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Dr. Octagon

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Dr. Octagon is one of those personas that musicians create, often with elaborate backstories — in this case it’s the sexy, sensual, inventive, and funny as fuck rapper Kool Keith. Dr. Octagon, a time-traveling gynecologist from Jupiter, was killed by Dr. Doom, then briefly revived, only to be killed again by Dr. Doom. Got it? Good. Since 1996, Keith has been using great internal rhymes, and before that he released two albums as part of the group Ultramagnetic MCs. Keith claims to have invented horrorcore rap, and while that can’t be definitively proven, he’s more than pretty good — you might even call him the George Clinton of whatever it is he does.

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