Kool Keith is rap's man of mystery. The near-legendary Brooklyn MC wears personas like jackets, switching from the perverted sex fiend on 1996's brilliant Dr. Octagon to the section-eight-dwelling cannibal on 1999's First Come, First Served (released under the moniker Dr. Dooom) to the interplanetary shoplifter on 2000's Analog Brothers record Pimp to Eat. He's also a first-class eccentric, detailing sex acts involving exotic animals in his raps, bragging about a movie collaboration with Steven Spielberg (not true!) and, occasionally, going off the rails. Dan Strachota, music editor for New Times sister publication SF Weekly, reports Keith stiffed a crowd at the Bay Area club Slim's last month, supposedly because of a DUI flap involving a female companion. One way or another, Keith usually guarantees his audience will experience something unprecedented -- perhaps he'll come dressed as Black Elvis, perhaps he'll offend every female in the crowd or perhaps he'll leave the audience hanging. Who knows?
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene each week with music news, trends, artist interviews and concert listings. We'll also send you special ticket offers and music deals.
More Music News
- 9 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend
Fri., Dec. 4, 7:30pm
Fri., Dec. 4, 8:00pm
Sat., Dec. 5, 8:00pm
Sun., Dec. 6, 3:00pm
- Cave Creek's Legendary Buffalo Chip Saloon Destroyed by "Suspicious" Fire
- 16 Places to Drink on Thanksgiving in Phoenix