[NEW RELEASE] KOOL KEITH
These guest MCs are a big part of the story. MF Doom is in top form on “Super Hero,” rhyming “Travolta” with “Minolta.” “Stratocaster” has Godfather Don mutilating a dank piano loop. Keith forms “MC Voltron” with Juice Crew stalwart Craig G, trades world-weary rhymes with Sadat X on “Life” and complains about the scene’s “fugaziness” with Boston legend Ed O.G. on “Tired.”
Still on nearly every track, Keith’s braggadocious flex wins out. When he’s not deadpanning choruses like “World Wide Lamper,” he’s putting “lingerie on Marie Osmond,” and sending futile rappers to run errands.
The album was mostly produced by Number One Producer, another of Keith’s pseudonyms. At one point he raps, “People get cozy and sit inside the paragraph.” And it’s true. For all the flamboyance, he’s an MC first, and on “Feature Magnetic” he keeps perfecting that craft. AP