A Tribute to MF DOOM

The masked supervillain MC known as MF DOOM aka Zev Love X, King Geedorah and Viktor Vaughn died on October 31, 2020. David asks Mickey, who years ago  published the first academic article on DOOM, to take listeners through the story of the man, the myth, and the mask. Includes never before heard audio from Count Bass D on working with DOOM.

Featured audio clips:
"Hey!" by MF DOOM

"Gazzillion Ear" (feat. J Dilla) by MF DOOM

"Stanley Ipkiss" by Wally Thrasher (aka Jukstapose)

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Additional Resources:
"Metal Faces, Rap Masks: Identity and Resistance in Hip Hop's Persona Artist" by Mickey Hess. Popular Music and Society, 28:3, 297-311, July 2005.

Official MF DOOM merchandise site:  gasdrawls.com

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Show music Courtesy of Traum Diggs:
"The Cost (Intro)" by Traum Diggs

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David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing correspondent features for print and online publications and has participated in conferences and panels at several colleges and universities including Rider University and SUNY- Rockland. He has also contributed chapters in Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide; Expressive Writing: Classroom and Community; and St. James Encyclopedia of Hip-Hop Culture. His independent album releases include Jazz Hop, Major Journalism, and Jazz Hop II.   A more complete discography is available at traumdiggs.com .

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