The Albums: Operation Doomsday (1999), MM.. Food (2004), Born Like This (2009)
Over the course of his enigmatic, impressive career, MF DOOM has released no shortage of great albums, many of which came in direct succession. As a solo artist under the name "MF DOOM" (or, recently, "DOOM"), however, the masked rapper has only released three albums. His 1999 debut Operation Doomsday collected the songs that would define Doom's supervillain persona and signature sound, marking his re-emergence in the wake of the death of his brother Subroc and the dissolution of his first group, KMD. Five years later, MM.. Food marked a deeper foray into bizarre concept albums, using culinary touchstones to humorously explore a variety of topics. 2009's Born Like This served up DOOM's darkest, most ambitious set yet, using a line from an apocalyptic Charles Bukowski poem as inspiration for both a title and musings about a world circling the drain towards extinction.