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Enigmatic rapper MF DOOM tweets for the first time in nearly a decade

'MF DOOM IS NOT ON TWITTER' doesn't seem to be true anymore.

Jul 30, 2019, 8:44 pm

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Ignacio Martinez

MF DOOM is one of the most enigmatic figures in the rap world. Up until July 28, MF DOOM only had one tweet on his verified Twitter account which simply read, “DOOM IS NOT ON TWITTER” in his signature all-caps style. The tweet was posted in 2010–nearly 10 years ago. 

This year, MF DOOM celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first album Operation: Doomsday. To this day, the album stands as DOOM’s reinvention of the genre during a time when mainstream rap was taking itself overwhelmingly serious.

Throughout his decades-long career, DOOM—real name Daniel Dumile—has chosen to mostly stay out of the public eye. DOOM has even admitted to using stand-ins during live shows in the past–only made possible through his trademark metal mask, modeled after the face of Marvel’s Doctor Doom

Now, a tweet has appeared on the account that has laid dormant for nearly a decade. So, what could be important enough for the rapper to re-emerge to tweet about? A cryptic, incredibly on-brand message, of course. The tweet features a scrambled, glitchy video of TV static as well as a silhouette of MF DOOM’s mask. The tweet is captioned with an hourglass emoji and the word “soon.”

It links to a rather sparse website with the URL gasdrawls.com. The website simply features a field to enter your email address for future notifications and a message that reads,  “COMING SOON.” It is currently unknown if this functions as a teaser for new music from MF DOOM or entirely new creative work. 

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*First Published: Jul 30, 2019, 8:44 pm