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Keith Thornton, New York, USA. Under his Dr. Octagon pseudonym, hip-hop conceptualist and vocalist Kool Keith brilliantly rejected the genres appetite for brutal (supposed) reality, adopting the persona of a colour-shifting alien from Jupiter with a brain that glowed yellow, black, red, green and purple. Although the former member of Ultramagnetic MCs had created one of hip-hops most genuinely intriguing personas on 1996s Dr. Octagonecologyst, Dr. Octagon was terminated on the opening track of 1999s First Come, First Served, Kool Keiths debut under the Dr. Dooom alter ego. The same years Black Elvis/Lost In Space introduced a further alter-ego for Thornton: the rapper described the album as a 100% Kool Keith project and (his wig-wearing) Black Elvis as Dr. Doooms younger brother. The frequent changes of alter egos and personalities (on 1997s porn-sampling Sex Style, Thornton had adopted the persona...