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From Lupe Fiasco to Open Mike Eagle, Rappers Have Been Honoring MF DOOM with Tribute Freestyles
In the wake of the untimely passing of MF DOOM, rappers have begun sharing their audio tributes to the masked villain.
On New Year's Eve, the hip-hop community was shattered by the sudden news of the death of the legendaryMF DOOM. The late rapper's wife, Jasmine, announced that DOOM died on October 31st, 2020. Since receiving the news, tributes have poured in from fans to rappers who worked with the masked villain himself.
What's been really inspiring is seeing rappers do their own mini DOOM tributes. These tributes have been a mix of rappers doing freestyles where they imitate DOOM's whimsical style and covers of some the legendary rapper's most iconic songs.
From Yasiin Bey to Open Mike Eagle, here are how rappers are honoring the great MF DOOM.
Yasiin Bey posted a video covering DOOM's "All Caps" from 2014.
Lupe Fiasco recorded a DOOM-inspired freestyle for Twitter.
"I learned so much from you about the art of rapping," Lupe wrote, "and analyzed you for years as recently as a few days ago. I wish I could've met you to tell you that."
\u201cThanx DOOM...I learned so much from you about the art of rapping. Studied and analyzed you for years as recently as a few days ago. I wish I could\u2019ve met you to tell you that. \u2764\ufe0f\ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffe...here\u2019s some raps...rest easy...Amin...\u201d— \u201cDRILL MUSIC IN ZION\u201d Out Now! (@\u201cDRILL MUSIC IN ZION\u201d Out Now!) 1609466291
Open Mike Eagle
Open Mike Eagle, who recorded two tracks with DOOM, shared a special freestyle in honor of the super villain. In the track, he reminisces on a framed picture of DOOM he has hanging in his living room. Through the course of the freestyle, Mike realizes the art actually features an imposter DOOM.
On Friday, Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman (who rap together under the stage name Lice) came together to drop "Ask Anyone," a tribute over the "Datura Stramonium" instrumental. The track originally appears on MF DOOM's Special Herbs 9 & 0.
Rappers, keep your MF DOOM tributes coming!