Kool Keith is out with the video to his new single ‘Take That Ride’, off the New York rapper’s eleventh studio album ‘Dr. Dooom 2’, out now on Threshold. Watch it via YouTube below.
Rap acts on television this week include Ludacris, who visits ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ on Tuesday; Kevin Federline, who visits ‘The Megan Mullally Show’ on Tuesday, ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ on Wednesday; and ‘Total Request Live’ on Thursday; Lady Sovereign, who performs on ‘TRL’ on Tuesday and ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Thursday; Kool Keith, who gets a first look on ‘TRL’ on Wednesday; and Chingy, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Wednesday.
Marc Live, a member of the Analog Brothers with Kool Keith and Ice-T, has recently released his solo debut Validation: Attack of the Grunge on Activate Entertainment. The album features guest appearances from Ice-T, Guerilla Black, Kool Keith and 50 Cent, while production was handled by KutMasta Kurt and Marc Live himself. The full article at ballerstatus.net has since been removed or relocated.
Kool Keith, who is known for working under different personas such as Dr. Octagon and Dr. Dooom, has been working on various new projects. So many it’s hard to keep up. Lately Kool Keith has been getting fed up with different producers in the game acting like they’ve done work with him or were involved in his projects, when he says that isn’t the case. The full article at ballerstatus.net has since been removed or relocated.
Insomniac Magazine has just released The Mic Planet Sessions, featuring Kool Keith, MF Doom, Bahamadia, Mystic, Immortal Technique, Poisen pen, Planet Asia, and other notable emcees. For the latest photos of The Mic Planet NYC release party, please go to inhiphop.com.
Dan The Automator is a respected producer in hip-hop working with such artists as Heiroglyphics, Kool Keith, Prince Paul and Dilated Peoples amongst others. His most recent work was production for a rework of the legendary jazz artist Charlie Parker’s music on an album titled Bird Up: The Charlie Parker Remix Project. Dan spoke on his feelings about the project, how he felt reworking Charlie’s material and more. Dan is also known for being the producer for the platinum-selling group the Gorillaz. He tells us about that and his upcoming follow-up for the popular project, Handsome Boy Modeling School with Prince Paul. Check out the interview at BallerStatus.net.
Kool Keith aka Dr Doom aka Dr Octagon, you get the picture, will be touring down-under in Australia, thanks to Slingshot Touring, Globe World Cup Skateboarding & Triple J.
Natives to Australia should be prepared for Kool Keith to land his space ship in Australia in just over a week. Rumors about Keith’s live shows include references to chicken as well as stern warnings to come wearing a raincoat. Kool Keith has told us he will be performing his old school classics as well as tracks from his new releases. The full article at ballerstatus.net has since been removed or relocated.
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Kool Keith has been quiet for a while now. Fans have been waiting for something new from the Ultramagnetic MC. With some 14 solo or group albums already under his belt, and over 17 years in the game, Keith has reached out to his extended family for ‘Kool Keith Presents: Thee Undertakerz.’
Dan Strachota of SF Weekly reports Kool Keith left some fans in the dust literally at Slim’s last Wednesday night, with his tour bus screeching off after he never took the stage, or even entered the club. According to Slim’s booker Dawn Holliday, the night was dicey from the get-go, as several members of Keith’s crew caused problems, one claiming Keith had been arrested on Mission Street. “In my opinion, they were very irresponsible, having left 400 people that could’ve rioted,” Holliday says. “This is the first time an artist has out-and-out not filled his commitment for a show — and I’ve been here 14 years.”