Open Mike Eagle has posted a new freestyle in tribute to the late MF DOOM, whose death was announced on New Year’s Eve. Over a beat by Illingsworth, Eagle reflects on hearing KMD’s “Peachfuzz” in his youth, as well as working with DOOM on “Phantoms” and “Police Myself.” “Who the fuck ever gets to rock with their heroes?” he raps. Watch Open Mike Eagle’s “for DOOM” below.
Tributes to MF DOOM poured out after the rapper’s wife Jasmine Dumile announced his death. Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler, the Creator, and El-P were among the many artists who shared words of remembrance for DOOM.
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