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An original member of New York's pioneers the Ultramagnetic MC's, "Kool" Keith Thornton is best known as a solo rapper. His signature style is stream-of-consciousness lyrical flow and complex vocals, two skills that earn him a perennial nod from the underground community. The average Kool Keith album is peppered with bizarre, disjointed, even delusional or disassociated themes, concepts, and references. Nearly all of his albums incorporate a satirical dislike for more commercialized strains of hip-hop, as well as… read more

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  • Avatar for corpsecock
    wheres the good shit mate
  • Avatar for Wilmerincognito
    boyoboy does he have a lot of nicknames for himselves.
  • Avatar for psychoterrorist
    the traveler sounds promising
  • Avatar for Nagsworth
    Yo, has anyone heard Total Orgasm yet? I was so, SO skeptical about how Keith would manage to stretch his now-thin material over three discs, but I bought it anyway as the art is great and it comes with a free KK condom... I'm pleased to say that this is the best thing I've heard from him in years. His flow is now less stream of consciousness and more spoken word style, and some might find the ropey production values off-putting (not me, I thought it was a fun listen) but the signature Burroughs-esque lurid weirdness of Keith's lyrics that has been lacking for ages seems to be back here. I've only listened to the first disc so far, but I was pleasantly surprised. I'd recommend it to anyone who finds it too easy to dismiss most stuff he puts out nowadays.
  • Avatar for Nagsworth
    @TheBlackRaven I'd recommend "Sex Style", as well as his other projects Dr. Dooom (both albums are excellent) and the first Dr. Octagon album as starting points. If you like the surreal sci-fi shit then definitely go for the Octagon record first. Best hip hop album I've ever heard. After that it's sort of hit and miss (there's still a lot that I enjoy but in the last ten years he's done nothing but total crap), but the above mentioned are all flawless Keith efforts.
  • Avatar for bloody72
    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Kool Keith
  • Avatar for TheBlackRaven87
    one of very few rap artists I listen to. I only have Black Elvis/Lost In Space. Great, mindblowing and spacey lyrics. Many years ago rap music was just boring to me, but Keith's music changed it a bit. But where to go from there? another album or to check out some of his other projects?
  • Avatar for robotpwnsyou
    he's got 2 good records but christ what records they are
  • Avatar for Trollpacket
    развеселый и стильный хип-хоп, тексты так вообще улёт
  • Avatar for podgethebastard
    Dr. Octagonecologyst

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