Nearly two months ago, hip-hop’s favorite quirky uncle, Kool Keith, hinted that he would be stepping away from the rap arena, that he was hanging up the MC gloves, or as he so poignantly put it, going home to the bat cave to take his cape off. This announcement accompanied the release of Love & Danger, the 13th album of Keith’s illustrious career, which, just announced by Keith’s label Junkadelic Music, will receive a vinyl release this fall.
Nevertheless, Kool Keith has remained active since the release of Love & Danger, performing to adoring crowds in New York City, Dallas, and Austin, while taking his show overseas for separate tours through Europe and Australia, and most recently returning back stateside for a performance at the Gathering of the Juggalos festival in Indiana. Keith also recently released his Total Orgasm mixtape, a collection of unreleased exclusives and recent loosies, and today, Keith is back to release his video for the latest single from Love & Danger, “Who’s The Man.” The video, directed by Pirate Dub & Kalenge FX, shows a time-lapsed street art piece by Hek & Junky of the TJS Crew, as the two work to recreate the wonderfully quirky cover art for Love & Danger, which features Kool Keith donned out in a shark-fin cape.
In remaining active, Keith also recently hit the studio to work on a new song, and popular sports and culture website Grantland.com tagged along, with writer Amos Barshad documenting the process and sitting down for an in-person interview with Kool Keith along the way. Keith talks about his proposed retirement in the feature, along with so much more, and Grantland also premiered the song that Keith recorded during that session, the DJ Junkaz Lou-produced “Spectrum.”
Watch the video for “Who’s The Man” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56p_CzwU8PE
Stream “Spectrum” here: http://soundcloud.com/junkadelic/kool-keith-spectrum
Or buy the single here: http://spectrumcity.bandcamp.com/
Read Keith’s Grantland feature here: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8178535/rap-greatest-weirdo-kool-keith-works-be-last-album