Promoter Speaks on MF DOOM Concert, DOOM’s Entrance & Exit

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I’ve seen the blame for the Mos Def/MF Doom being thrown around, but I will say this: You cannot blame the promoters for the supposed fake DOOM!  How is the promoters fault, if legal contracts were signed from DOOM’s camp stating that the actual Daniel Dumile was going to perform?  In my opinion, they covered their ass [II] then and there.  The blame falls solely on DOOM’s camp (in my opinion), and they should be held responsible.  The promoters from Cold Grums Inc. are 100% legit and have a great track record of booking shows in Chicago.  I’m just saying.  Last night Harry Knuckles (of Cold Grums), took to the Galapagos message boards to give his side of the evening, and explain just jhow mysterious DOOM & Mos Def were that night.  What a Villain!

…But the sad matter of fact is right now, is even now we can’t prove that wasn’t Daniel Dumile. Here’s how shit went down that night. it was an all-in deal so they booked all their own flights and hotel and ground trans. Doom sent his dj to do soundcheck, just line checks, so it’s understandable and common that the prima-donna (sp?) headliners don’t bother to check themselves. Like Mos, he was maaaad late to his set times and from what I hear from the agent, he is just super secretive and anti-social. So we’re thinking “ok, Mos is here, and this is just part of Doom’s mystique” Then, Doom’s crew pulls up 15 people deep. Everybody comes out of the car except for Doom. Again, according to the agent, this is typical Doom. Then just as his set is supposed to start, dood jumps out of the car, runs in behind his huge hypeman, grabs a mic and runs on stage. At no point did we have time to fingerprint him or draw blood for inspection. And IMO, seriously, the dood looked like him, like Zev Love X. yes it was pretty obvious that the guy was lip-syncing, but we can’t say that it wasn’t Dumile. If Dumile lip-syncs because he is too fat, alcoholic and out of breath to spit his own verse, I guess that’s what it has come to now.

Update: The OFFICIAL STATEMENT from Cold Grums Inc:

“I’ve seen the blame for the Mos Def/MF Doom being thrown around, but I will say this: You cannot blame the promoters for the supposed fake DOOM! How is the promoters fault, if legal contracts were signed from DOOM’s camp stating that the actual Daniel Dumile was going to perform? In my opinion, they covered their ass [II] then and there. The blame falls solely on DOOM’s camp (in my opinion), and they should be held responsible. The promoters from Cold Grums Inc. are 100% legit and have a great track record of booking shows in Chicago. I’m just saying.”