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Daniel Dumile


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Daniel Dumile (“doom-uh-lay”) is a American artist who has taken on several aliases (King Geedorah, MF DOOM, Viktor Vaughn, Zev Love X and Metal Fingers) in his career.

Dumile’s eccentric wordplay makes him a favorite of fans. He is heavily influenced by American comic books (especially the Fantastic Four and their battles with Dr. Doom). Japanese science fiction is also an influence; the concept for King Geedorah (which is derived from Ghidorah) and the Monsta Island Czars comes from the Godzilla movie series. He is also renowned for bringing back into the sometimes overly serious world of lyrics and a unique, sample-heavy production style.

Early Years with KMD

He was born in Southwest London, England on January 9, 1971 to a South African father and a West Indian mother; the family moved to New York and lived in Long Island where he was raised.

His debut in the world of rap music came when he devised the concept for, and guest-appeared on, the song “The Gas Face” by the rap group 3rd Bass, under the MC name Zev Love X along with his younger brother Subroc. Zev Luv X, Subroc, and another MC called Onyx The Birthstone Kid together formed the group KMD. Originally, “KMD” stood for “Kausing Much Damage,” but before their first album they changed it to “a positive Kause in a Much Damaged society.” KMD were all members of the Ansaar Allah community based in Brooklyn, New York.

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