Albums »Dr. Octagonecologyst

dr octagonThe world of hip hop is not always one I can cull from for my best listening pleasures, but, of course, there are always exceptions and this whacked out album is one of them.

Believe it or not, I bought Dr. Octagonecologyst on a whim in one of the ten CDs bins–I was blown away when I got it home and continue to be entertained by the madness. Kool Keith takes on the entirely new and bizarre persona of “Dr. Octagon“, all the stories and lyrics are so non-sensical that they begin to make sense again. 'A horse is in the hospital!', he shouts during an intermission, and in another song, Half Shark Alligator Half Man, my favorite lyrics are: “baboons clap and girl horses wanna hit the sack”. That song also samples the movie Cabin Boy–that's right, the failed Chris Elliot comedy. That's the kind of genius you're up against in this Dan “the Automator” Nakamura collaboration.

This album has rightly gained a cult following as a (according to wikipedia) “pornocore” masterpiece (the character Dr. Octagon has sex with his patients) and further earns its insane street cred once you know that Kool Keith actually did spend some time in an insane asylum. You'd have to be crazy not to like this record (sorry).

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Posted on July 16, 2007

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