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20th May '16 3:46:54 PM stuffedninja
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DOOM's raps often play with the ideas of the SuperHero and SuperVillain, or use those tropes to {{deconstruct|ion}} hip-hop culture. His lyrics are marked by a vast knowledge of popular culture, and commonly allude to ScienceFiction, {{Fantasy}}, WesternAnimation, and ComicBook characters. In addition to the ComicBook/FantasticFour mythos from which his identity is borrowed (and from where he gets a lot of [[RuleOfFunny hilarious]] {{sampl|ing}}es of people complaining about "Doom") he's fond of Franchise/StarTrek, commonly comparing himself to Worf. The potential for {{Narm}} in this is tempered by DOOM's lyrical skill and playfulness and support by a range of excellent producers. DOOM maintains a good degree of popularity in both underground and mainstream hip-hop circles: his 2004 album Madvillainy with producer Madlib is regarded by some as a classic.

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DOOM's raps often play with the ideas of the SuperHero and SuperVillain, or use those tropes to {{deconstruct|ion}} hip-hop culture. His lyrics are marked by a vast knowledge of popular culture, and commonly allude to ScienceFiction, {{Fantasy}}, WesternAnimation, and ComicBook characters. In addition to the ComicBook/FantasticFour mythos from which his identity is borrowed (and from where he gets a lot of [[RuleOfFunny hilarious]] {{sampl|ing}}es of people complaining about "Doom") he's fond of Franchise/StarTrek, commonly comparing himself to Worf. The potential for {{Narm}} in this is tempered by DOOM's lyrical skill and playfulness and support by a range of excellent producers. DOOM maintains a good degree of popularity in both underground and mainstream hip-hop circles: circles; for example, his 2004 album Madvillainy ''Music/{{Madvillainy}}'' with producer Madlib is regarded by some most as a classic.
29th Dec '15 5:52:01 AM Anddrix
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DOOM, born [[AlliterativeName Daniel Dumile]], had some success as a rapper in the early '90s in his group KMD under the name Zev Love X. However, the [[DeathByOriginStory tragic loss of his brother in a car accident]], along with the shelving of KMD's album ''Black Bastards'' for its ContemptibleCover in 1994 caused him to retreat from the hip-hop world and sink into a deep depression. He eventually became homeless on the streets of New York; in interviews, he describes himself in this period as "recovering from his wounds" and swearing revenge "against the industry that so badly deformed him." If this sounds like a SuperVillain [[SuperHeroOrigin origin story]], well, the similarity didn't escape him either. When he recovered and returned to the world of hip-hop he adopted the identity of MF DOOM, an {{Expy}} of the ComicBook/FantasticFour villain SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom. DOOM has consistently worn a CoolMask since he returned to performing; it is nearly impossible to find pictures of him from after 1998 or so in which he shows his face.

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DOOM, born [[AlliterativeName Daniel Dumile]], had some success as a rapper in the early '90s in his group KMD under the name Zev Love X. However, the [[DeathByOriginStory tragic loss of his brother in a car accident]], along with the shelving of KMD's album ''Black Bastards'' for its ContemptibleCover in 1994 caused him to retreat from the hip-hop world and sink into a deep depression. He eventually became homeless on the streets of New York; in interviews, he describes himself in this period as "recovering from his wounds" and swearing revenge "against the industry that so badly deformed him." If this sounds like a SuperVillain [[SuperHeroOrigin origin story]], well, the similarity didn't escape him either. When he recovered and returned to the world of hip-hop he adopted the identity of MF DOOM, an {{Expy}} of the ComicBook/FantasticFour villain SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom.Doctor Doom. DOOM has consistently worn a CoolMask since he returned to performing; it is nearly impossible to find pictures of him from after 1998 or so in which he shows his face.
7th Nov '15 11:24:43 PM MaxDamage
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** ''Madvillainy'' (2004)

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** ''Madvillainy'' ''Music/{{Madvillainy}}'' (2004)
24th Sep '15 2:07:28 AM Hugpocalypse
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* With Bishop Nehru as NehruvianDOOM
** ''NehruvianDOOM'' (2014)

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* With Bishop Nehru as NehruvianDOOM
[=NehruvianDOOM=]
** ''NehruvianDOOM'' ''[=NehruvianDOOM=]'' (2014)
19th Apr '15 2:13:49 PM BadSplice
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DOOM, born [[AlliterativeName Daniel Dumile]], had some success as a rapper in the early '90s under the name Zev Love X. However, the [[DeathByOriginStory tragic loss of his brother in a car accident]] in 1994 caused him to retreat from the hip-hop world and sink into a deep depression. He eventually became homeless on the streets of New York; in interviews, he describes himself in this period as "recovering from his wounds" and swearing revenge "against the industry that so badly deformed him." If this sounds like a SuperVillain [[SuperHeroOrigin origin story]], well, the similarity didn't escape him either. When he recovered and returned to the world of hip-hop he adopted the identity of MF DOOM, an {{Expy}} of the ComicBook/FantasticFour villain SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom. DOOM has consistently worn a CoolMask since he returned to performing; it is nearly impossible to find pictures of him from after 1998 or so in which he shows his face.

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DOOM, born [[AlliterativeName Daniel Dumile]], had some success as a rapper in the early '90s in his group KMD under the name Zev Love X. However, the [[DeathByOriginStory tragic loss of his brother in a car accident]] accident]], along with the shelving of KMD's album ''Black Bastards'' for its ContemptibleCover in 1994 caused him to retreat from the hip-hop world and sink into a deep depression. He eventually became homeless on the streets of New York; in interviews, he describes himself in this period as "recovering from his wounds" and swearing revenge "against the industry that so badly deformed him." If this sounds like a SuperVillain [[SuperHeroOrigin origin story]], well, the similarity didn't escape him either. When he recovered and returned to the world of hip-hop he adopted the identity of MF DOOM, an {{Expy}} of the ComicBook/FantasticFour villain SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom. DOOM has consistently worn a CoolMask since he returned to performing; it is nearly impossible to find pictures of him from after 1998 or so in which he shows his face.
7th Sep '14 10:31:32 AM Scrumptious
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* RunningGag: "He holds the mic like x" shows up in many of the songs.
31st Jul '14 7:19:03 AM solitaireUK
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* With Bishop Nehru as NehruvianDOOM
** ''NehruvianDOOM'' (2014)
14th Jun '14 9:54:26 PM PhysicalStamina
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* MoneyDearBoy: [[http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/10/doom-shares-the-stories-behind-ten-of-his-best-verses/9/ As DOOM has admitted to XXL]], the main motivation behind ''The Mouse and the Mask'' was money.



* OneOfUs: About the strongest example one can find outside of nerdcore.



* TalkingToHimself: Madvillain's "Fancy Clown" features the persona Viktor Vaughn dissing someone for fooling around with his girl. That someone is his alter ego MF DOOM.



* {{Vaporware}}: The long-awaited "Swift & Changeable" collaboration between DOOM and Ghostface.
4th Feb '14 8:10:07 PM Hashil
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* HaveAGayOldTime: The clips used in the intro to ''Batty Boyz''.
---> Sharpen up your spirit of adventure! The fabulous gay way!
4th Feb '14 7:59:28 PM Gageaz
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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Dude drops some big, big words here and there.
** From "Guv'nor"
--->Catch a throatful from the fire vocaled
--->Ash and molten glass like Eyjafjallajökull
--->The volcano outta Iceland
** From "All Outta Ale"
--->One for the money, two for the better green
--->Three four methylenedioxymethamphetamine
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