Way back in 1996, Kool Keith, Dan the Automator, and DJ Qbert blew everyone's minds with their project, Dr. Octagon and the album Dr. Octagonecologyst. It was some of the most unique hip hop that had ever been heard, before or since. Dr. Octagon just released that one album. Every so often there would be rumors of a follow up, but nothing ever came of those.
Until yesterday. We have a new album, Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation, due out in April, and a new song, "Octagon Octagon." The song is fantastic. It's the type of hip hop I've been missing and craving for 22 years. Somehow Kool Keith works the word "octagon" into virtually every line, a feat literally only he could pull off. We had no idea this album was actually coming, and now we don't think we can wait for this to be released.
You can listen to "Octagon Octagon" over at The Fader. Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation, the new album from Dr. Octagon, will be out April 6 on Bulk Recordings.