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SATURDAY MATINÉE: The History Behind MF DOOM’s Mask


The artist formerly known as MF DOOM (now just DOOM) has worn a mask since his emergence from the shadows in the 90s. Here’s the mask’s history.

“They say he wear a metal mask in case his face show.” – MF DOOM

He has lived under many names and alias but the one we know him by most often is MF DOOM and with that nom de plume comes the notorious mask. Hell, the mask inspired our logo! But where did it come from? FRANK151 managed to interview Blake Lethem, the designer behind the mask, and get the word on how the mask came to be. If you don’t know, now you know…

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