Under many monikers over the years including Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, and Black Elvis, Bronx-based Jupiter-born rapper Kool Keith is still spitting his eccentric thoughts decades into his career with as much flow as ever. Well-known for his lyrics focused on absurd metaphors and surreal similes, Keith’s oddness certainly aligns with hip hop-punk amalgam Planet B, comprised of punk vocalist Justin Pearson and double MPC-wielding Luke Henshaw. The duo have once again collaborated with Keith to create a blistering remix of his new track, “Blast”, which can also be found on this EP. Where Eazy-E samples serve best in the original, Pearson steps in to deliver them with a bit more grit and gusto, delivering a literal auditory blast to the listening. On track “Uncrushable”, Henshaw brings his sci-fi, horror-inspired beats as a dark background to Keith’s vocals. The EP concludes with an unlikely but somehow perfect mashup of “Uncrushable” with hardcore supergroup Dead Cross (Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, Justin Pearson, Mike Crain) track “Church of the Motherfuckers”.
3. Blast (Planet B remix)
4. Uncrushable (Dead Cross mashup)