Win Tickets ($40): Kool Keith @ Hawthorne Theater | Dr. Octagon, Black Elvis, Horrorcore Hip-Hop

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Kool Keith tonight at the Hawthorne Theater in SE Portland. To win, EMAIL your name and why you would like to attend to pdxpipeline @ gmail dot com. Contest ends at 3:30PM PST.

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Kool Keith
Friday, March 27th, 2012
7pm doors, 8pm show | $16 ADV / $20 DOS

Hawthorne Theater
1507 SE 39th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
More info/Tickets:

Kool Keith, a.k.a. Dr. Octagon, Black Elvis, and a pioneer purveyor of horrorcore hip-hop, is a household hip-hop name. Hailing from The Bronx, Keith co-founded the seminal rap group Ultramagnetic MCs before pursuing a slew of solo and collaborative projects with the likes of Ice-T, Kutmasta Kurt, and DJ Qbert. With critically acclaimed albums like Dr. Octaconecologyst and Spankmaster already under his belt, Kool Keith is poised to release his upcoming album, Love & Danger on June 5th in 2012.

An original member of New York’s new-school pioneers the Ultramagnetic MCs, Thornton is best known as a solo rapper. His signature style is stream-of-consciousness lyrical flow and complex vocals, two skills that earn him a perennial nod from the underground hip-hop community. The average Kool Keith album is peppered with bizarre, disjointed, even delusional or disassociated themes, concepts, and references. Nearly all of his albums incorporate a satirical dislike for more commercialized strains of hip-hop, as well as major record labels.

Thornton’s early career and lyrics with the Ultramagnetic MCs often referenced his time as a patient of Bellevue, a psychiatric hospital, where he was treated for depression. Keith later claimed that his claims to having been a mental patient in Bellevue were only inside jokes which he perpetrated on a far too gullible media. (Claims of Keith Matthew Thornton being committed to Bellevue have been authenticated.) With Ultramagnetic, his abstract style developed, maturing in songs like “Poppa Large.” He was probably the first rapper to create multiple aliases for himself. Full biography/Tickets:

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5 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Kool Keith @ Hawthorne Theater | Dr. Octagon, Black Elvis, Horrorcore Hip-Hop

  1. JaredW March 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    Looks like I might be the only one to enter. Hope I win. I love some rap. He’s got flow

  2. Jareddy March 23, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    although I only listened to dr. octagon, send me to kool keith

  3. JaredW March 23, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    I entered earlier, but gave the wrong email. if I won please send it to this one with the “my”

  4. Rebecca March 23, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    If I’m not too late I’d love a hip hop show!

  5. steady1 March 24, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    O.M.G. this is THE show to see–thanks for the chance at tix!

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