Under many, many monikers over the years including Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, and Black Elvis, legendary 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 continued collaborators Junkadelic Music as well as hip hop-punk amalgam Planet B, comprised of punk vocalist Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Dead Cross) and double MPC-wielding Luke Henshaw (Sonido de la Frontera).
The video for “Uncrushable” is by David Hall (writer and director of the newly released Where in the Hell is the Lavender House: The Longmont Potion Castle Story), and is meant as a companion to the video he also created for the “Uncrushable” mashup feat. Dead Cross. The two videos show the same basic story through slightly different imagery and editing. Hall uses bizarre storytelling, quick splicing, heavy filters and written dialogue to tell the story of a torrid love affair with a rather controlling toilet. Making total sense of it may be futile, which is quite reasonable for a Kool Keith track.
The “Blast” b/w “Uncrushable” EP is being released as a 7″ pressed on “shark grey” vinyl, available via Three One G Records, as well as digitally through iTunes and all major platforms on March 29th, 2019. Preorder vinyl, here.