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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

somebackground

on

Doom

, plus more at

Wired

, DJ Enki's

blog

,

twoposts

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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