If there's a secret to time travel, Kool Keith owns the patent - Even a flying DeLorean seems too conventional for the Bronx legend - He'd more logically orbit throughout the galaxy in a gleaming chrome spaceship, teaching the stars and aliens new forms of originality - He is too weird to live, too rare to die, too uniquely ultra-magnetic to be accurately mimicked. Released on Mello Music Group, Time? Astonishing! is the latest dimensional warp from hip-hop's premiere astral traveler. His union with MMG producer L' Orange finds him exploring uncharted terrain: choppy volcanic rock planets, ice glacier moons, new surgical procedures, and fresh rappers to toss into the ether. The scalpel remains eternally sharp.
The beats glow with radioactive grit. Hard enough to knock from your car speakers, cinematic and plutonium-propelled enough to transport you to strange terra firma. Buck Rodgers movie serials meet boom-bap. And along for the odyssey are a cast of the best underground MC's of the last decade: Blu, Open Mike Eagle, Mr. Lif, J-Live, and more.
These are space symphonies and occult odysseys, fuel for wanderers, wonderers, and all the a-likes.
Welcome to the new world, even more sinister and suspenseful than the last one. We live in astonishing times: abstract, absurd, and indelibly Kool.