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A Prince Among Thieves Turns 20

Paul Huston will always be respected by hip-hop historians and longtime heads for what he can do as a producer. He set a frequently copied…
Nate Patrin | February 22, 2019 - 1:57 pm

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Remembering Kool Keith’s Unlikely Major Label Phase

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
Ian Cohen | May 16, 2016 - 2:09 pm

More Kool Keith stories

Kool Keith – “Turn The Levels”

Underground rap legend Kool Keith is returning next month with the new album KEITH, his first since last year's Controller Of Trap. The Beatnuts' Psycho…
Peter Helman | June 4, 2019 - 3:14 pm

Kool Keith – “Zero Fux” (Feat. B-Real)

Underground rap veteran Kool Keith has announced a new album called KEITH, his first since last year's Dr. Octagon reunion Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern
Peter Helman | May 14, 2019 - 10:50 am

Royal Trux – “Every Day Swan” & “Get Used To This” (Feat. Kool Keith)

We last heard from '90s scuzz-rock duo duo Royal Trux last year, when they released Platinum Tips + Ice Cream, an album of live recordings…
Julia Gray | October 24, 2018 - 10:03 am

Stream Dr. Octagon Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation

Kool Keith has been an influential rap weirdo ever since his original group Ultramagnetic MCs made their debut with the classic 1988 album Critical Beatdown.
Tom Breihan | March 29, 2018 - 9:56 am

Dr. Octagon – “Area 54”

Last month, we found out that Kool Keith, Dan The Automator, and DJ QBert had teamed up for a new Dr. Octagon album, the first…
James Rettig | March 2, 2018 - 3:35 pm

Dr. Octagon – “Octagon Octagon”

Way back in 1996, Kool Keith, the veteran rap weirdo visionary and former Ultramagnetic MC, teamed up with producer Dan The Automator and turntablist DJ…
Tom Breihan | February 15, 2018 - 11:29 am

DOOM – “Notebook 04″ (Feat. Kool Keith)

Right now, the beloved underground rap supervillain DOOM is in the process of releasing a new song every week, via Adult Swim's The Missing Notebook
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2017 - 1:08 pm

Stream Previously Unreleased Dr. Octagon Song “Redeye”

Dr. Octagon -- the short-lived team-up of Kool Keith, Dan The Automator, and DJ QBert -- only released one proper album, the 1996 surrealist underground…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2017 - 10:44 am

Kool Keith – “Life” (Feat. Sadat X)

Rap vet Kool Keith is gearing up to drop the 21st album of his 20-year career. It's called Feature Magnetic, and we've already heard the…
Collin Robinson | September 6, 2016 - 5:49 pm

Kool Keith – “Super Hero” (Feat. MF DOOM)

Kool Keith and MF DOOM are two crusty old rap veterans who saved flagging careers in the late '90s and early '00s by finding homes…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2016 - 2:11 pm

Banks & Steelz – “Sword In The Stone” (Feat. Kool Keith)

Banks & Steelz, the unlikely duo of Wu-Tang mastermind RZA and Interpol frontman Paul Banks, are still a few weeks away from releasing their debut…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2016 - 10:38 am

Kool Keith – “World Wide Lamper” (Feat. B.a.R.S Murre & Dirt Nasty)

Weirdo Bronx rapper Kool Keith is returning this fall with new LP Feature Magnetic. "Album is a full ahead of time extravaganza," Keith tells XXL.
Peter Helman | July 21, 2016 - 9:12 pm

Atmosphere – “Ringo” Video

In August, Minneapolis hip hop duo Atmosphere will release Fishing Blues, their seventh studio album. Spanning 18 tracks the album features appearances from DOOM, Aesop…
Zac Gelfand | June 22, 2016 - 1:15 pm