Kool Keith Shows He Can Still Deliver Critical Beatdowns On A New Dr. Octagon Song (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it’s ever been. Not only are we able to go back and listen to all of our favorites, at the click of a button, there is also a ton of great music still being made by artists, young and veteran alike…if you know where to look.

To help with that task, we’ve created two playlists. One features more recent music—songs that have been released within the last year or so—while the other is throwback, focused on the 1980s and ’90s. We update each of these playlists regularly, so, if you like what you hear, subscribe to follow us on Spotify.

Last month, Dr. Octagon, the collective of Kool Keith, Dan The Automator, and DJ QBert, set the Hip-Hop world abuzz when they announced they were re-forming to release their first album as a full unit in 20 years. Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation will be released on April 6, via Bulk Recordings, and will feature only one guest appearance, courtesy of Del The Funky Homosapien. Today (March 2), Keith, Dan and QBert return with a new song that re-affirms they have all they need, within. On “Area 54,” one of Keith’s most straight-forward performances in years, he shows that he is still very capable of issuing lyrical critical beatdowns.

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In addition to new Dr. Octagon, the playlist features recent music from Phonte, Black Milk, Logic, Evidence, Nipsey Hussle, ScHoolboy Q, CZARFACE & MF DOOM, Rae Sremmurd, LG, Drake, Jericho Jackson, Skyzoo, PRhyme, and a host of others.