till now, where he returns to where his brother went. DOOM. All caps pic.twitter.com/ZWI9rdB4fh

— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) December 31, 2020

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