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December 5, 2013 7:25 PM   Subscribe

Little girl does karaoke to "Earth People" by Dr. Octagon (SLYT).
posted by escape from the potato planet (15 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
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I like it.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 7:49 PM on December 5, 2013


As Kool as this is—and the girl is clearly a young talented artist—frankly I'd be pretty well freaked out if my pre-tween daughter was singing Kool Keith lyrics.

I mean the album isn't called Dr Octagonecologyst for nothing.
posted by Mike Mongo at 8:05 PM on December 5, 2013


i was on the same flight as kool keith recently. he was a...challenging passenger for the flight attendants.
posted by Zerowensboring at 8:08 PM on December 5, 2013 [4 favorites]


He's been abducted by -YES- Aliens...

/trumpet scratch solo
posted by mannequito at 8:11 PM on December 5, 2013


Well, this is probably as good a place as any to fess up to the following.

A number of years ago, I was visiting some friends in Europe, with my DVX-100 in tow, and happened to hear that Kool Keith was playing a few towns over. I called up the concert promoters, played up my American accent, completely faked some press credentials and next thing you know I'm in a trailer, shaking in my boots, having landed a one-hour interview with Kool Keith backstage before the show. The footage has been sitting on a hard drive for years, untouched. I haven't even looked at it, but I should probably post it at some point. All I remember is he was wearing a Houston Astros that was three sizes too big. And he talked about Russia, Red Lobster and eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with Elton John, all in the same sentence. Obviously the best night of my life.

The things I wouldn't do on a bender. I can't think of any.
posted by phaedon at 8:30 PM on December 5, 2013 [12 favorites]


he was wearing a Houston Astros that was three sizes too big

Given that it's Kool Keith, I can actually believe it.
posted by googly at 8:36 PM on December 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


The marvel is not that the girl raps well, but that the girl raps at all.
posted by foobaz at 9:13 PM on December 5, 2013


"My helmet's on, you can't tell me I'm not in space" cracks me up every single time I hear it.
posted by Bookhouse at 9:40 PM on December 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


Well this is wonderful!

Gotta confess that I was very surprised by the look of the audience when the shot cut. Just a normal, supportive, suburban family encouraging this little girl rapping about how her 7XL has not been invented yet.

Side note: was that Shepherd Fairey sitting next to her?
posted by graphnerd at 9:45 PM on December 5, 2013


Side note: was that Shepherd Fairey sitting next to her?

No.
posted by Mike Mongo at 4:29 AM on December 6, 2013


phaedon, please do! That 98-year-old fridgerator interview starts to lose its magic after the dozenth viewing.
posted by STFUDonnie at 5:06 AM on December 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


phaedon, please do! That 98-year-old fridgerator interview starts to lose its magic after the dozenth viewing.

Oh my God, I've never seen that, that was so funny. It works really good when you have him just talk endlessly about something completely random.

So ok, I'll go ahead and blow up my own spot, at the time this was shot, a few of his comments were edited together; since that takes 5 minutes to upload, I'll post that. He comes off like the hip hop professor during the interview, and looking over the source footage there is a lot more of that that didn't end up in this clip. Basically him eating finger sandwiches and talking about how fake Hollywood is. Enjoy! In case there are any big fans out there, this really should be edited by a non-teenager.

In retrospect, it sounds like he is somewhat resentful at how successful Dr. Octagon was, that is, how much it defined his career, and when he's talking about working with Elton John and Quincy Jones, he's talking about other peoples' expectations, but at the time I think everyone thought he was being serious. Flying to Florida for the kick drum? Daaamn..
posted by phaedon at 7:15 AM on December 6, 2013 [5 favorites]


Oh wow, thanks for that! My face now hurts from laughing so hard.

"Then we flew up north to get the snare from Montreal Canada" LOL
posted by STFUDonnie at 12:44 PM on December 6, 2013


"You don't see Freddy Krueger driving around in his Benz dressed up like Freddy Krueger"
posted by phaedon at 12:49 PM on December 6, 2013


Sounds like she has a bad case of moose bumps.
posted by christhelongtimelurker at 1:32 PM on December 6, 2013


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