Dr. Octagon: Time-traveling killer gynecologist of underground hip-hop returns with ‘Flying Waterbed
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WARNING: Extremely catchy earwig ahead.

For the first time since 1996, the trio behind Dr. Octagonecologyst the classic and influential Kool Keith solo album have joined forces again. Dr. Octagon, a three-member group—Dan the Automator (Handsome Boy Modeling School, Deltron 3030, Gorillaz), DJ Qbert (Invisibl Skratch Piklz) and Keith—are back with their first video “Flying Waterbed” from the upcoming album Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripulation which is due out on April 6th via Dan the Automator’s Bulk Recordings. (Stream it now via NPR First Listen.)

“Flying Waterbed” shows that they were ready to pick right up where they left off, offering up an insanely catchy song with all of the silly, surreal wordplay Kool Keith is known for, with Qbert’s nearly superhuman technical skills and Dan Nakamura’s synthy sonics and production chops ably backing him up. The video wasn’t halfway over before I was thinking to myself “This song is going to be playing over and over in my head all weekend.”

The Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripulation album will be released April 6th digitally and on CD and double LP. All physical versions of the album include an exclusive 12th track “Aviator Hype.” The official artist store will be carrying a special limited edition version of the double LP, with only 1,000 copies printed worldwide on blood splattered vinyl and alternate gatefold album art.

Watch it, after the jump…

Posted by Richard Metzger
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A 7-year-old’s drawings of classic rap albums

Via the fantastic So Bad So Good blog comes word of the talented lad Yung Lenox, who at age 7 is filling his Instagram account with his own re-creations of classic hip hop album art, with some punk and metal in the mix as well. Now, I’ve never known a kid who didn’t love to draw, but this kid shows some promise a bit beyond his years. He’s also admirably prolific, and enterprising to boot—he has an online store where he’s selling prints of his work. There’s little else I could add but to question whether he’s even allowed to listen to any of these, but since that does little to illuminate the actual work, let’s just have a look at the images.

Raekwon, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx

Ice Cube, Amerikkkas Most Wanted

Dr. Octagon, Dr Octagonecologyst

2Pac, All Eyez on Me

A Tribe Called Quest, The Low End Theory

Slayer, Live: Decade of Aggression

Minor Threat, Minor Threat

2 Live Crew, As Nasty As They Wanna Be

Posted by Ron Kretsch
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