Kool Keith @ Atlantis  

written by Plus One - April 7th, 2004    
Show PhotoIs Keith really that c[k]ool? Well, once he was. Now? Not really. When a sold out crowd of fans who've paid thirty dollars wait for a show until quarter to one in the morning, which only lasts about forty minutes and is acceptable at best. I'd have to say not.

As the crowd became larger, the bitching increased. DJ Kut Korners had entertained us for a good hour with images from the film "Tron" projected behind him followed by another DJ (who although was very talented, wasn't an opening emcee, nor Keith) came for another DJ'ing set, the audience became antsy.

Billed on the flyer as Kool Keith with a couple of other artists, we were all expecting some opening performances and for Keith to grace the stage for an amazing show. Such was not the case.

When Keith finally made it to the stage with projected porn behind him, the crowds excitement reached a peak. The wait was over. Keith took control of his audience with hits from his Ultramagnetic days, "Black Elvis" and Dr. Octagon. He even took the time to freestyle arguably the worst freestyle I've heard. His set didn't last long and his stammering in-between songs was less than amusing.

As the set ended with his hype-man declaring, "We'll be around for a while, signing autographs and hanging wit y'all," the majority of the audience expressed their disappointment to one another. With plenty of time left until the club had to close, Keith really didn't impress many.

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