MF Doom just isn't himself lately

As reported here in today's City Pages, "The internet is abuzz with accusations that masked rapper MF Doom , who is on local hip-hop label Rhymesayers , enlisted an imposter to pose as himself and lip-synch recent performances in L.A. and San Francisco." According to the Village Voice's in-depth report , "[Patrons of the San Francisco club the Independent] aren't getting refunds, and neither is the club--absent any proof that he wasn't actually there, a lip-synching Doom wouldn't have violated the terms of his contract, [club co-owner Allen] Scott says, adding that attendees can exchange their stubs for another performance, or return for the rescheduled Doom show on September 18." Here's some background on Doom , plus more at Wired , DJ Enki's blog , two posts in the SF Weekly, Wikipedia , and DUNation .

Note: In other Rhymesayers news, the label is donating a dollar from every presale ticket for Atmosphere's upcoming "Everybody Loves A Clown" tour to a relief fund for victims of the 35W bridge collapse.

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