Kool Keith

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Is Riff Raff Serious?

    By: Jeff Weiss Riff Raff's hair is a crop circle of braids. His eyes are blue, dilated and deserted. Gold grills glint on his teeth. A boy-band-thin beard zigzags across his face. His chest and neck double as a tattooed billboard for MTV, BET, the NBA, Bart Simpson and Seagram's Seven. To complete ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Pornhub Penetrates the Record Industry With Help From Coolio

    Have you ever taken in a quiet evening at home, enjoying some pornography, when suddenly a song plays that deeply resonates with you and stays in your head for weeks? Popular adult entertainment website Pornhub is hoping that's the case and is looking to strengthen the bridge between porn and music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Five Things We Learned From the 1999 Source Awards

    This month marks 15 years since The 1999 Source Awards were broadcast nationwide on UPN. While at first glance it may seem inconsequential to note the anniversary of yet another award show, these particular Source Awards were a landmark event for many reasons. Recorded at Los Angeles' Pantages Theat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    10 Best OC Concerts on the First Day of Summer

    By mid-June, most people are already sweating and spending money like it's summertime. But we're here to remind you that the first day of the season doesn't officially start until June 21. That's why for the next few days, we suggest you save up those hangovers and do some planning. Specifically, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Tim Dog's Top Five Most Outrageous Songs

    Longtime hip-hop fans were saddened last week to hear of the passing of Bronx rapper Tim Dog. Always brash and entertaining, his cult classic 1991 album Penicillin On Wax and legendary feud with N.W.A. made him one of hip-hop's all time most memorable personas. The world was reminded of his greatnes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    My Inability To Schmooze Is Killing My Music Career!

    By: Jessica Hopper [Editor's Note: Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Five Porn Stars Who've Attempted Music Careers

    Earlier this week we examined both hip-hop artists who would make interesting adult film stars as well as rap stars who've actually attempted creating their own erotica. As shocking as that was, would you believe that plenty of porn's biggest names have actually attempted to crossover into music as ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2012

    Action Bronson

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Q&A: Ryan Nichols of Cat Party, Performing Saturday at Gypsy Lounge

    Editor's note: Here's the debut post from our new scribe Ali Lerman. She digs the OC Locals Only scene and is an open-minded music lover whose tastes range from Eddie Money to DJ Quik.Cat Party's Ryan Nichols will pull your chainFor a local band, Costa Mesa's Cat Party doesn't really fit into the ty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2009

    10 Questions with Kool Keith

    ​Kool Keith is a man of many mysteries, many personalities and, of course, many surprises. Since the twilight years of hip hop's Golden Era, Keith (aka Black Elvis, aka Dr. Octagon) has held the torch for rappers who dare to be different, and a little eccentric. You'll definitely get a taste of th ... More >>

  • Music

    February 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Last Night: The Faint, Kool Keith, Passion Pit at Grove of Anaheim

    Last Night: The Faint, Kool Keith, Passion Pit at the Grove of Anaheim, Nov. 3, 2008. Better Than: "The Jagermeister Music Tour" with Hinder, Trapt and Revelation Theory at the Grove the night before. Well, I'm sort of guessing, but I feel pretty confident. (How great is it that those bands are spo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2008

    Dynamic Duo

    The Faint and Kool Keith

  • Music

    March 20, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    InDELible: An Interview with Del the Funky Homosapien

    Del, in his more bizarre days. [We didn’t have space in the paper to run this feature by Ben Westhoff, but we think it’s worth posting on Heard Mentality in advance of West Coast underground-rap luminary Del’s appearance Wed. Feb. 20 at the Vault 350.] Richmond, California emcee Del The Fun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007

    Why Isn't There More Classic Rap Radio?

    Chuck D: Give this man a Classic Rap radio program, stat! Way back in 1991, I made a prediction that the airwaves would be saturated with Classic Rap Radio by the late '90s/early '00s. That sparkling future obviously hasn't come to pass. Although there are a few such stations on the 'Net (here and ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Cream of the Coachella Crop

    OC Weekly offers sage advice to maximize your festival dollar

  • Music

    February 8, 2007
  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    Get Out!

    June 1 - June 8: Skulls and Whiskey

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Get Out!

    May 25 - June 1: Heaven and Back

  • Unknown

    September 15, 2005

    Get a Little Weird

    This week in nightlife and more
    Sept. 15 - Sept. 22

  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    Alone in the Dark

    Never heard of Writers Block?

  • Columns

    January 27, 2005
  • Music

    January 20, 2005
  • Music

    December 16, 2004
  • Music

    September 9, 2004
  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    Anal Anarchists

    Bersuit Vergarabats music is a piece of crap

  • Music

    April 4, 2002
  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Raving In Wonderland

    Electronic music goes mainstream

  • Unknown

    January 25, 2001
  • Music

    August 26, 1999