Los Angeles’ Beat Club is the latest in a line of venues that claim MF DOOM sent an imposter to perform in his stead.
“It’s hard to see here but you can catch glimpses of him.” Explained a concert viewer who posted a video of the perfomance (shown below). “It was obvious that he was an imposter since he never once laid his hand on a microphone and just played his new tracks on a laptop.”
When asked for comment by consequenceofsound.net, the rapper’s label, Stones Throw – which does not handle his booking – said it was “obvious that he wasn’t going to show up at a venue that fits only 200 people when his performance fee requires venues about 10 times that size.” It should be noted that the label did not explicitly confirm nor deny that the perfomance was an imposter’s.
In the past, DOOM has explained that the allegations were the result of his being unrecognizable due to massive weight loss. He was also called out for the alleged practice by The Cunninlynguists’ DJ Kno in an open letter.