Open Mike Eagle has shared a new freestyle in tribute to the late MF DOOM, whose death was announced on New Year’s Eve. Over a beat produced by Illingsworth, Eagle reflects on collaborating with DOOM (they joined forces on the Czarface and MF DOOM song ‘Phantoms’ as well as ‘Police Myself’, a track from OME’s New Negroes). Watch the freestyle, simply titled ‘for DOOM’, below.
“Got two songs with you, but only spoke to a go-between/ Was still proud as fuck to reach ground zero/ ’Cos who the fuck ever gets to rock with their heroes?” Open Mike Eagle raps.
According to his wife Jasmine, DOOM, passed away on October 31. Since the news of his death, tributes to the legendary rapper and producer have poured out across the internet. Tyler, the Creator, Questlove, Jay Electronica, El-P, Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats, Danny Brown, and more shared words of remembrance for DOOM.