10:30a est: Replay of #Doomsday Mix all MF Doom with DJ Bee (Philly/VA/SMC)
Noon est: #LegendsAtNoon DJ Evil Dee Christmas EVE Special
3p est: #HerkulesWorld with Herk and DJ Book (DC)
4p est: #UnparalleledMixshow with DJ Sdot
5p est: #FreshRadioMixtape with DJ Bee mixing LIVE (A chance to win tickets to see Dru Hill)
6p est: #SkratchMakaniks Radio
9p est: #The5thElementOfHipHop with DJ Bee (Philly/VA/SMC)
10p est: #TheMainIngredient with DJ Puffdragon
11p est: #DaPowerHourMix with DJ Strez
Midnight est: #MindfuckRadio with Cymandye
January 9th – MF Doom was born Daniel Dumile in London, England, on this day in 1971.
As a child, Doom moved with his family to Long Beach, New York where he grew up.
In 1988, he started the rap group KMD, an acronym for Kausing Much Damage, or A Positive Kause In A Much Damaged Society.
The other members included his younger brother DJ Subroc and Rodan who was later replaced by Onyx The Birthstone Kid.
KMD released 2 albums; 1991’s “Mr. Hood” on Elektra Records and 2001’s “Black Bastards” on Sub Verse Records.
They released the EP “Black Bastards Ruffs + Rares”, in 1998 on Fondle ‘Em Records.
Doom was known as Zev Love X in KMD.
In 1989, KMD were guests on 3rd Bass’ classic hit “The Gas Face” from their set “The Cactus Album”, on Def Jam Records.
In 1993, Doom’s brother Subroc was killed in an automobile accident in New York.
Doom, suffering from depression over the loss of his brother retreated from the industry from 1994 to 1997.
The group’s sophomore set “Black Bastards” was bootlegged during this time, making Doom a popular figure in the underground scene. “Black Bastards” would later be released officially after Doom’s rise in popularity.
In 1997, Doom started participating in freestyle ciphers in Manhattan’s Nuyorican Café with a stocking over his face to conceal his identity. He would now become the David Bowie of hip-hop, taking on all sorts of different identities.
He was now MF Doom but has also been characters such as Metal Fingers, Metal Face, The Super Villain, King Geedorah and Viktor Vaughn.
The Doom character was based on Doctor Doom of Marvel Comics.
The mask that he would wear in his guise as MF Doom is based on a prop mask from the film “Gladiator.” Doom is rarely publicly seen or photographed without it.
In 1997, Doom signed with Bobbito Garcia’s Fondle ‘Em Records and released a few singles.
In 1999, he released his debut solo album “Operation: Doomsday” on Fondle ‘Em. He would release two more albums under the MF Doom or just simply Doom monikers, 2004’s “Mm…Food” and 2009’s “Born Like This”.
He would release two albums as Viktor Vaughn, 2003’s “Vaudeville Villain” and 2004’s “Venomous Villain”.
He has also released one album as King Geedorah in 2003 called “Take Me To Your Leader”.
Doom has released two live albums, 2005’s “Live From Planet X” and 2010’s “Expektoration”.
He’s also released collaborative albums with Madlib, Masta Ace, Danger Mouse, Trunks, Jneiro Jarel, J Dilla and Ghostface Killah.
Chris “Daddy Mack” Smith of Kris Kross turns 34 years old today.