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Kool Keith Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Kool Keith Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 67 kg
Date of Birth October 7, 1963
Zodiac Sign Libra
Eye Color Dark Brown

Kool Keith is an American rapper and record producer who is regarded as one of hip-hop’s most eccentric and unusual personalities. He was a cofounding member of the hip hop group Ultramagnetic MCs whose discography consists of albums and songs like Funk Your Head UpCritical BeatdownThe Best Kept SecretThe Four Horsemen, and Watch Your Back. Moreover, Kool Keith has also established himself as a solo artist and has released multiple albums and tracks including Dr. OctagonecologystSpankmasterBlack Elvis/Lost in Space, MatthewLove & DangerThe Return of Dr. OctagonFeature MagneticKeithTashan DorrsettComputer TechnologyDr. Dooom 2Demolition Crash, Nogatco Rd.Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day HorripilationEl Dorado DrivenController of TrapSaks 5th AveNo AwarenessI Don’t Believe YouPlastic World, 3000Break U Off/Takin’ It BackGorilla Driving a Pickup TruckTreesAliensDon’t Crush ItBlue FlowersEarth People, and First Come, First Served.

Born Name

Keith Matthew Thornton

Other Names

Kool Keith, Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, Black Elvis, Dr. Ultra, Crazy Lou, Poppa Large, Keith Korg, Dicky Long Docking, Platinum Rich, Underwear Pissy, Number One Producer, Reverand Tom, Mr. Nogatco, Rhythm X, Mr. Gerbik

Kool Keith as seen while performing in New Jersey in 2011
Kool Keith as seen while performing in New Jersey in 2011 (Jason Persse / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

South Bronx, Bronx, New York City, New York, United States

Residence

Bronx, New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

American

 

Occupation

Rapper, Record Producer

Genre

Hip Hop

Instruments

Vocals, Keyboard, Bass Guitar

Labels

Bulk Recordings, Funky Ass, Ruffhouse Records, Columbia Records, Threshold Recordings, Overcore, DMAFT Records, Insomniac, OCD International, Junkadelic Music, Mello Music Group

Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth had been $2 Million.

Build

Slim

Kool Keith pictured while performing at Mezzanine in San Francisco, California during the 2009 Noise Pop Festival
Kool Keith pictured while performing at Mezzanine in San Francisco, California during the 2009 Noise Pop Festival (Matthew.kowal / Matt Kowal / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Height

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Weight

67 kg or 147.5 lbs

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Kool Keith is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Abstract and surreal lyrics filled with non-sequiturs and profane humor

Kool Keith as seen at Harvest of Hope in 2010
Kool Keith as seen at Harvest of Hope in 2010 (Drew Coffman / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Kool Keith Facts

  1. With Ultramagnetic MCs, he released the group’s debut studio album Critical Beatdown on October 4, 1988, through Next Plateau Records and it included songs like Moe Luv’s ThemeWatch Me Now, When I BurnKool Keith Housing ThingsBreak NorthGive the Drummer Some, and Ain’t It Good to You. It peaked at #57 on the US Billboard Top Black Albums chart.
  2. On May 7, 1996, he released his debut solo studio album Dr. Octagonecologyst and it introduced the character of Dr. Octagon, a homicidal, extraterrestrial, time-traveling gynecologist and surgeon.
  3. Kool Keith’s 5th studio album Matthew was released on July 25, 2000, and it peaked at #36 on the US Independent Albums (Billboard) chart and at #47 on the US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard) chart.
  4. He claimed to have “invented horrorcore” in a 2007 interview.
  5. Regarding the relationship between himself and his various stage personalities, Keith has said, “I don’t even feel like I’m a human being anymore.”
  6. His 17th solo studio album Keith was released on July 12, 2019, and Paul Simpson of AllMusic wrote “Keith is simply another consistent, enjoyable album from one of rap’s true legends.”

Featured Image by Jason Persse / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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