MF Doom Dead At 49

R.I.P. MF Doom.

MF Doom, the mysterious underground rapper unexpectedly passed away recently at the age of 49. Not cause of death has been revealed.

The late rapper’s wife Jasmine broke the tragic news with a heartfelt tribute on Thursday (Dec. 31) and revealed that her husband transitioned back on October 31.

Born Daniel Dumile, the Long Island-based rapper began his career in the late ’80s as Zev Lov X, a member of the trio K.M.D alongside his brother DJ Subroc. Following Subroc’s passing in 1993, Daniel went AWOL before emerging as MF Doom.

MF Doom is most known as the elusive rapper who donned a metal mask inspired by Marvel Comics villain Dr. Doom. In 1999, he released his standout solo debut Operation: Doomsday, which soon spawned countless of classic projects both solo and collaborative in the past two decades. R.I.P.

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Lil Wayne Gets New Sentencing Date in Federal Weapons Case

Lil Wayne’s sentencing has been postponed in his federal gun case.

Earlier this month, the 38-year-old rapper pled guilty to illegally possessing a firearm after federal agents discovered a loaded .45-caliber handgun during a search of his private plane while traveling from Los Angeles to Miami on Dec. 23, 2019.

His lawyer originally requested expedited sentencing, which was slated for Jan. 28, 2021. But Wayne will have to wait a little longer to learn his fate. According to AllHipHop, U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams gave Wayne a new sentencing hearing date of March 4.

As a convicted felon from over a decade ago, Wayne wasn’t supposed to be in possession of a weapon. But he admitted to owning the gold-plated pistol, which was found in luggage along with bullets, suspected cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, cough syrup, and $25,938 in cash.

The crime carries a sentence of up to 10 years in federal prison, but he will likely receive a lighter sentence in exchange for the guilty plea. Sentencing guidelines range from one year to two years with acceptance of responsibility.

On the final day of 2020, Weezy shared a message with his fans. “NYE is a day 2 reflect on yesterday & reincarnate 4 2moro but reflections r hard 2 see in da dark & it’s been dark 4 us all,” he tweeted, “but also hard 2 ignore da sunrise of a new day peekin thru da shades & 2020 was shady as a tree but under it was a gift of better days 2 come. Happy U year.”

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Eminem Explains Why There Will Never Be a Best Rapper of All Time

Eminem may be mentioned among the greats, but he doesn’t feel any one MC is deserving of the crown.

Speaking with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, the Detroit rapper explained why there will never be a best rapper of all time.

“When they try to compare eras, hip-hop went through too many different transitions for anyone really to be the best rapper of all time,” he said. “It’s evolved. Now people are doing things with flows that I never could have seen happening. But at the same time, rappers from that era meant so much more to that era, just because there were so many innovators and there were so many rappers.”

Still, that hasn’t stopped hip-hop fans from sharing their favorite MCs, but Em doesn’t pay attention to the lists. “It doesn’t really matter to me,” he said. “I rap to be the best rapper, but I’m not the only rapper who raps to be the best rapper.”

He gave props to Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Joyner Lucas. “They rap to be the best rapper, and I feel like when you push yourself like that, that’s what I feel like inspires greatness,” he said. “Tupac, I feel like rappers like Rakim, [Kool] G Rap, [Big Daddy] Kane, Treach, Pharoahe Monch, KRS-One would drive some new sh*t, it just outdid whatever was before that. And then along comes Rakim, and he outdoes that.”

Despite being called the “Rap God,” Em remained humble about his own influence. “I know I’ve been around for a minute, but I don’t feel like honestly, in my heart of hearts, I don’t feel like anything I did, anything I’ve done up to this point is more influential than they were to their era,” he said. “To me, I will never mean more than they meant to their era. And that, man, a lot of times people, when they ask me what my top favorite rappers are, I don’t even know how to answer that, because there’s so many rappers that have been so great and still are great.”

Some of those greats include Rakim, Redman, Nas, Ice Cube, and the late Heavy D. “I have nothing but the utmost respect for that dude,” he said of the former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz. “And he was one of the most underrated rappers to me because he was like a chameleon because he could get on a song with Treach and keep up.”

Nearly 25 years since his debut, Eminem remains one of hip-hop’s most prolific MCs. This week, his album Music to Be Murdered By jumped from No. 199 to No. 3 on the Billboard 200 following the surprise release of Side B, a deluxe reissue featuring 16 additional tracks.

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Russ & B.Dot 2020 Recap

Laughed. Cried. 2020.

Bidding farewell to the year, Russ and Rap Radar’s Brian “B.Dot “Miller summed up 2020 during their two-hour conversation.

Seated by pool over drinks at Russ’ lush estate, the Atlanta-based rapper elaborated on the creating process of music, his success as an independent artist, the highs and lows during the ongoing epidemic, and everything else in between.

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