When Love and Danger
was released earlier this year, part of the narrative that emerged was that its author, the legendary Bronx rapper Kool Keith
, was retiring from music. Whether there's any truth to this is impossible to say. Keith, 49 years old and probably still the craziest living rapper, has never supplied the world with adequate explanations for his ideas. But between his creepy alter egos (Black Elvis, Dr. Octagon) and hilariously lewd lyrics (Touch my private, my thing made of stee/Shooting jism/She ride like a Geo Prism
), he is, if not a national treasure exactly, at least a pretty entertaining Friday night. With locals BluntRap.
Friday, December 14, at the Riot Room, 8 p.m., $12.