Drake posted a picture of MF Doom on his Instagram with a quote of his 2004 Madvillain song “Accordion” and people lost it.
“Just keep ya eye out like aye aye captain”
Many speculated that a collaboration between the two was on the way and were joyed with the possibility, though some weren’t too excited about a DOOM and Drake collaboration.
“drake x mf doom plzzzzzzz”
“Keep Drake away from Doom at all costs”
“If Drake makes absolutely anything with Doom boiiiiiii”
“if drake got an mf doom anything i might snap”
“Dawg don’t nobody want a MF doom drake collab. Drake fans probably don’t even know who that is”
“Drake just instagramed MF DOOM and now I am triggered and can't sleep.”
Others took a more humorous approach.
“wow this MF DOOM guy might have a bright future in rap if drake has his eye on him that drake, man. best a&r in the game.”
But those in the know already knew that Drake has been a fan of Doom for a minute. The 6ix God tweeted a line from the rapper/producer back in 2013.
“When he got the mic you don't go next - Doom”
Doom’s last solo album was 2009’s Born Like This. The project featured production from J Dilla, Jake One, and Madlib. DOOM, who moved to Long Island as teen, was born in London and is still a British citizen. The rapper and producer has released multiple projects throughout his career including numerous collaboration albums and instrumental tapes.
Doom has gained a cult following of fans for his eclectic take on hip-hop and different personas. He’s went by the names Zev Love X, King Geedorah, King Ghidra, Viktor Vaughn, Metal Fingers, and King Dumile. He released his debut studio album Operation: Doomsday back in 1999. DOOM is also known for performing with a mask.
Who knows, maybe DOOM will be featured or sampled on Drake’s upcoming album.