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How Nike Captured the Supervillain

Nike SB’s second hip-hop collaboration indirectly calls back to its first with De La Soul, as MF Doom’s former outfit KMD, which he performed in under the name Zev Love X, was inspired by the sights and sounds of the Native Tongues movement. After dawning the mask, the themes became darker and that ominous presentation carries over to the MF Doom Dunk High Pro SB, set in a midnight fog leather with faux ostrich skin toe wrap, and Doom-themed illustrations on the insole and under the translucent sole.






 
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MF DOOM, whose real name was Daniel Dumile, was a highly influential and iconic rapper and producer in the hip-hop community. He was known for his intricate wordplay, clever rhymes, and uniqu


e masked persona. Born on January 9, 1971, in London, England, he was raised in Long Island, New York. Throughout his career, MF DOOM released several critically acclaimed albums and collaborated with various artists, gaining a dedicated following of fans. Some of his most notable works include the albums "Operation: Doomsday," "MM.. FOOD," "Madvillainy" (a collaboration with producer Madlib under the name Madvillain), and "The Mouse and the Mask" (a collaboration with producer Danger Mouse inspired by the Adult Swim television network). Tragically, MF DOOM passed away on October 31, 2020. His death was announced on December 31, 2020, by his family. His passing came as a shock to the hip-hop community and led to an outpouring of tributes from fans and fellow artists. MF DOOM's influence on hip-hop and music, in general, is significant, and his legacy continues to inspire many artists to this day. His impact on the genre will be remembered for years to come.





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