Daniel Dumile (pronounced /ˈduːmᵻleɪ/ DOO-mə-lay; born 9 January 1971) is a British hip hop recording artist who spent most of his life in the United States. Best known for his “super villain” stage persona and unique lyrics, Dumile has taken on several stage names in his career, most notably as Metal Face Doom or MF DOOM. He has appeared in several collaborative projects such as Madvillain (with Madlib), DANGERDOOM (with Danger Mouse), DOOMSTARKS (with Ghostface Killah), JJ DOOM (with Jneiro Jarel), and NehruvianDOOM (with Bishop Nehru).
Dumile was born in 1971, in London, England, the son of a Trinidadian mother and a Zimbabwean father. His family moved to Long Island, New York when he was a child, although Dumile remains a British citizen