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Hip Hop Wed Feb 17 2010

Promoters Speak Out Over Doom / Not Doom Fiasco

mf-doom1.jpgAfter the Mos Def / MF Doom double bill at the Congress this past Saturday, allegations began to surface that an impostor performed as MF Doom. Local hip-hop blog Fake Shore Drive is heading the charge, claiming that the "DOOMpostor" and his DJ were performing to a recording of album tracks, and holding fast to the assumption that the performer was in no way Daniel Dumile.

The rumor mill's blame has fallen on the promoters and yesterday, representatives for React, Cold Grums, Silver Wrapper and the Congress responded both to Fake Shore Drive and the Vocalo Blog. They maintain that they have no knowledge of whether the performer was MF Doom or an impostor, and the performer's behavior - while suspicious - gave them no clues. However, they are threatening legal action for a breach of contract if it becomes clear that MF Doom sent a stand-in.

Several videos of the performance have surfaced, so judge for yourself:

 

Tyler Simons / February 17, 2010 7:03 PM

Did Ta-Nehisi write in his New Yorker article that Doom often sends out his friends to lip synch in the mask at shows? I thought that was par for the course with dude.

James / February 18, 2010 11:55 AM

Yeah, I was under the impression that most people were aware of Doom sending others in his place. I'm pretty sure this was also brought up after Doom's set at Pitchfork's festival last year.

MFAZWE / February 26, 2010 7:53 AM

GOT DOOM? .... For a more in-depth discussion of the MFDOOM saga, as well as of course, the most insight that you'll EVER get into the Artist enigma that we call MFDOOM, from one of his closest confidants - check out the website at http://gotdoom.metalfacerecords.com. Please also note that all participation is FREE--all feedback and comments are listed in the order that they are received--and had been explicitly-requested sometime late last year by MFDOOM, himself.

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