NY Rapper Honored with Chicago Murals
Written by Adela Skowronski on January 13, 2021
Though MF Doom was a New York rapper, he certainly got a Chicago style send off.
Murals honoring the deceased rapper popped up on buildings along the train tracks in Logan Square. They depict a man in a supervillan style mask: a nod to MF DOOM’s persona, inspired by the Marvel Universe. Doom (birth name Daniel Dumille) was well known for his creativity and versatility. He sampled a lot from soul and funk, rising to pre-dominance in the 80’s, and staying there due to his signature rap style. I’m sure the mask helped a lot too!
Apart from his popularity on the East Coast, MF DOOM also made a huge imprint in Chicago. When asked why MF Doom was important to them, the graffetti artists behind the murals gave varying answers.
For the full interview with the artists, check out the original article on Block Club Chicago!
Swing by the murals when you’re out for your next walk in Logan’s Square! They should be up for around another month.