Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Kool Keith is a legend, his distinctive flow first heard on the classic late 1980's Ultramagnetic MC's tracks, and since then on record as Dr. Octagon, Rhythm X, Black Elvis, Dr. Dooom, Big Willie Smith, Sinister 6000, an... more »
Kool Keith is a legend, his distinctive flow first heard on the classic late 1980's Ultramagnetic MC's tracks, and since then on record as Dr. Octagon, Rhythm X, Black Elvis, Dr. Dooom, Big Willie Smith, Sinister 6000, and in the groups Cenobites, Masters of Illusion, Diesel Truckers, Project Polaroid and more. Tashan Dorrsett is his newest (and freshest) alias in a long list of pseudonyms. The album (a true 'album' - not a collection of tracks cobbled together by someone outside Keith's circle) is a departure from his more science fiction/fantasy-oriented characters (Dr. Octagon & Dr. Dooom), he instead offers up a gritty Bronx reality show, starring Tashan as the antihero the concept described by Keith in his own words: "Tashan Dorrsett is the reality person from New York City with an image of being real and regular, dealing with daily life situations. The essence of urban living to its all time fullest, block after block, the brick buildings, the hot sun... Areas and struggles of the ghetto I myself walked and experienced. You can't live it through television, you have to walk out and touch it like I've done for years. To all the areas that many people will not visit, I will constantly." The album is entirely produced by DJ Junkaz Lou, who has worked closely with Keith in the past (The Collabs Tape, Official Space Tape), as well as with Kutmasta Kurt, Marc Live, Mr. Sche & Tim Dog. His production style augments Keith's lyric well, a sinister edge complementing the day to day events relayed by Tashan Dorrsett.
J. oneill | EL BRONX NUEVA JORK | 05/25/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"THE MASTER KK RETURNS!.PRODUCTION WISE,THIS ALBUM HAS A LIQUIDY-EURO-X PARTY TRANCE FEEL(WHICH MADE MORE SENSE AFTER WATCHING THE BONUS DVD)AND FEATURES THE MOST TURNTABLE WORK ON KK ALBUM IN LONGTIME.THE TRAX MAGNETIC JUNKADELIC FEATURE A REUNION CED-GEE AND THE "RADIO" TRACK.TASHANS DELIVERY IS SMOOTH PLAYER STYLE,WHICH MOCKS TODAYS "INDOOR GANGSTAS" LIKE ONLY THE MASTER CAN DO.TRACKS LIKE THE REAL BEGINER,BLACK LAGOON AND GLAMOUR LIFE.I WAS HOPING FOR MORE OF THE SHUT EM DOWN LYRICS,BUT EVERYTHING ELSE IS KILLIN.A GOOD ALBUM,JUST NOT A MASTERPIECE LIKE BLAK ELVIS OR BIG TIME. YOULL STILL ROLLING DOWN THE WINDOWS AND BUMPIN JUST THE SAME"
NOT MANY MC'S LEFT!!!!
SOUTH PHILLY DOOM | 03/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"DOULBE K UNDER ANOTHER ALIAS WITH MAD BEATS CREATED BY DJ JUNKAZ LOU DROPS FLOWS ON ANOTHER CLASSIC ALBUM. THIS DUDE DON'T STOP WITH HIS CLEVER RYHMES ABOUT THE MODERN DAY HIP-HOP GAME. IT IS NOT FOR EVERYONE THATS WHY HE'S MY FAVORITE MC OF ALL TIME BECAUSE I FEEL SPOILED WHEN I LISTEN TO HIS ALBUMS COMPARED TO THE JUNK OUT THERE TODAY. PICK THIS UP ALONG WITH THE DR. DOOM 2 HE PUT OUT IN SEPTEMBER YOU WILL OPEN YOURSELF TO A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF MCING."