Kool Keith braves the elements to get back to Will's Pub for a make-up show

by

comment
gal_kool_keith.jpg
After a tornado delay last month that left him stranded in an airport, Mr. Gerbik, aka Rhythm X, aka Dr. Octagon, aka Black Elvis, aka Kool Keith, is set to play his rescheduled Orlando show. Kool Keith is an MC among MCs: a legend, an innovator and a 30-year veteran of hip-hop and the music biz. He’s one of the few artists from the Golden Age of rap to remain active and relevant due to his various guises, musical collaborations and his trademark warped sci-fi themes and XXXplicit lyrics. Keith’s career began in the late ’80s with the Bronx collective Ultramagnetic MC’s. Together they scored an avalanche of classics that serve to this day as a blueprint for hip-hop. Keith and the Ultras gained global underground recognition for their work and among their contemporaries – like Marley Marl, Native Tongues and KRS-One – were sought out for production work, and had the good fortune to appeal to the burgeoning alternative and electronic crowd that kick-started the cult of Kool Keith. 


with DJ Nigel John | 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 27 | Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | willspub.org | $16-$20

Tags

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.