KMD was a hip hop trio who — along with Brand Nubian — made music in the early ‘90s that was equally inspired by theNative Tongues and the 5 Percent Nation. Today they’re more widely recognized as the launch pad for rapper /producer MF Doom.


KMD were formed in Long Island in 1989 by the London-born, half-Trinidadian/half-Zimbabwean brothers Danielle Dumile (Zev Love X) and Dingilizwe Dumile (DJ Subroc). They briefly featured a rapper going by Jade 1 who soon after joining opted to focus on high school and was replaced by A. Hodge (Onyx the Birthstone Kid). The... Read More

Hip Hop
City Of Origin:
Long Island, ,New York United States
Formed Date:
c. 1989
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