Dr. Octagon > Deltron 3030
Everyone was blown away when they first heard 3030, especially the title track. Even my girl was on that shi
t. But, if you listen to each album time and time again, you'll come to the conclusion Dr. Octagon holds more replay value. This is a given, even at face value where you can't see it happening.
Dr. Octagon was very much under the radar for such a long time. It was hot when it first dropped back in '96, but then album sales surged once again after people heard about Dan the Automator's work on 3030, and how it was often compared to Dr. Octagon.
There's no question Kool Keith is the better emcee (when he wants to be!), but Dan the Automator's work IMO is as equally good on both album, difference being Dr. Octagon is a darker... creeper album and just better put together (DJ Q-Bert > Kid Koala).
Speaking of Kool Keith, Dr. Octagon is not pinnacle of work. Dr. Dooom is a less superior album production wise (KutMasta Kurt) - however lyrically this is vastly different from the space persona of Dr. Octagon, where Kool Keith takes it to the streets. To me, Dr. Dooom > Dr. Octagon.
Someone mentioned Project Polaroid. I've been banging that in the mornings since it came out. It's a shame many people don't know about it. Space 8000 is my shi
t. Loved Talk to the Romans, Diamond District, The Overviewer and Midwestern Shoe Calhoun.
Nogatco Rd (Dr. Octagon reversed) was also a very surprised Kool Keith release (in a good way!). Big Adventure and Different are just phenomenal and mind blowing.
I'm glad to see some fellow Kool Keith fans here too. Back on the old board before anyone really knew or gave a damn about Kool Keith, people would flame me for trying to preach about his music.
Sad thing is, Kool Keith has been innovating the rap game since the days of Ultramagnetic MCs... but all these "supposed" hip-hop heads here wouldn't know jack shi
t about that of course.
Yes, there is a world where someone can be a huge fan of both Lil Wayne and Kool Keith!