Kool Keith-Keith’s Salon
The hip-Hop legend and founding member of the Ultramagnetic MC’s drops his latest no holds barred, opus.
Written with a libidinal urgency that has come to characterize Kool Keith’s legendary lyricism, “Keith’s Salon” explores our current obsessions with luxury, beauty, and notoriety. But rather than fetishize the beautiful dum-dums who walk red carpets in black Prada gowns,
Kool Keith’s most recent studio album shifts our attention to the work and workers that underpin our fantasies of American excess and the good life.
As such, the album is also a timely meditation, during quarantine, on the economic precarity many of us now find ourselves in. Having doubled-up with Triple Parked, the production team of avant-techno maven Bruno Pronsato and Benjamin Jay, “Keith’s Salon” moves between halcyon sonics and atonal warlord dystopia, while keeping beats minimal for Kool Keith to spread extra ketchup on the hamburger. An album at once topical and futuristic, lush and bizarre, “Keith’s Salon” is about the business of making people beautiful. It’s time to work.
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