Keith Thornton

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Date of Birth October 7, 1966
Place of Birth The Bronx, New York
Age 54 years old
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Kool Keith

Keith Matthew Thornton, better known by his stage name Kool Keith, is an American rapper and record producer from The Bronx, New York known for his surreal, abstract and often profane or incomprehensible lyrics. Kool Keith has recorded prolifically both as a solo artist and in group collaborations. Kool Keith is generally considered to be one of hip-hop's most eccentric and unusual personalities. Kool Keith was a cofounding member of Ultramagnetic MCs, whose debut Critical Beatdown was released in 1988. After two more albums with the group, Funk Your Head Up and The Four Horsemen, Kool Keith released his critically acclaimed solo debut album, Dr. Octagonecologyst under the name Dr. Octagon in 1996. He subsequently released a series of further independently released hip hop albums, including Sex Style, First Come, First Served, and most recently Keith.

Birth name: Keith Matthew Thornton
Also known as: Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, Kool Keith, Black Elvis, Dr. Ultra, Crazy Lou, Poppa Large, Keith Korg, Dicky Long Docking, Platinum Rich
Born: October 7, 1963, South bronx
Origin: South Bronx, Bronx, New York, U.S.
Genres: Hip hop
Occupation(s): Rapper, producer
Instruments: Vocals, keyboard, bass guitar
Years active: 1984–present
Labels: Bulk Recordings, Funky Ass, Ruffhouse, Columbia, Threshold Recordings, Overcore, DMAFT Records, Insomniac, OCD International, Junkadelic Music
Associated acts: Ultramagnetic MCs, The Cenobites, Godfather Don, Tim Dog, KutMasta Kurt, Dan the Automator, Motion Man, Analog Brothers, Masters of Illusion, Jacky Jasper
Website: Kool Keith's Official site
Twitter: Kool Keith's Twitter profile
Facebook: Kool Keith's Facebook profile
IMDb: Kool Keith's IMDb
Spotify: Kool Keith's Spotify
iTunes: Kool Keith's iTunes

About Keith Thornton

Rapper who's gone by the names Kool Keith, Dr. Octagon, and Dr. Dooom, among several others. He's known for the albums Dr. Octagonecologyst, Black Elvis/Lost in Space, and Spankmaster.

Before Fame

He was a founding member of Ultramagnetic MCs, with whom he released Critical Beatdown, Funk Your Head Up, and The Four Horseman. He left after 1993 to pursue a solo career.


He's known for his eccentric and often vocal performances.

Family Life

He was born and raised in the Bronx.


He and Ice-T worked as part of a collaboration called Analog Brothers in the early 2000s.

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Latest information about Keith Thornton updated on February 27, 2021.

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