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.
"Hey!" by MF DOOM
"Gazzillion Ear" (feat. J Dilla) by MF DOOM
"Stanley Ipkiss" by Wally Thrasher (aka Jukstapose)
"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
Show music Courtesy of Traum Diggs:
"The Cost (Intro)" by Traum Diggs
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 .
Dr. Mickey Hess is Professor of English at Rider University and the author of A Guest in the House of Hip-Hop: How Rap Music Taught a Kid from Kentucky What a White Ally Should Be. With rapper and producer Buddha Monk, Mickey co-authored The Dirty Version: On Stage, in the Studio, and in the Streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard. His other books include Big Wheel at the Cracker Factory; Is Hip-Hop Dead? The Past, Present, and Future of America’s Most Wanted Music; and the edited collections Icons of Hip-Hop and Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide.