The MF DOOM estate has unveiled some fresh new clothing in honor of the late MC’s legacy on the one-year anniversary of his death.
MF DOOM’s wife Jasmine announced last December that MetalFace had passed away on October 31. In celebration of the one-year anniversary of his passing, new merch has been unveiled on the rapper’s official GasDrawls website.
The new clothing line includes a number of double-colored fly polo shirts, as well as a few caps, hoodies, t-shirts, sticker packs and more. The price of the new clothes ranges from $15 to $135.
While it’s still not known how MF DOOM succeeded, its streams exploded by 870 percent after news of his death spread, and rap royalties from Q-Tip to Tyler, the Creator all came out to mourn it. loss of a cultural giant.
“One of the greatest comebacks/second act stories in hip-hop history,” Phonte wrote. “RIP for the villain MF DOOM.”
“Rest in peace for a true pioneer,” wrote JPEG Mafia. “I hate to hear this. RIP MF DOOM. I am injured rn.”
According to MRC Data, DOOM was streamed 25.4 million times in the week between December 31 and January 5 alone. On January 1, the day after his death was revealed, listeners listened to DOOM’s discography 8.8 million times.
DOOM’s song downloads and album sales also increased between December 31 and January 5, by 2,879 percent and 1,264 percent, respectively, compared to the week before. One of the most popular songs was Mmm… Food The 2004 single ‘Rapp Snitch Knishes’, which was streamed more than 1.5 million times during the same period.
An MF DOOM biography is also reportedly in the works. Aided by veteran music journalist SH Fernando Jr., The Chronicles of Doom: Unraveling the Masked Iconoclast of Rap will serve as a “immersive and definitive biography” that will “recount the rise, fall, redemption and untimely demise of one of Hip Hop’s most enigmatic and influential figures.”