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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Kool Keith Kracks Up

WEEKLY DIG checks in with an interesting interview of hip-hop icoconoclast KOOL KEITH. Best known for his racy and scatological rhymes, on his recently released album of all new material, The Lost Masters Vol. 2, KK handles both the rapping and production skills.

Released by OGLIO/DMAFT records, Lost Masters shows KK at his naughty best, scatting over spare beats. He's in a world all his own. Here's a typical excerpt from the interview:

"I’ve just been different all my life—I just crave to be different. I’m not the normal guy. Even girls used to say, 'You’re different.' Ninety-nine percent of the world goes to the movies and dates—I never did that. I go left field—the format is backwards. In music, they say you’ve got to play notes A-B-C-D-E, and I dont even do that shit. I was the first guy to say fuck it—let’s do A-B-G-F-X. People who went to school for music, A&Rs and CEOs—they’re so conformed, so all your music sounds the same. All those R&B singers—they sing the same, like, 'la, la, la, la, la,' and it’s wack. That’s why I don’t listen to that shit. I grew up on people who sung out of tune—like George Clinton, Cameo, Ohio Players—but it was fly. Funk was out of tune—they were like, 'Fuck it, let’s make up our own shit.' Just like slaves made up their own sound. I’ve listened to a lot of things that were out of tune all my life."