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Thursday, June 02, 2005

The underated Kool Keith

Sitting here watching the Heat game before I head out to the good Good Foot at the Knitting Factory and what doI see but a Kool Keith Dodge commercial. I had to do one of those double takes. I am glad that Keith is still getting some work. Haven't heard from him in a while.

Ever since Zev Love X tool a page out of the Kool Keith manual Keith has been kind of quiet.

which brings me to me my latest installment of ramblings:

Let Us Not Forget

Let us not forget that Kool Keith was the first to pimp the alias game and get deals for his different personalities. There was Robby Analog, Black Elvis, and Dr. Octagon. He was also one of the first in the modern era to move from minor attention on a large label to complete adoration from the indie world and then generate interest from the majors on the second go around. Current example: Zevlove X aka MF Doom aka King Geedorah aka Viktor Vaughn.

Keith also pioneered the concept record and the collobaration with a single producer of the indie renaissance era. Before Madvilliany, and the 9th Wonder team up's, and Jaylib (my favorite) Keith was doing records with Dan the Automator and Kut Master Kurt

Tomorrow a new list: Rappers who sing. It's more than Ja Rule.

3 Comments:

Blogger Joey said...

Yo Wes, Phonte better be on that MCs who sing list.

June 03, 2005 12:15 PM

 
Blogger Swifty said...

hmmmm...Phonte was not, but he is now

June 03, 2005 12:33 PM

 
Blogger Joey said...

Yeah, man, he did almost all singing on the Foreign Exchange record and The Listening. Dude is talented.

June 03, 2005 12:52 PM

 

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