After the onslaught coming his way the last year you gotta know somethings cookin’ when Doom sends the ‘poster to get boo’d offstage by tired, broke, and angry fans at hip hop’s biggest festival (not the first time). Some say Doom’s straight dead, even more say he’s just counting his money in the crib and not sweating about the withering fan base.
The dudes in the biz back him up:
“Every day for the past month we’ve been hit up by people wanting explanations, statements, clarifications, and declarations about MF DOOM. Is he lip synching? (No. Listen to the videos on Youtube.) Is he an impostor? (No, but he did lose some pounds.) Is he in the hospital? (No, he’s in his studio… or if not there, you can find him in the pub with the grub stain.)
Reached earlier this morning at his home in Georgia, an alive and well MF DOOM issued this statement: ‘What up? I’m dead.’ ”
-Stones Throw circa October 2007
And the other dudes in the game do not.
“Whatever the case may be, I implore you and anyone involved in this to stop screwing your fans and your peers and get your ducks in a row. Don’t make me throw on some blue stretch leotards and put out a solo record.”
-Kno of CunninLynguists Circa August 2008
Despite it, the fans aren’t having anything but 100% from the Villain anymore. I’m a hopeful skeptic- Doomposter dropping soon for sure and everyone will be happy. Anyone got info? Hook it up.
Rock the Bells in San Bernardino August 9th:
Apparently there is a meaning to the fake Doom shows.
“…this past weekend C-Rayz Walz, a frequent Doom collaborator and old friend, was here in Chicago and we were discussing Doom and his antics. C-Rayz claims that Doom is an absolute genius and is sending out these fake Doom’s to gear up for the release of his next album “Doompostor”. Apparently, on the next album Doom will discuss this in-depth (but when have you heard Doom discuss anything in-depth?)
Is this factual information? Not sure. But if so, I give Doom plenty of credit for messing with his fanbase like this – the balls on this guy! (Pause, just in case)
We’ll see if Doompostor ever comes to fruition.”
“UGHH: You know about the incident with DOOM lately, because you were there. What can you say about it, what’s going on?
JR: Well number one, there’s a method to the madness, always know that.
Number two, DOOMPOSTER 2008- the album 2008. That would be my comment. Never forget, we’re not dealing with the superhero, we got the super villain. It’ll be hard to swallow. I feel that at the end of the day, the sun will shine and the people will be happy.
I just know there’s a method, its not time to build on it yet. It’s a need to know basis. That’s the motto of Metal Face Records, when the people need to know, they’ll know.”
I guess we’ll see what goes down…