So normally when post day arrives I go through the ‘ol trusty event/ link/ details bang in a video/photo and whiz bang you’re done. But with this being Keith Thornton (aka Kool Keith) there’s not a great deal of ‘normal’… and that’s the way he likes it!
Back in 2005 and armed with a duty free bag full of porn mags he performed to a mass of heaving sweaty men and a fair chunk of gyrating women at Heat Nightclub (now known simply as Villa). With a hiatus of over seven years from our fair state and at least five releases just under the alias Kool Keith there’s a lot we have yet to witness.
From fronting the Ultra Magnetic MCs and the Bellevue Hospital through to Dr. Octagon, Kool Keith is an American emcee with a British URL the mans an open box of walking contradictions who posses the innate ability to deliver a stream of conscious yet complex vocal raps that ensures he is recognised as a king of the hip-hop underground With the current hip-hop landscape described as bland on occasions, thankfully Kool Keith is as adverse to this as the true hip-hop follower.
Back in Perth for a mid week performance Kool Keith will be sure to pick through the back catalogue, hopefully featuring tracks from the recent Dr. Dooom 2 and The Return of Dr. Octagon throughout to the nineties classics Sex Style, Black Elvis/Lost in Space…
Who knows what he’ll bring or what he’ll wear (and have stashed away in his duty-free)… but one things for sure it won’t be boring!
WHAT: Kool Keith
WHERE: Shape Bar
WHEN: 9pm -3am, Wednesday 11th August
SUPPORT DJs: SELEKT, AD ROC & KIT POP
TICKETS: online from SHAPE
…Why not check out Kool Keith’s Dick Towel
THE BOOTY: OR CAN I GO TO THE GIG FOR FREE??
Thanks to Knowledge Music Cut & Paste has a double pass to giveaway to his show at Shape next Wednesday… All you need to do to enter is give Kool Keith a new alter ego… Comment below and the best name will win!
*Note: We already know the full list of current alter egos – so don’t think that you’ll be getting away with Dr. Sperm, The Fourth Horseman, Larry Lopez or Fly Ricky the Wine Taster!
(Winner will be notified by 5pm Mon. August 9)