Published Dec 03, 2009While live appearances from underground hip-hop icon DOOM are definitely a touchy subject for some fans, the rapper is set to play two shows with Mos Def in early 2010. So far, we know a Toronto show is happening at the Koolhaus on January 27 and a New York show is happening at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square on January 30.
We hate to be so conspiratorial, but the amount of controversy surrounding DOOM's concerts will likely raise some concerns. The shows are billed as "DOOM with Mos Def," which is strange, because if Mos Def were to play with DOOM, there's no question he would headline.
However, there is still a good chance that the weird billing means Mos is collaborating with DOOM. Earlier this year, the rapper gushed to Frolab about his love of DOOM's lyrics, saying that he'd easily beat Lil Wayne in a rap battle. That video interview, which is over seven minutes long, is viewable below.
Neither rapper has announced the shows on their official websites, so it's unclear if more shows will be scheduled.
Tickets for the Toronto show go on sale this Saturday (December 5), and you may want to get buying early, because if both Mos Def and the real DOOM actually show up, it will surely be one great evening of hip-hop.