Kool Keith is known as a co-founding member of renowned hip-hop act Ultramagnetic MCs, and an even lengthier and uncompromisingly weird solo career in which he has taken up a number of aliases and personas and collaborated with countless emcees while seeming to continually perfect and expand upon an inimitable style full of surreal and fantastic tangents, grimly violent and nightmarish imagery, and a rare ability to effortlessly switch perspective, moods, point of views — sometimes within the same song. Future Magnetic, the prolific Bronx-based emcee’s forthcoming effort is slated for a September 16, 2016 release through Mello Music Group and has the renowned and uncompromising strange emcee and producer collaborating with the likes of Ras Kass, Atmosphere‘s Slug, MF Doom and Dirt Nasty.
“World Wide Lamper”Future Magnetic‘s latest single is a collaboration that consists of the incredibly dexterous Kool Keith trading bars full of braggadocio, couplets that with insane punchlines that touch upon pop culture, the profane, the grisly violent, and the surreal with B.A.R.S. Murre and Dirt Nasty over a menacingly sparse and hypnotic production consisting of twinkling synths and subtle yet propulsive drum programming. Listening to this track should remind all listeners of several things — that Kool Keith is one of the most inventive and challenging emcees around; and that everything receiving airplay on your local multinational conglomerate hip-hop station is complete bullshit.