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Shadows of Tomorrow: Shaquan Young's First MF DOOM Interview In A Major Mainstream Publication (The Source, MAR 2001 #138)

SOURCE: Attila Steele (Shaquan Young) Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. "Shaquan Young is my real name. I met Daniel Dumile in October, 2000 (when I was 22-years-old,) as he had just transitioned from Fondle 'em Records to Sub Verse Music. At the time, my editor at The Source, Aliyah S. King, had no clue who MF DOOM was. Very few people, outside of devout Hip-Hop heads who listen

Shadows of Tomorrow: billy woods & ceschi DJ Mo Nilkz Re-ups 2016 MO DOOM - AN MF DOOM MIX BY MO NIKLZ (MF DOOM Tribute)

Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. "MF DOOM is easily the most inspirational act in Indie Hip-Hop. His voice, flow, production, character development, story-telling, and his ability to piece a cohesive album together were all extraordinary. Even in the early 90's in his KMD days, he was way ahead of his time. Going from a bright-eyed youth in his high school/KMD days—who wouldn

Shadows of Tomorrow: NJ Producer iLL-Omega Shares DOOM Remix EP OMEGADOOM (MF DOOM Tribute)

CREDIT: Evan Minis (@mullusk_collage) Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. OMEGADOOM by OMEGADOOM "I made the album in 24 [hours] right after I heard he passed. All original beats made [in the] same day, minus an old remix ("2 Stings") on my other remix album, A.O.D. (Age of Destruction.) I've been a fan since one of my best friends told me about him late one night on the

Controller 7's 2020 Release Wrap-up for Couch, Tommy & Richie Present: "Billy" & exhale01 (The Witzard Interview)

CREDIT: Greg Gardner (SOURCE: Buenaventura Records) Controller 7 is a Berkeley, California-based producer, who makes self-described "beats, mostly sample-based cut-and-paste type stuff." C7 spent his early years spinning G.I. Joes off of his Sesame Street record player, playing in the mud, and falling face first off his bike. After spending some quality time memorizing the lyrics to Run-D.M.C.'s "You Be Illin,'" air drumming to mid-80's jams on MTV, and becoming obsessed with dubbing tapes, he started playing the drums in 1988. Fast-forward to a number of years later, Controller 7 had honed in his technique and started making rough demo tapes, one of which just so happened to fall into the hands of sole—then, one of the founders of anticon.—and by 1998-99, things were starting to take shape. Controller 7 has since worked with the like sof sole, Sage Francis, Third Sight, Atmosphere, Themselves (doseone & JEL.) Deep Puddle Dynamics, and Sixtoo. He

Shadows of Tomorrow: Mega Ran's FREESTYLE FRIDAY #002 MF DOOM Tribute "One Beer" (Prod. By: DJ DN3)

Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. "I tell anyone who ever asks that there would be no Mega Ran without the fearlessness of two of my favorite artists: DOOM & Del The Funky Homosapien. I even mention it in my book, [DREAM MASTER: A MEMOIR]. I got to work with Del this past year and I never let go of hope that I'd one day collaborate with DOOM. Unfortunately, his transition pr

Shadows of Tomorrow: Malcolm Catto On The Heliocentrics' "Distant Star" A Chance Collaboration with DOOM & Percee P (MF DOOM Tribute)

The Heliocentrics, DOOM & Percee P (CREDIT: The GTAsoldier AKA Errol718) Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. "Basically, through Egon, we were able to get Percee P to do vocals over an instrumental arrangement of "Distant Star," the first version of which was mixed by our friend and, at the time, Sydney-based co-producer of The Heliocentrics, Mike Burnham. We recorded horns

Shadows of Tomorrow: DJ Frank White Shares "Vik Ferrari (MF DOOM x Andy Kaufman)" DOOM Tribute Mix #1

MF DOOM/BIG BENN KLINGON? (CREDIT: Tim Saccenti) Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. "Thanks for the inquiry. Like I was saying in that [Facebook] message, I had been wanting to make a DOOM series of mixes called Vik Ferrrari (Andy Kaufman character from the TV show Taxi) 'cuz DOOM has always been an Andy K. kind of character to me [...] Plus, I've always wanted to use the Vic

Shadows of Tomorrow: Nice & Nasty Vaz Speaks About M.F. DOOM's Early Career & Booking His First "Secret" Show (The Witzard Interview)

M.F. DOOM's Debut at The Nightrain Showcase 9/19/98 (CREDIT: Lewis Holiday) Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. Since MF DOOM's "Coffin Nails" recently appeared within the oficial Raedio Presents: Biden + Harris 2021 Inauguration Playlist and today is, in fact, Inauguration Day, we figured what better day to go live with our first interview as part of Shadows of Tomorrow? W

With The Quickness #17: Will Butler's O.G. Winamp Playlist Full of Grindcore, Fastcore & Powerviolence Selections (To Live A Lie Records)

To Live A Lie (TLAL) Records is a Raleigh, North Carolina-based Fast Hardcore, Grindcore, and Powerviolence label founded by Will "Fastcore" Butler. Since forming in 2005, To Live A Lie has released recordings by ACxDC/Antichrist Demoncore, DROPDEAD (only distribution,) Eddie Brock, Escuela Grind, FAIM, GEL, Marxbros, Peace Test, Regional Justice Center, Sick Sh*t, Travølta, and more. Additionally, Will Butler has a few of his own bands signed to TLAL, including Christ Violence, Don Garnelli, No Comply, and Tired of Everything, and was once part of now-defunct projects Iron Crow, Oxidant, and The Dead Body Men. We've recently been in contact with Will concerning a number of releases we persoanlly ordered and wrote about, namely HARD FOUL / THESE BASTARDS' self-titled split EP on on newly-reinvigorated 625 Thrashcore. So, when putting together installments of our onging Punk playlist column, With The Quickness, for 2021, we figured why not reach out to Will for a G

Shadows of Tomorrow: OLD CITY's Justin Mayer & Trè Marsh Share Fond Memories of DOOM's Rhymes Like Dimes (MF DOOM Tributes)

CREDIT: Justin Mayer (@OldCity215) Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. "DOOM broke the rules. While some of the greatest emcees were playfully comparing themselves to Ghost Rider or The Incredible Hulk, DOOM had one better. He didn't plan to passively reference, he would create a universe and rule it with an Iron Fist. With one snap of that metal fingered fist, he created an alternat

Shadows of Tomorrow: Members of Jaubi, EABS & Tenderlonious Share DOOM & MADVILLAIN Tribute "Figaro (Farewell MF DOOM)"

CREDIT: GANGSTER DOODLES (@gangsterdoodles) Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. "In April 2019, the last minutes at the Riot Studio in Lahore were filled with the sound of "Figaro" from the classic MADVILLAIN duo's album. After the recording of Jaubi's upcoming album, Nafs At Peace, the musicians gathered in the studio and played this song spontaneously in the form of

Shadows of Tomorrow: MADVILLAIN "ALL CAPS" Illustrator & Animator James Reitano Talks Working with DOOM & Madlib (MF DOOM Tribute)

CREDIT: James Reitano (TFU Studios) Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. "In summer of 2003, I'd re-discovered the Grantray-Lawrence series of Marvel Comics cartoons. I distinctly remember these as a kid that my brother and I would laugh and make fun of these embarassingly simple animations. Marvel was trying to get into the animation business and using the actual 60's comic art,

Shadows of Tomorrow: Jason DeMarco's Villainous DOOM Stories THREAD, Part 2 (MF DOOM Tribute)

Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. "Here's another DOOM story: so, the year DangerDOOM came out, it was an Indie hit record—sold, like, 350K copies, was on a ton of best-of lists, etc. When it came time to do our yearly [adult swim] Upfront party in NYC, Mike Lazzo said, "we should have DangerDOOM play." I said I would talk to DOOM/Danger Mouse and see how they felt. Of

Shadows of Tomorrow: 4:44 Singer-songwriter Free Pays Tribute to MF DOOM's Operation: Doomsday & MM..FOOD (@fourfortyfournj)

SOURCE: Jason DeMarco/FRKO (CREDIT: @theartistcarris) Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. "R.I.P. MF DOOM. I can't explain how much his music has meant to me over the years. Back in Freshman year of high school, I came across the song "Doomsday" on YouTube with this strange picture of a man with a mask on it. As soon as I started listening to that, I was transported to anot

Shadows of Tomorrow: Jason DeMarco's Villainous DOOM Stories THREAD, Part 1 (MF DOOM Tribute)

Honestly, it doesn't even feel like there's a proper way to elegize an eccentric and extremely talented artist such as MF DOOM, who meant so much to so many of us for so many years for so many different reasons as truly unique as DOOM himself. So, what better way to pay tribute to The Man, The Myth, THE MASK himself than by speaking to those closest to him? With a heavy heart, I proudly present Shadows of Tomorrow; a new recurring column in tribute to DOOM in an effort to re-tell the tall tales, strange stories, and lesser-known tidbits of The Metal Face Villain himself. R.I.P. Daniel "MF DOOM" Dumile Thompson. "This post is from DOOM's [wife], Jasmine. If Jas wrote it, it's legit. I'll tell some DOOM stories a bit later, for now, I need to process... Dude made me laugh and made me furious, almost got me fired and I STILL loved him. Rest In Power to one of the greatest to ever do it. Okay, here's a DOOM story or two: Daniel Dumile AKA MF DOOM