Album: Dr. Octagonecologyst

Kool Keith and his compatriots' Dr. Octagon project hit at the exactly right time. Produced by underground legend Dan the Automator (with scratches from Invisibl Skratch Piklz DJ Qbert), Keith was able to fully let his freak flag fly, writing a space-y, sex-filled trek through the diabolical mind of Dr. Octagon, an intergalactic gynecologist. Seriously, this happened, but this weird album with an unheard of premise found a way to blend in trip-hop, psychedelic landscapes, and Keith’s unorthodox everything into one of the most captivating albums for heads who loved the pillars of hip-hop but were also truly disturbed individuals. “Blue Flowers,” the album’s third single, showcased three artists at the top of their respective crafts daring to be VERY different. 3000!!! —khal