Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sex Style

I shouldn't have to explain to you how Kool Keith is the greatest, most gifted emcee in the game. I shouldn't have to remind you how this prolific eccentric genius is miles ahead of his competition at all times. Sex Style was Keith's 1997 album, his first solo effort after leaving Ultramagnetic MCs. Sex Style pushed boundaries in production, lyricism, and flow. It is a mindblowing accomplishment on all fronts that maybe turned a lot people off because of the cover art and title. At the albums onset, a Rudy Ray Moore sample establishes Keith as one who sympathizes with mack, pimp, and ho.The title track is a sleazy, sinister boast that mentions bestiality, indecent exposure, water sports, rim jobs, transexuals, masturbation, S&M, Madonna, all while KK explains why he is ultimately better than you. This sets the tone for the rest of Sex Style. Keith makes it a point to push forth two main points: He likes kinky sex and he is the best rapper in the world. Kool Keith also lays out his distaste for the industry in the track "Plastic World." More boasts, more deviant sexual behavior, more hooks, more beats, and Sex Style is over in an hour like a seedy encounter at the Sunset Gardens motel.


24 comments:

blacktooth said...

Dude, I don't even need to snatch this from you, cause I've already been molested by it. But, damn. "Lovely Lady." Are you kidding me? So good, and so good to see it posted along side hate-noise and epic metal.... right where it belongs.

Anonymous said...

classic

JottEff said...

Is that chick on the cover Spontaneous XXXtasy?

T. Garrett said...

Fuck yes! I love Keith, but haven't listened to this one in years. Don't crush it when you sit up on it!

TMM said...

Motherfuckin' right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

winston95 said...

Great post - awesome album. Have you checked out his Dr. Octagon stuff - very solid. And I gotta say, that is the smallest Parental Advisory label I have ever seen - what's the point?

voidd said...

HAHAHA, YES!!!! Ive been listening to this album for years, along with my band of black/death metal fanatic friends. No one matches kool keith. Alot of his albums are hit or miss, but if you like this then check out "First come, First Served".

Mike said...

I love, love this album! It's one of Keith's best! To me, the essential Keith is:

Ultramagnetic MC's - Critical Beatdown
The Cenobites - s/t
Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonycologist
Kool Keith - Sex Stye
Dr. Dooom - First Come, First Served
Kool Keith - Black Elvis / Lost in Space

psychedelic satan said...

This album is great, I'm mostly familiar with the Dr. Octagon stuff, but hey Kool Keith can't really go wrong anywhere he turns.

Todd said...

Kool Keith discussing the contents of his refrigerator:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66OQ-GPYfCE

What a cool maniac.

Grk! said...

Feel like a dick for only having the Dr. Octagon LP (the Mo'wax vinly with the green severed limb on the cover, mind you) & a rip of the first Ultramagnetic MCs (found the LP in a charity shop, but it was too scratched to play properly). Cheers!

kris138 said...

only really know dr octagon, looking forward to hearing this

Anonymous said...

Yes! Ive been wanting this recently. Me and my buddy used to listen to this in Sac in our trailer. Keith is King.

Earl said...

Hey Aesop, how about 'Spankmaster'?

T. Garrett said...

People NEED to check out that Cenobites lp too, especially if you're already down with Ultramagnetic

kevinass said...

he put out one called Idea of a Master Piece last year(!) that is fukkkin great, really edgy,on the avant garde side of the street... and you cant even get it on amazon!! I stole/downloaded it from some blog...couldnt buy it if I wanted to!

Anthony said...

This reminds me again, of sittin in yer room with Mr.Luv smoking cigarettes and giggling! Thnx Sop!!!

elricho said...

ooooh-lick my asshole baby..

This might be one of my fave kool keith things next to the dr. dooom joint.

The Mayor said...

One of my favorite albums ever. Classic in every sense.

Deathsnake said...

excellent album. matthew is another one of his better albums that rarely gets mention and im not terribly sure why....

Aesop. I really love the blog you have here and have been following it a few weeks now. Just wanted to comment on something and say thanks for dropping theses gems. My bandmates and I are constantly listening to something or other i grabbed off here.

once ya go FLAC ya never go back said...

Black Elvis, Ultra with Tim Dog and Octagonecologyst are me faves. Yess Just found Octagonecologyst in FLAC! Lossless is the choice for me.

Diesel Trucker said...

On a later album K.K. disses Pushead. Think it is Dr Dooom-First Come First Served. Something about not needing Joe Neckbone to do cover art. Keith does cameo on the Prodigy album The Fat of the Land on the track diesel power. He is also on Dan the Automator's album, Motion Man, Project Polaroid with Ice-T, Office Space soundtrack. Check out Ultra with Tim Dog of fuck Compton fame if you have not it is from the same time period as Octagonecologyst and has some great sex skits, space galaxy trip hop and rap industry disses ever recorded.

WayNe said...

Good shit, KK is one of my faves, well all of his stuff really. But Matthew is my favorite release of his, that shit is just mean as hell.

WayNe

Nick said...

I got this when it dropped, forgot how good it was.. Thanks for the post. Keep it up! Cheers!