D/B Recommended: MF Doom & @ Astra Berlin | Friday, 22.07.2011

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Daniel Dumile is a British American hip hop artist who has taken on several stage names in his career, most notably MF DOOM, where the “MF” stands for Metal Fist, Metal Fingers, or Metal Face.

[audio:MF DOOM -Thats that.mp3] He has appeared in several collaborative projects such as Danger Doom (with Danger Mouse) and Madvillain (with Madlib).Dumile was born on January 9, 1971, in London, England, the son of a Trinidadian mother and Zimbabwean father.

He then moved with his family to New York and was raised in the city of Long Beach, New York on Long Island.As Zev Love X, he formed the group KMD in 1988 with his younger brother DJ Subroc and another MC called Onyx the Birthstone Kid.[1] A&R rep Dante Ross learned of KMD through the hip hop group 3rd Bass, and signed the group to Elektra Records.

n 1997, Dumile began freestyling incognito at open-mic events at the Nuyorican Poets Café in Manhattan, obscuring his face by putting a stocking over his head. He meanwhile had taken on a new identity, MF Doom, patterned after and wearing a mask similar to that of Marvel Comics super-villain Doctor Doom, who is depicted rapping on the cover of the 1999 album Operation: Doomsday.

He wears this mask while performing and isn’t photographed without it, except for very short glimpses in videos such as Viktor Vaughn’s “Mr. Clean”, “?”, and in earlier photos with KMD. MF Doom’s mask has undergone at least one design revision since its adoption.

Madvillain | All Caps

Antipop Consortium are an American alternative hip hop group. The group formed in 1997, when Beans, High Priest, M. Sayyid and producer Earl Blaize met at a poetry slam in New York City. They are notable for their stream-of-consciousness lyrics and musical references to contemporary composition methods.

They released several tape singles and two albums primarily on Dan the Automator’s experimental hip-hop label 75 Ark before being signed by Warp Records in 2000. Their releases were met with mixed reviews from the mainstream music and underground hip-hop press alike, although they are noted for their inventiveness and the experimental electronic productions contributed by all members.

Antipop Consortium – Perpendicular

They were frequently compared to other rappers with unorthodox lyrics, such as Kool Keith, MF Doom and Aesop Rock. In 2001, they opened for Radiohead during the European leg of their Amnesiac tour and subsequently toured with DJ Shadow.

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MF DOOM (USA)
ANTIPOP CONSORTIUM (BIG DADA)
& INFINITE LIVEZ ( BIG DADA )
& SUFF DADDY ( MPM-REC. )
& BEATEVOLUTIONERS AKA GRIZZLY ADAMS, MILLIONAER, iGADGET & LEBOB
& DJ FLOW | AFTERSHOWPARTY MIT THE SMELLS & FRIENDS

Astra Kulturhaus | Revaler Str. 99 | 10245 Berlin/Friedrichshain
Friday, 17 Juli 2011 | 20:00 CET

http://www.metalfacedoom.com | Astra Kulturhaus
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