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Performer: Dr. Octagon
Genre: Hip hop
Title: Dr. Octagon
MP3 album size: 1345 mb
FLAC album size: 2531 mb
Released: 1996


General Hospital0:27
Bear Witness3:01
Blue Flowers3:16
Dr. Octagon4:38
Earth People (Earth Planet Mix)4:43
Technical Difficulties2:55
I Got To Tell You0:49
A Visit To The Gynecologyst2:21
Girl Let Me Touch You3:40
Biology 1015:01
No Awareness4:57
Waiting List (DJ Shadow / Automator Mix)6:43
Half Shark Half Alligator Half Man4:53
Elective Surgery0:56
I'm Destructive3:42
Wild And Crazy4:27
On Production2:45
Earth People4:47


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009212357018Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagon ‎(2xLP, Album)Bulk Recordings009212357018US1996
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MW046CD, 540 530-2Dr. Octagon Ecologyst ‎(CD, Album)Mo Wax, Mo WaxMW046CD, 540 530-2UK1996
540 530 - 2Dr. Octagon Ecologyst ‎(CD, Album)Mo Wax540 530 - 2Europe1996
MW064LPDr. Octagon Instrumentalyst (Octagon Beats) ‎(2xLP, Album)Mo WaxMW064LPUK1996
MW064CDDr. Octagon Instrumentalyst : [Octagon Beats] ‎(CD, Album)Mo WaxMW064CDUK1996
MW064Dr. Octagon Instrumentalyst ‎(Cass, Album, Promo)Mo WaxMW064UK1996
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DRMC-50021Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst ‎(Cass, Album, RE)DreamWorks RecordsDRMC-50021US1997
DRMD-50022Dr. Octagon Instrumentalyst (Octagon Beats) ‎(CD, Album)DreamWorks RecordsDRMD-50022US1997
DRMD-50022Dr. Octagon Instrumentalyst (Octagon Beats) ‎(CD, Album)DreamWorks RecordsDRMD-50022US1997
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75002Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst ‎(2xLP, Album, RE)75 Ark75002US2001
75003Dr. Octagon Instrumentalyst ‎(2xLP, RE)75 Ark, Bulk Recordings75003US2001
OCTLP 3010Dr. Octagon Instrumentalyst ‎(2xLP, Unofficial)Not On LabelOCTLP 3010US2001
B0021568-01Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, 3D )Geffen Records, UMeB0021568-01US2014
B0025194-04Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst ‎(Cass, Album, RE, Yel)Geffen RecordsB0025194-04US2016
GET 58010Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagon ‎(3xLP, Ltd, TP)Get On DownGET 58010US2017
GET 58010-ST1, B0025960-01, GET 58010-LPDr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst Deluxe ‎(2xLP, Album, RE + LP, Comp + Box)Get On Down, DreamWorks Records, DreamWorks Records, Bulk Recordings, Universal Music Special Markets, Get On DownGET 58010-ST1, B0025960-01, GET 58010-LPUS2017
MW046LPDr. Octagon Dr. Octagon ‎(3xLP, Album, RE)Mo WaxMW046LPUKUnknown
B0021568-01Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst ‎(2xLP, Album, RE)Geffen Records, UMeB0021568-01USUnknown
DRMD-50021Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst ‎(CD, Album, RP)DreamWorks Records, Bulk RecordingsDRMD-50021USUnknown
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Octagonecologyst is the debut solo studio album by American rapper and Ultramagnetic MCs member Kool Keith, who released the album under the alias Dr. Originally titled Dr. Octagon, it was released on May 7, 1996, on Bulk Recordings in the United States and Mo' Wax in the United Kingdom. The album was later reissued with a different track listing by DreamWorks Records in 1997 under the title Dr. The album was produced by Dan The Automator Nakamura and featured the work. Octagon is a persona created and used by American rapper Keith Matthew Thornton, better known as Kool Keith. First appearing on Thornton's 1996 debut solo album, Dr. The album examines the impersonaldelusionalauthoritarian aspects of institutionsbureaucracies using the general hospital and psych ward as main metaphor. The hyper-love of new technologies is also a theme. Thornton performed and released two albums under the alias. The character was murdered by Dr. Dooom on. Octagonecologyst is the 1997 full-length version of 1996s Dr. Octagon was released on Bulk Recordings in the United States and Mo' Wax in the United Kingdom, while the full-version was released on DreamWorks Records. The two versions also have varying tracklists-tracks were removed from and added to the final version. Its hard to exaggerate the role that Kool Keiths debut solo album as Dr. Octagon played in revitalizing underground hip-hop. Songs in album Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst 1996. Octagon - Intro. Octagon - 3000. Octagon - I Got To Tell You. Octagon - Earth People. Octagon - No Awareness. Octagon - Real Raw. Octagon - General Hospital. Octagon - Blue Flowers. Octagon - Technical Difficulties. Octagon - A Visit To The Gynecologyst. Octagon throughout, even if his dissociative, Thelonious Monk-timing bars are consistent with his other guises. Few MCs have been as comfortable in their absurdity, their convention-trashing, or their absolute fearlessness in trying new things on the mic. The additions to this reissue of Dr. Octagonecologyst dont dilute that feeling, either. The three previously unreleased tracks are in keeping with the albums space-perv aesthetic: Astro Embalming Fluid sews together headknock beats, silver-plated synth burbles, and manic mid-freakout astronaut lyrics. Octagonecologyst - Dr. Discography 1996: Dr. Octagonecologyst 1997: Sex Style 1999: First Come, First Served 1999: Black ElvisLost in Space 2000: Matthew 2001: Spankmaster 2004: Diesel Truckers with KutMasta Kurt 2006: Nogatco Rd. 2006: Project Polaroid with TomC3 2006: The Return of Dr. Octagon 2008: Dr. Dooom 2 2009: Tashan Dorrsett. Listen free to Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst Intro, 3000 and more. 20 tracks 67:11. Octagonecologyst is the debut solo album of American rapper Keith Thornton and the first album he released under the alias Dr. It was released May 6, 1996, on Bulk Recordings in the United States and Mo' Wax in the United Kingdom, and re-released in the US on DreamWorks Records in 1997. Octagonecologyst was produced by Dan The Automator Nakamura and featured the work of turntablist DJ Qbert. KutMasta Kurt provided additional production work. The artwork for Dr. Octagon Articles and Media. News 2. Kool Keith Announces First Dr. by: Noah Yoo. February 16 2018. Kool Keith and Dan the Automator Announce Dr. Octagon Box Set. by: Michelle Kim. March 6 2017. Octagon is one of Kool Keith's many alter egos. His initial release as Dr. Octagon was 1996's Dr. Octagonecologyst, on which he collaborated with Dan The Automator Nakamura and DJ QBert. After the name was dropped in favour of Dr. Dooom, it was widely believed that it wouldn't be used again until the release of 2006's The Return of Dr. Octagon, which Keith maintains was changed and released without his consent. The original album achieved critical acclaim and was a springboard for Dan The Automator's young career, but Dan the Automator and Keith reporte read more

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Listen to music from Dr. Octagon like Blue Flowers, Earth People & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Dr. Octagon is one of Kool Keith's many alter egos. His initial release as Dr. Octagon was 1996's Dr. Octagonecologyst, on which he collaborated with Dan The Automator Nakamura and DJ QBert. After the name was dropped in favour of Dr. Dooom, it was widely believed that it wouldn&x read more. Octagon is a persona created and used by American rapper Keith Matthew Thornton, better known as Kool Keith. First appearing on Thornton's 1996 debut solo album, Dr. The album examines the impersonaldelusionalauthoritarian aspects of institutionsbureaucracies using the general hospital and psych ward as main metaphor. The hyper-love of new technologies is also a theme. Thornton performed and released two albums under the alias. The character was murdered by Dr. Dooom on. Best songs and music of artist Dr. Download mp3, listen online for free, on your phone or computer. Octagonecologyst, Dr. Octagon is an extraterrestrial time traveling gynecologist and surgeon from the planet Jupiter. Dooom on Thornton's 1999 album First Come, First Served, and was briefly revived before once again being killed on Thornton's 2008 album Dr. Dooom 2, in response to the release of The Return of Dr. Octagon, an album largely produced without Thornton's involvement. Octagon represented the first truly new, genuine alternative to commercial hip-hop since the Native Tongues' heyday. It appealed strongly to alternative audiences who'd grown up with rap music, but simply hadn't related to it since the rise of gangsta. Moreover, it predated seminal releases by Company Flow, Black Star, and the Jurassic 5, helping those groups get the attention they deserved, and reinvented Keith as a leader of the new subterranean movement. Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей Dr. Girl Let Me Touch You. Most of you will remember his drawings for the singles and merchandise to the 1988 album . And Justice For All by Metallica, devotees of his Hardcore Punk band Septic Death, innovative concerning speed and packaging. Octagon - Слушайте Dr. Stream Dr. Octagonecologyst by Dr. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist Sample. I've been waiting years to get a copy of this classic gem and today I finally got it I remember listening to it for hours when going through my first years in college. Octagon is but one of many of Kool Keiths alter egos. Under the Dr. Octagon moniker, his to Dr. 51 Tracks. Stream Tracks and Playlists from Dr. Octagon on your desktop or mobile device. Let your audience know what to hear first. Learn more about Pro. OctagonPro Unlimited. Popular tracks. Kool Keith AKA Dr. Octagon, is most renowned for being in the seminal, old school NYC hip hop trio, Ultramagnetic MCs. Hailing straight out of the mean side


Mine has a mispress in which the skit Elective Surgery happens twice in a row. Still brilliant though! My personal Sgt. Pepper, and the Naked Lunch of rap.
Hey Kurt, any chance to have a picture of the cassette please ? I’m really curious about it, thanks.HD
Some notable differences from the Mo' Wax//Dreamworks and following re-releases:Mo Wax version:-different artwork, altered tracklisting which includes the "Earth people" remix from the original '95 vinyl-halfsharkalligatorman is a hidden track on this version, with extended intro lifted from the 1994 film Cabin Boy-Melenik solos "On Production" and "Biology 101" are both present in this version- No awareness contains the closing sample from the 1992 film braindead-I'm destructive ends with a short instrumental loop at the end before finishing-Technical difficulties samples the Twilight zoneDreamwork version (also 2017 remastered version 3 LP version):-issued with recognizable Pushead art, and different artwork altogether-Biology 101/on production are all removed in this version- extra interlude ("1977") and Real raw are added to this version-halfsharkalligatorman has the cabin boy dialogue removed and segues from elective surgery where "On production" would've been.- No awareness Braindead dialogue is removed.-Technical difficulties issued with an entirely different beat, although parts of the twilight zone are still present- has Blue Flowers (revisited) as a closing trackInstrumentalyst version:- different artwork, surigical mask up, Mo Wax has green skeleton hand- some of the instrumentals have been remade or have extra parts added, such as blue flowers and no awareness having a flute present which wasn't on the original and 3000 having bongos.-Mo wax version has different song titles-Bear Witness is the extended remixed version originally from the Earth People vinyl.-On Production has some unknown sci-fi dialogue played at the start-neither versions has "halfshark.." as a instrumental.
New entry on the NME's Indle LPs chart, 18 May 1996.
Is there a poster in this release or is the lenticular cover what is referred to as a poster? My copy didn’t have a poster and another comment suggests there is no poster.
Remember the 90s? Hip Hop had been discovered and engaged by major labels almost 10 years ago. This project in contrast has been accomplished independently, right at the emerging late 90s back packer indie hip hop scene. Almost everything has been said about the brilliancy of an ill MC on its height: Kool Keith, the man of a thousand identities, who has called himself Rhythm X, Big Willie Smith, Sinister 6000 and HalfSharkHalfAlligatorMan. Still I think the magic of this album originates from the collaboration of the artists... the best from different worlds:- Kool Keith (Bronx, NYC): for sure one of the illest of the mid 80s emerging so called "new school" era of MCs, with his unique porn-fueled outer-space battle lyrics not giving a flying f&*# who he might have pissed off lately. For an example check out the track "Yo Black" on Ultra's 93 album "The Four Horsemen" with the line "How can you put up a fox against an alligator?" aiming the Flavor Unit and their MC Freddie Foxxx, who has answered with "Crazy Like A Foxxx (The Beef Is On)". Another thing to menation was the unspeakable east coast / west coast beef which lead the media to concentrate on the involved cities NYC and LA. Back then just a few people seem to have recognized the creativity of the bay area and the independent scene of the west. On "Plastic World" he said: "In fact I pack my bags, and listened to E-40, Mac Mall, C-Bo, and other rappers you don't know, you're narrow-minded in styles of mine, you won't find it!" and on "27 Shots" from his "Matthew" album he claims: "They try to say California is plastic, I think New York got the most plastic niggas too!"- Dan The Automator (San Fransico, CA): Unfortunately I can't say a lot about the producer, although it's obviously a project conceived by the then unknown and innovative San Francisco originating Automator, to be released on his own indie label "Bulk Recordings". Anyway, if you love this album, you should at least give a try to its year 2000 kind of successor called Deltron 3030.- DJ Q-Bert (San Fransico, CA): A DJ...? No, THE DJ who innovated the game like nobody else later. He elevated the DJ from a servant who just plays records to a musician who now uses his turntable decks as an instrument, who creates new sounds, later called "Turntablism" by another DJ called Babu. This guy is really unbelievable! Check out any videos to see his feel of how to handle the vinyl! You will immediately recognize the effort, the perfection and the exceptional talent behind.- Pushead (San Fransico, CA): Why does everyone forget to give the graphic genius of Pushead credits? Well, that's because artwork rarely gets credit and because he has previously been known for his contribution to guitar music mainly like thrash metal or hardcore/crust punk and his label called "Pushmort". Most of you will remember his drawings for the singles and merchandise to the 1988 album "...And Justice For All" by Metallica, devotees of his Hardcore Punk band "Septic Death", innovative concerning speed and packaging.
Disk is a super talented genius in his own unique way... so different & the best at what he does in his own world. I love how he makes up his own rules! We all wanna hear him make some more magic. Let's all pray Dj Disk never stops making more new releases... if you can find his first album, cop that shit! It's really ahead of it's time... last I heard was that he is working on some dope new stuff! Can't wait
Sorry but Dj Disk is the one who elevated the game in the Turntablism world and a Super monster musician who not only taught Qbert but is the one responsible for creating the word Turntablist ,Not Babu , know your history. Disk in the game since 1977 ,, longest career of any scratch musician on the planet and has contributed more than any scratch musican in history ,, that's because he is the first Turntablist in music history,,
Earth People (Instrumental) ... Is this the darker version with that spaced out gnarly bassline?
My album art is crisp but becomes a bit blurry just over a portion of the skull he’s holding. Runouts match this release but I’m worried it’s a bootleg. Anyone know anything about this? I also own the box set and that doesn’t get blurry around the skull. Let me know people. Thanks
Which versions have the Twilight Zone sample and Braindead Sample and which do not?I noticed some older version had a sample from Braindead/Dead Alive in No Awareness,while some newer didnt.
I've listed the differences between the three releases here, peace!
My copy has the A/B labels on both records. There are visible dimples and other minor defects on the records as well. Anyone else have this issue?
I can only comment on mine but they don’t have the A and B on both. And they seem to be unblemished. Sorry mate. I have the blurry issue outlined above so seems like this was a pretty dodgy release. ORRRR we both have bootlegs. Very frustrating.
At least 60% of the original album's importance reside in the making of the instrumental part which is patented in here, so good it is that it was released without vocals. Some say these beats are among the best ever done in the genre and it is quite right to affirm that, they stand alone without the vocals and impress with the technique and dedication employed. Truth is this album is simply among the best ever done in hip-hop history and even if some say raping is essential for its appreciation, no raping can be done without exceptional accompaniment.Curious to notice that Mr Doom has never equal anything remotely as good as this.
But you got the message ain't?Thanks for the nazi grammar though. I think ice q would be delighted if his "rapping" would be called "raping" , considering the extraordinary amount of sexual violence and mysoginistic remarks in his style. And not just him but a great percentage of ex convicts and criminals that made hip-hop their life boat from their felonies and psychopath paths, rapings. With all the irony implied.
I think I meant it to be Mr Doom. Not Keith Kool. You know they are two different entities and bands.
Mr Doom is Kool Keith of the Ultramagnetic MC's. Critical Beatdown is universally considered one of the best hip hop albums of all time, your last statement is a little off-base. Not to mention Funk Your Head Up and Four Horsemen
True ,I love this instrumental album too
Great repress with good sound and fabulous presentation. I own about 3 different copies of this album and this one now is my favorite. the only notable omissions are the Earth People remix (to say this one is mentioned in the book!) , Biology 101, On Production and the original version of Technical Difficulties but i'm guessing these ones where left off due to licensing issues with them been released on Mo' Wax originally. The 2017 remixes of the two original tracks aren't very hot but the unreleased ones are. I copped a copy on here for about £36 which is the lowest I've seen it going at due to some slight damage on the backcover.
The 3D lenticular cover is a sheet which can be taken out and used as an insert. The regular cover is hidden behind it - I don't think this comes with a poster. I came across a tiny bit of crackle which won't bother me: the record sounds full and clear in general. The bonus track, "Real Raw", can only be found on this pressing, the 1996 Mo Wax reissue (Ecologyst) and the 2017 Get On Down box (for vinyl).
I want to see an original copy with velvet labels. I don't think they exist...
Some if not all Geffen tape case are colors like transparent yellow.
The new tracks are something else! I'll Be There and Redeye are really good.
Mitars Riders
I agree, got the same 3 pressings too (nerds united), love that album also in my top 3 easily, this pressing sounds solid to me !
Sounds very good! I have the lenticular also along with the original release (this album is in my top 3 of all time). My setup isn't good enough to compare the sound directly, I'd recommend the lenticular if you're on a budget but the box set is super nice to have for the unreleased stuff!
How's the sound? Deciding between this and the 3D Lenticular reissue
i think this reissue came out about 2005 or 2006 if i'm not mistaken.this reissue actually have 3 additional tracks which the original UK version doesn't have:1.real raw2.(another) blue flowers mix3.1977 (is a short live recorded freestyle track imo)sound quality is good and its a bit heavier than the original (about 140gr)
The song "Real Raw" is new to me--- bonus track or what??
  SmogALog, it was a bonus track on the 1997 DreamWorks pressing of the album, a year after the original Bulk pressing.
Prince Persie
100 percent great! I love this album so much and i always will.
A masterpiece. Probably thee greatest hip-hop record ever made. I don't know what else you can say about it. If you don't think this is the greatest hip-hop record, ever, you should stick a seven-round space doodoo pistol to your head. Just make sure the record isn't damaged in the process.
No arguments that this is one of 5 albums that i would have while checking in at those pearly gates of heaven! Kool Keith's flow is sick, whilst Automator really is "turning the knobs" as Keith says & Q-Bert is bang on point & sounds like he just stepped straight of a Technics World DJ Comp stage with the ill-ess scratches that i've ever heard on a production CD!! Seriously, words will never be enuff to describe how good this album really is! Only by listening to this you will see the light & understand! 20 years old - i'll be listening to this in 20 years time & still will be amazed - & if you are not amazed, then your whole crew is ice cream fudge!!
Any word on this press hows the cover etc is it worth picking up over orig
Yep, great pressing. Very quiet and lush sounding. I bought this over the 2017 anniversary edition and don't care.
the monster
Yes, go for it. Perfect edition, gorgeous cover. And great sound!
My lenticular slid out of position so I removed it. Great sound though!
it's definitely worth to pick up, nice press, great sound, great cover, wish it was gatefold..
The 75 Ark reissue is JUNK. It's a noisy pressing with no sonic detail or dynamics. Even the "Respect The Classics" reissue beats it and that series is usually garbage.
Dr. Octagon the album is All Right but its classic
History has it that Keith was not happy with the Mo'Wax release of this as JL was letting every tom dick and harry remix joints off of it and he was not getting the $$ in royalties. I for one thought the Mo'Wax sleeve was wank. I copped the bulk copy at Mr Bongos the day it dropped. Blah blah blah
JL was well known for not paying royalties, hence the album 'Royalties Due'.
Nobodys went to the effort to review this masterpiece from Kool Kieth/Dan the Automator/Q Bert & Sir Menelik yet? WOW...and there's my review because that was the first expession that popped into my head when I first heard this...WOW (in the best possible sense) nothing else sounds like this album!
Zeks Horde
often considered Kool Keith's finest work after Ultramagnetic (much to his disgust) Dr. Octagon is a brilliant, abstract and often dark album project by the minds of KK Automator and Q-bert. the beats are brilliant and even better heard in Instrumental form, and keith often Bizarre offbeat rhymes make it all the more special, with his part horrorcore, part abstract imagery. its just a pity with various re-issues and Automator taking over full production/own of the album a project like this will never happen again between the latter. if you are a lover of hip hop i recommend you pick this album up without hesistation. there is a few differences on a few remasters but nothing too damaging. witness the amazing Blue Flowers and then start as mean to go on.
I'm giving this 4 stars. Not because the music is lacking in any way, far from it. and this release has a few great tracks that weren't on the original Instrumentalyst (Real Raw, alternative Technical Difficulties, Bear Witness extended and Blue Flowers revisited were not on the Mo' Wax pressing), but the sound quality is noticeably poorer that the Mo' Wax version. I also thought it was better with the different track list as on the original release. So, i'm knocking off a star for poor quality and a star for putting the tracks back in order, then adding a star for the extra tracks and rounding it off at 4. The original is 5 stars all the way, buy that version and download good lossless files of the original tracks (even thought they already sound like MP3 on the CD).
Totally essential. Possibly the best of the best of the best (in Hip-Hop). QBert, Kool Keith and Automator!!
digytal soul
Can somebody help me with collecting this original cover?Thanks
apparently had velvet labels, too (which I haven't seen, photos incomplete here). More tracks on the UK issue though.
The original cover is the US Bulk release with the 'skeleton doctor' cover.
kool keiths career didnt go down hill, thats what the outsiders(critics) think and say. no, while this may be his greatest solo album, he did great things with the solo albums "black elvis" "dr.doom" "spank master" and "mathew".
agreed, and still 5 years after this post still think he's got it.
Although Dan's beats are a very important part of the Dr. Octagon package, it really requires Kool Keith's presence to make it really special. Therefore, this is only really for the die-hard Keith/Octagon/Automator fans, and serves as a good way to hear the music behind Keith's wild raps. Stick to the original album.
An absolutely excellent slice of intelligent, abstract and generally crazy rap from Dan the Automator and Kool Keith. Simply put, if you like rap, you owe it to yourself to try this album. The beats are smooth and samples are very well chosen for each song, and Keith's rapping is the best it's ever been, featuring some hilarious and typically nonsensical rhymes - but then again, the album is a concept piece centering around an alien doctor who molests his young female patients. Highly enjoyable and a great listen from start to finish.
Beware of bootlegs. They got the parental advisory sticker printed on cover. Original pressing has a real sticker on it. Original pressing also has a sticker on back of the cover with the complete tracklist on it.
This is one of my all time favorite albums. Automator's beats are so simplistic and Kool Keith's (Dr. Octagon) lyrics are hilarious at times and some time just down right awesome. What's great about this album is that it features three great artists DJ Shadow (Before Endtroducing), DJ Qbert, And Kut Master Kurt (Who does production on "A Visit To The Gynecologyst"). The Cuts, Beats and Lyrics work so well together and it's a shame that Kool Keith's career seem to go down the tube from then on. If you like Kool Keith though check out his free style on Jurassic 5's Power In Numbers it’s hilarious.
This is one of the best albums in alternative hip hop that ive ever had the pleasure of listening too. I dont normally call shit alternative hip hop but the only other album i can compare it to is also an automater project deltron 3030. I love it when a hip hop artist blends the sci-fi space/alien type shit. I give this record a ten all day.
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