The Cunninlynguists' DJ Kno Calls Out MF DOOM

posted August 17, 2008 03:09:02 PM CDT | 49 comments

Last week, a sighting of an MF DOOM impostor was spotted and subsequently booted from Rock The Bells in San Bernardino, California. Speculation has since stated that the incident was orchestrated by DOOM's management to fulfill show obligations. This weekend, the real veteran emcee and producer behind the mask may be getting another boot of sorts, from DJ Kno of The Cunninlynguists [click to read].

On a blog on his label QN5's website, Kno wrote "An Open Letter To MF Doom," criticizing the former KMD frontman for disappointing fans in a number of ways over the years. Included examples are missing shows, lip syncing, repackaging remixed material as new and charging $300 for his MF DOOM Dunks with Nike.

One paragraph states, "Yeah, youre the villain or whatever gimmick you use to sell records. Ive even seen a couple people calling this fiasco brilliant. Oh, the sweet Rap Snack-flavored irony of anti-mainstream types letting this slide by deeming it genius marketing. Genius marketing? Beanie Babies, Hannah Montana, Girls Gone Wild. Those are examples of genius marketing. This looks like a lazy or medically incapacitated individual duping his most dedicated fans repeatedly to the tune of a few thousand dollars while those that also stand to profit (read: labels, friends and booking agents) scuttle around attempting to make excuses for him before the loot dries up."

The entire piece can be read [click here].

Kno has produced for Pack FM, Braille and Celph Titled among others.

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