Kool Keith

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Past Event

Location Info:

The Belasco Theater
1050 S. Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA  90015-1614
Keith Thornton has so many ideas buzzing around inside his head that he needs a small army of alter egos to voice them all. The Bronx native records most often under the name Kool Keith, but he also expresses himself with such characters as the nasty intergalactic gynecologist Dr. Octagon, the ever-smooth Black Elvis and the ultra-ominous Dr. Dooom, among others. On Kool Keith’s latest album, Feature Magnetic, the ambitious rapper has assembled his own Justice League composed of such peers as MF Doom, Atmosphere’s Slug, Ras Kaas and Dirt Nasty. “I come from a place where superheroes meet up,” Keith declares on “Super Hero,” as he drops surreal references to Spider-Man, fast cars, reindeer, sex and the New York Yankees within a single verse before MF Doom joins in on this “purely secular mission.”
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