“I used to cop a lot”: Supreme teams up with MF DOOM

“I used to cop a lot”: Supreme teams up with MF DOOM

by Ollie Cox
2 min

Following a tumultuous week that saw Tremaine Emory quit as its Creative Director, Supreme has put the rumours to bed by announcing its collaboration with the British-American rapper MF DOOM. 

Daniel Dumile, better known by his stage name, MF DOOM, was born in 1971 and raised in Long Island, New York. In his youth, he formed the graffiti crew KMD (A Positive Cause in a Much Damaged Society) with his younger brother, Dingilizwe. 

In the ‘80s, KMD morphed into a rap trio of Zev Love X (Daniel), DJ Subroc (Dingilizwe) and Onyx the Birthstone Kid. The group’s 1991 debut Mr. Hood, received critical praise. In 1993, while working on their sophomore album, Black Bastards KMD member Dingilzwe was killed. Daniel went under the radar and removed himself from public life. 

Years later, Daniel appeared at Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, performing with a stocking covering his face, revealing a new concealed identity which became his signature look. In 1997, he released his first single, “Dead Bent,” which would be his first single as MF DOOM. 

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His stage name is a nod to the comic book villain doctor, Victor Von Doom, and the pronunciation of his family’s last name DOOM-E-LAY. Doom’s debut solo album, Doomsday (Came to Destroy Rap) arrived in 1999. 

DOOM would go on to release six full-length albums, with his 2004 collaboration with Madlib, Madvillainy, being hailed as one of the most anticipated releases in underground hip-hop history, presenting a lyricism and rhythmic cadence that is unrivalled to this day. 

Supreme kept it New York for this one. In doing so, we find a hooded sweatshirt, T-shirt, and a beanie featuring…

The Supreme x MF DOOM collaboration will be available to purchase on September 7 (with Japan and Seoul following on September 9), via Supreme’s website and international roster of stores.

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