Peep what I saw on YaHeard.com! MF Doom seems to be up to his old tricks again!
On Saturday night (August 25th) MF Doom was due to make an appearance at hip-hop night, Livin’ Proof. Livin’ Proof are known to host initimate shows with some of the hottest hip-hop underground acts in the world. Unfortuntaely, Doom ended up sending a Doombot to the London show. Doom fans in the crowd were not that surprised that the rapper did not show. Rumours were circulating that he actually sent a Londoner to spin a set (which looked like the Doombot was playing an iPod as opposed to spinning a record!) Here’s an official statement released by Livin Proof:
To everyone who came down to our Livin’ DOOM event on Saturday and are questioning whether that was the real DOOM – we are in the same position as you. We had a legitimate contracted gig from his official booking agent and were in contact t…hroughout the booking process with his US management, and label. We were even talking and working with the promoters of DOOM’s forthcoming London live shows in October and November.
As far as we were concerned, the real DOOM was going to appear… we received news from DOOM’s management on the morning of the gig that DOOM wanted more money or he would not show up. This show was done and intended as a very special and intimate show which was not about making money but putting on an incredible party in a very small capacity venue. As we wanted the show to go ahead and was left to ransom to this extortionate request, we agreed this even though this was a breach of our agreed contract. In hindsight, we should have cancelled the show then and there…
At 9.30pm after we had open the doors, we were told by management that he would appear but would not DJ and was just going to sign autographs. We said this was unacceptable as we had agreed and paid for a DJ set… 10 minutes later we received a call saying that he would DJ… Or that’s what we were led to believe.
As many of the people in the venue noticed, there is a very strong possibility the person that was finally sent down was not DOOM himself.
Doing this show has taught us a lot about how some artists operate and how they feel they can treat others and, most importantly, their fans. As fans of DOOM ourselves, this has left a very sour taste in our mouth.
Anyone who has been to Livin’ Proof parties always know that we do our utmost to provide the best quality show and we are so sorry for anyone who came down and were disappointed by the DJ set from the artist supposedly meant to be DOOM.
We will do our utmost to make this up to anyone who purchased a ticket for this event. We paid the fee upfront to Daniel Dumile’s bank account and have the receipts to prove this. We will be seeking legal advice and are doing our best to get his show fee refunded from DOOM and his management and will then take suitable steps after this action.
All the best,
Livin’ Proof Crew.See More
If you have been reading the rumors for a minute now, you know at one point it seemed like every other week there were rumors like this.
Here is what one of the fake Dooms looks like.
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