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KMD was a rap group from the early 90s. The members include: Zev Love X (a.k.a. MF DOOM, Viktor Vaughn & King Geedorah), Subroc (Zev Love X’s deceased brother), and Onyx The Birthstone Kid.

KMD released their first album Mr.Hood on Elektra in 1991. A nearly impossible to find release (although since has been re-issued in Oct. 2006), Mr. Hood preached power and positivity, with obscure samples from Sesame Street found throughout the album, and saw future Metal-Faced-Villain Zev Love X in a uniquely different light. Two years later Subroc would be killed in a car accident forcing the promising MC, Zev Love X into the underground where he would later emerge as the tortured soul MF DOOM. With Onyx having left the group, controversial artwork by Zev, and Subroc’s unfortunate death, the release of their second lp “Bl_ck B_st_rds” seemed improbable and was shelved by Elektra fearing negative media coverage due to the recent ‘Cop Killer’ song by Ice-T’s group Body Count. The cover art for the album had sparked worries in Elektra’s board room. After years of bootlegs, “Bl_ck B_st_rds” finally saw the light of day in 2001 on the Subverse record label.

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  • IAJP

    if i chase the cat i'ma bone it doggone it

    22 Feb 1:52pm Reply
  • MrLuTheRiddler

    RIP DJ Subroc

    13 Feb 2:51pm Reply
  • bEATWEAKer

    If ya can't sing along, hum along.

    5 Jan 1:39am Reply
  • majo334

    Bl_ck B_st_rds is a record i absolutely love.

    2 Jan 6:05pm Reply
  • mrgypsum

    my fav hip hop

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • carefulneckbear

    serious swag right here

    25 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Revoluti0nNo9

    Most Underrated Hip Hop Ever (3)

    26 Feb 2013 Reply
  • AndrewCG

    Mr. Hood needs new haircut

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • oltnabrick1

    this is really overlooked compared to DOOMs other stuff

    19 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Yeah_Brah

    v so true. KMD>any other MF Project.

    20 Nov 2012 Reply
  • PinkyBag

    the entire story starting with KMD following up to modern DOOM and all of his alter egos is simply fantastic and arguably the greatest saga of an artist that hip-hop has ever seen. The only shame is that more people don't recognize his greatness. [2]

    17 Nov 2012 Reply
  • chickenandmeat

    'mazin

    24 Oct 2012 Reply
  • mrmocha

    I can't believe Mr. Hood has less listeners than Black Bastards or the Greatest Hits.

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • dawker

    Mr. Hood is one of the greatest albums ever! REAL HIPHOP. these MF doom, madvillian loving kids know nothing about KMD, zev love x. R.I.P. Subrock.

    24 Aug 2012 Reply
  • emilperssonhej

    Dem beats

    4 Aug 2012 Reply
  • senorcarlos93

    it's trippy listening to DOOM now and listening to him in as Zev Love.. total transformation. Damn shame Black Bastards never got the recognition it deserves.

    1 Aug 2012 Reply
  • James_Hartley

    i tried mainstream gangsta hip-hop a while ago, and fuck me, did i not come straight back to the underground scene after laughing at bitch nigger bitch bitch nigger ghetto bling for a couple of hours. join me in keepin' it real since forever

    16 Jul 2012 Reply
  • green_arrow

    that shit blew my head

    30 Jun 2012 Reply
  • LMW87

    Most underrated Hip Hop ever [2]

    21 May 2012 Reply
  • naturalway

    awesome samples + sharp lyrics + downtempo mixing = smoothest hiphop ever

    9 May 2012 Reply
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