Posted in hiphop | music on February 24, 2010

MF Doom

"The MOS DEF / DOOM show scheduled for this Friday, February 26, 2010 has been cancelled. Refunds are available at point of purchase. We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused."
That's the official cancellation notice of the Nokia Theatre DOOM show which was already cancelled once, and which may or may not have been DOOM anyway.

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Comments (45)

unreal. live rap is a fucking joke.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 2:50 PM

how does this douche have any street cred whatsoever? what a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 2:58 PM

"Street cred" - what year is this, 1987?

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 3:02 PM

agreed with 250...live rap sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 3:02 PM

Yeah, but when you listen to rap on home you miss the whole flunkies taking up stage space and saying "yeah yeah" over and over again effect.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 3:10 PM

not all live rap sucks, that's an ignorant comment. and street cred is a legitimate thing, and its something doom doesn't have.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 3:12 PM

i agree with anon 3:12.

not all live rap sucks. despite cages terrible recent release, his old shows were packed with energy.

also, mf doom just seems like a straight up payaso.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 3:20 PM

guys a clown. Get into rehab already.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 3:25 PM

The Elements of a Live Hip Hop Show. New York Edition.

-The first and most important is for either the DJ or MC to check the Burrows and Jersey, this means the DJ or MC will ask the crowd one by one if each of the respective Burrows or Jersey is in tha Buildin. It gets the crowd hyped and wastes lots of time. This can also but rarley extend to shout outs to connecticut.

MCs and DJs will also check to see if there Fellas run this Mother Fucker, or if their Ladies run this Mother Fucker.

Also DJs will always want to know where their strong independant women are at, If the crowd has more than a 100 dollars in their pocket to make some noise.

-Every MC needs a Hype man or multiple hype men. These are extra dudes on stage that run back and forth often skipping, finishing the MC's sentences or joining in on the Chorus. They are also generaly required to wave white towls or T shirts around in the air or up and down.

-Every MC must frequently check the energy level of the crowd during the performance, this will cause the MC to restart songs over from the Beginning multiple times if he feels the energy level of the crowd is innapropriate. The song must also be stopped by the DJ backspinning the record causing a harsh squealing sound that is often much louder than the actual record.

-No song can be done in its entirety, only 30 second to 2 minute versions of the way the song is on the album can or should be played. Every song must also include samples that or not on the original versions. These samples can include most popularly Gun Shots, Glass Breaking, Air Raids, Air Horns, and anything that sounds grating and doesnt fit in time with the music.

This also carries over to the warm up DJs, who only play short sections of songs, not in time with each other and are often transitions with screaming into the microphone, the above mentioned samples, or poor scratching and backspinning.

-No shows is complete with all the MC and DJs friends or gang members standing around downstage in a half circle contributing nothing to the show. They have to either stand emotionless, be texting, taking photos, smoking weed, or drinking an alcoholic beverage. These onlookers can also be Security for the MC, they will never show emotion or part take in the above mentioned activities.

-If the show is being shot on video, the camera operator must be standing as close as possible to the performers.

-Set Length, no Hip Hop show ever exceeds 90 minutes. 90 minutes would be considered a long show, openers often will perform for no longer than 15 minutes. Vocals are usually Lip Synced.

Posted by Birdo | February 24, 2010 3:32 PM

Worst, most cringeworthy moment of any live hip-hop show.....

When the MC drops a lines dissing someone/ something and in unison, every suburban backpack undergroud head says "Daaaaamn" and start laughing with their hands covering their mouths.

Most MC's would probably hate their fans if they took the time to know them!

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 3:41 PM

COMMENT OF THE YEAR BY BIRDO!

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 3:42 PM

De La Soul used to put on a sick show, and of course The Roots rip any stage they take on. Otherwise yeah, live hip hop shows leave much to be desired. Tribe was pretty good too, and I saw Black Moon back in the day and they were also solid (only Buckshot and Evil Dee, though). I digress.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 3:44 PM

William S. Burrows? What borough was he from?

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 3:48 PM

Can't say that I'm surprised, there was no way Daniel Dumile was going to be playing anyway. All will be forgiven if we can have the new Madvillian this year.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 4:18 PM

so true birdo, was that C+V'ed from somewhere else though?

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 4:27 PM

Also, any word if they also canceled the Toronto show?

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 4:28 PM

I wrote that up a while back after working a chris brown show, thought it was an appropriate place to post haha, I just found my edited version too! Ive seen way too many bad hip hop shows haha. Some good ones too though, The Roots, Jurassic 5, De La Soul, Jay Z, Black Star, ect

Posted by Birdo | February 24, 2010 4:35 PM

I was at Rock the Bells by Randalls Island a few years back.

Public Enemy, Rakim, Black Star, Cypress Hill etc

all brought their A game.

Posted by Sruly | February 24, 2010 4:40 PM

live hiphop is a fucking joke, i just want to reiterate that.

that being said, doom is what he is. call him an alcoholic, fat, whatever...i really dont think he gives a fuck. joke is on the fans. i would def call myself a fan of his but my days of attending live hiphop are over. l

last good show i saw was jedi mind tricks in like 05 and that was only good because of all the fights breaking out. literally, boneheads being punched right and left. oh and JMT were alright too.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 4:43 PM

Birdo hasn't been to a hip hop show since 1998 (Chris Brown? Yeah, that doesn't count). I would say that while hip hop used to be much better, the shows were much worse. The live presentation has, for many of the better and more focused artists, definitely gotten sharper and less "500 guys on stage making noise"-ish.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 4:43 PM

Yup Yup Yup, Public Enemy, Cypress and Rakim all good shows, although ive seen Rakim a couple times and some of his shows have been whack, when he played the paid dues tour he only went on for 15 min.

Posted by Birdo | February 24, 2010 4:45 PM

Also "The Coup" is really good live.

Posted by Birdo | February 24, 2010 4:49 PM

Birdo's 3:32 comment should be the final comment on this blog ever. BV should close up shop and go open a vegan bakery on Bedford or something. This blog is all downhill from here.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 5:44 PM

why is birdo's comment so brilliant? he just dropped all the cliches everyone already associates with live 'rap'. these comments are just as pitiful as the unison 'daaaamn' mentioned by 3:42. ya'll's humor is lame

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 7:10 PM

I am of the mind that it was Doom at Nokia.

Posted by Daaaaaammmmnnnn | February 24, 2010 7:55 PM

7:10 - oh snap!

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 8:16 PM

Most unprofessional fucking thing ive ever seen

been going to shows for a while now and this shit has never happened

it was probably an imposter the whole time the metal faced fuck

Posted by Ross | February 24, 2010 8:25 PM

Whatever to all the generalizations of live hip hop shows. Obviously if you go to any genre of music's show, there is going to be the stereotypical stuff going on, especially if it's a garbage band. I feel bad this got cancelled because although it's always a mystery if doom is really even the REAL doom playing the show, but Mos Def has always delivered live. To the commenter above about songs usually just being snippets and never the whole thing, hip hop being more of a lyrical driven style then an instrument driven style of music, tends to have many vocalists on 1 track. And most times it's some random guest on a track. So unless you have a tour where you're bringing out certain people to spit just 1 verse, which isn't going to happen, you tend to see songs cut short.

Posted by Porkspam | February 24, 2010 8:58 PM

^^^mos def sucked at governors island several months back. showed up 2 hours late, and delivered the weakest set i've ever heard.

doom pulled a real lame move. $60 > 20 min lip sync set

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 9:36 PM

Kweli is the real talent

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 9:45 PM

DOOM you're my dude and I love you, but this shit has to stop. You need to show more respect for you home town fans.

Posted by Mike P | February 25, 2010 3:11 AM

God damn it doom.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2010 6:20 AM

jurassic 5 sucks live. as does rakim. and kweli too. throw in jay-z

if it aint:

the roots
large professor <-works a stage line no other
big daddy kane
de la soul
clipse

don't bother.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2010 8:29 AM

it best not be a DOOMposter in Toronto tonight. There will be a pissed off crowd if this same garbage goes down.

I dont even know why i am wasting my money. BIIG disappointment doom. super wack.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2010 9:35 AM

he is getting lamer by the minute.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2010 9:36 AM

I've seen Edan live and it was thoroughly entertaining: he beat juggles while he raps, uses a voice effects box, plays guitar and kazoo, shit was good. I'm 32 and been going to hip hop shows for 20 years, and that's the one I enjoyed the most.

Love DOOM too, though. Seeing him live would have been just an unexpected bonus, the albums are good enough.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2010 12:17 PM

Birdo nailed it. The last hip hop show I was at was about 2 months ago... covered every single thing that Birdo mentioned.
MCs are so insecure... they constantly need affirmation to a comical degree from the crowd.
He also missed the fact that the "artist" always has to not even arrive at the venue until a couple hours after they are scheduled to go on stage.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2010 1:57 PM

Sorry forgot to mention him earlier, but the master of live hip hop is and will always be, KRS-ONE

Posted by Birdo | February 25, 2010 2:40 PM

Mos Def Flopped out on the Toronto concert tonight ( feb25) didnt give a reason..or better yet didnt give a fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2010 2:46 PM

I already got my REFUND for the Toronto show. Why even risk being disappointed.

And then Mos cancels last night (not that I care that much, he just dances and sings half the set like a clown).

Predictions:

1. DJs play for like 3 hours
2. D-Sissive comes out and nobody cares
3. DOOM comes on at like 12am, lip synchs and does about 8-10 songs max.

Worth $50?

Posted by Caz | February 25, 2010 3:33 PM

he who says J5 suck live he does not know shit

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Posted by دردشه | October 3, 2010 7:53 PM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
i hear there's a show at shea stadium with so so glos, static jacks, and shapes.

Posted by يوتيوب | December 31, 2010 3:52 PM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
i hear there's a show at shea stadium with so so glos, static jacks, and shapes.

Posted by youtube | January 1, 2011 11:51 PM

Oh, and what about those question marks on Sunday's text in the concert poster below? No, that isn't saving a spot for a Smiths reunion or U2 debut on the Coachella stage, it's the way that Yorke presents himself as a solo star, the marquee at his Orpheum concert had the same punctuational flourish.

Posted by منتديات | January 12, 2011 2:49 PM

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