A reader of the blog pulled in by our recent Professor Murder post forwards the most distressing news. As you can tell from the picture on the top of this post. one of my favorite performers of all time is MF DOOM (a.k.a. 50% of Madvillain and DangerDOOM, a.k.a. Viktor Vaughn, etc.) But the reader says that in some recent dates he hasn’t quite been himself. There’s been someone else behind the mask, who lip syncs for a 20 minute set.

He says this happened to him at the August 15 show at the Independent in San Francisco. He says that the starting acts played for about 2 hours and then faux-Doom came out “looking about 100 pounds lighter than he has ever looked” and “his mic was turned way down low, and you couldn’t hear his voice, and there was no crowd interaction between songs. Just this skinny “Doom”, holding the mic real close to his face, and a bunch of hype men on the sides. 20 minutes later, it was all over.”

Was anyone else there who can verify?

Similar accounts are surfacing elsewhere. And here. And here.

What happened, Daniel?!?

Peeyano Keys-Madvillain (unreleased track)

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