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 teenage trio made their recorded debut with a cameo on 3rd Bass’s 1989 single, “The Gas Face.” The exposure brought them to... Read More