Octagonecologyst is the debut solo studio album by American rapper and Ultramagnetic MCs member Kool Keith, who released the album under the alias Dr. Octagon. A shorter version of the album, titled Dr. Octagon, was released on May 7, 1996, on Bulk Recordings in the United States and Mo' Wax in the United Kingdom. The full album was later released by DreamWorks Records in 1997 under the title Dr. Octagonecologyst
Octagon was released on Bulk Recordings in the United States and Mo' Wax in the United Kingdom, while the full-version was released on DreamWorks Records. The two versions also have varying tracklists-tracks were removed from and added to the final version. It’s hard to exaggerate the role that Kool Keith’s debut solo album as Dr. Octagon played in revitalizing underground hip-hop. It certainly didn’t bring the scene back to life single-handedly, but it attracted more attention than any non-mainstream rap album in quite a while, thanks to its inventive production and Keith’s bizarre,.
The positive reception for Dr. Octagon caught the attention of Dan Nakamura, aka Dan the Automator. Keith and Automator wound up doing a couple albums’ worth of collaborations in ’95 and 1996-a host of their bicoastal boom-bap joints can be heard on the after-the-fact collection A (Much) Better Tomorrow -but it’s Dr. Octagonecologyst that really shook people up. Hip-hop could be weird, but how.
Listen free to Dr. Octagon – Dr. Octagonecologyst (Intro, 3000 and more). Dr. Octagonecologyst is the debut solo album of American rapper Keith Thornton and the first album he released under the alias Dr. It was released May 6, 1996, on Bulk Recordings in the United States and Mo' Wax in the United Kingdom, and re-released in the US on DreamWorks Records in 1997. Octagonecologyst was produced by Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and featured the work of turntablist DJ Qbert. KutMasta Kurt provided additional production work.
Octagon is a persona created and used by American rapper Keith Matthew Thornton, better known as Kool Keith. Thornton performed and released two albums under the alias.
Discography 1996: Dr. Octagonecologyst 1997: Sex Style 1999: First Come, First Served 1999: Black Elvis/Lost in Space 2000: Matthew 2001: Spankmaster 2004: Diesel Truckers (with KutMasta Kurt) 2006: Nogatco Rd. 2006: Project Polaroid (with TomC3) 2006: The Return of Dr. Octagon 2008: Dr. Dooom 2 2009: Tashan Dorrsett.
Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). Amazing album that holds up well, Keith has a FallFlow" and the beats are amazing, Classic Boom Bap with esoteric samples, the Automator gave Keith a lot of breathing space on this album. 2 people found this helpful.