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"Two historical figures, outlaws and desperadoes if that, the villainous pair of really nice boys who just happened to be on the wrong side of the law. Three hundred and sixty degrees. Similar sequences could not be defeated. Villains who possess supernatural abilities - villains who were the personification of carnage. Madvillain, more accurately, the dark side of our beings. Perhaps it is due to this Seminole connection that audiences can relate their experience in life with the villains and their dastardly doings."--"The Illest Villains" () by MF Doom

"Sun Ra makes a direct, exhortatory appearance in the remarkable work of Madvillain ... their debut recording Madvillainy, contains the track "Shadows of Tomorrow", which samples portions of the Arkstra's tune by the same name, as well as lines from the film Space Is the Place, in a manner that acknowledges the urgency of Sun Ra's wisdom."--A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism (2016) by Paul Youngquist

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Daniel Dumile (9 January 1971 – 31 October 2020) was a British-American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He performed and released music under several stage names, most notably MF Doom, which Dumile preferred to be stylized in all caps. Dumile debuted during hip hop's golden age of the late 1980s and became a major figure in underground hip hop of the early 21st century. Upon his death, Variety called him "[o]ne of the most celebrated, unpredictable and enigmatic figures in independent hip-hop".

Dumile's first commercial breakthrough came in 2004, with the album Madvillainy, created with producer Madlib under the group name Madvillain. Released by Stones Throw Records, the album was a critical and commercial success.



On December 31, 2020, Dumile's wife announced on social media that he had died on October 31, at age 49. His representative confirmed the death. The cause of death was not announced. Numerous musicians offered tributes, including Danny Brown, Denzel Curry, DJ Premier, El-P, Flying Lotus, Ghostface Killah, JPEGMafia, Noname, Q-Tip, Questlove, Tyler, the Creator, and Thom Yorke.


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