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Yep, It Looks Like Kool Keith Really is Balls Crazy: Interview & New Song “Spectrum”Posted by Nathan S. on 08/01/12 | Filed under Opinion, Interviews, Kool Keith
Still, Amos Barshad's profile is a dope glimpse into just how out there the Dr. Octagonecologyst really can be.
He makes it clear, in his own peculiar way, that the ghost of Dr. Octagon lingers: "Suppose the iPhone was concepted. iPhone, you can go anywhere — they got the navigation, you can look at website porno, you got the … time. Suppose they had an Octagon iPhone. You could only be pushing to space. You know what I'm saying?" He pauses. "I been concepted with people for years."
It seems bizarre for a guy who releases nearly an album a year, on independent labels presumably free of much authoritarianism, to complain about not being able to make music the way he wants. Does he not want to be concepted? Or can he not help being concepted?
"A lot of producers, they live in areas that got grass growing around their house, they moms gave them a car, they walking around in they house slippers, so they make beats where they feel good," Keith says. "I come from a darker element. It's like you said, people are mad here all the time. I like horror music behind me. I like mysterious stuff. A lot of people, they like to take me out of that realm. They get off on that, making me go opposite. Producers should know to come with some mysterious stuff."
And then later: "People giving me beats that are weird. I tell people, 'Give me the same beats that you would give Ne-Yo.'"
Oh, and apparently there's a good chance he could be locked up soon, but he can't even remember what the charges are. And you thought Prodigy's inabiity to even name his own albums was weird. If you're even remotely familiar with the bizzare legacy that is Keith Matthew Thornton the read is definitely worth your time.
Plus there's now a new Kool Keith song, "Spectrum", in the world. So we've got that going for us. Enjoy....