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Ultramagnetic MC’s

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Due to the Boogie Straight down Bronx within the mid-’80s being a far-flung hip-hop trio using a heap of new suggestions to try, Ultramagnetic’s Kool Keith, Ced Gee, and DJ Moe Appreciate take up something of one put in place the old-school pantheon. Merging funk-heavy monitors with jeep-rocking beats and obscure lyrical personal references, Ultramagnetic MC’s possess a summary of firsts with their credit: the very first rap group to hire a sampler as a musical instrument, the first ever to feature comprehensive usage of live instrumentation…the first ever to include a former psychiatric patient (Keith) in the mic. Early singles like “ANOTHER THING” and “Space Groove” had been block-party staples and made waves within the underground, ultimately getting the group in the disco-dominated Next Plateau label, where they released their underappreciated debut. The next years discovered the group shuffling from label to label, launching albums on Mercury and Outrageous Pitch before splitting to go after various projects.

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Music Songs Ego Trippin, Poppa Large, Ease Back, Give the Drummer Some, Watch Me Now, Traveling at the Speed of Thought, Kool Keith Housing Things, Two Brothers With Checks, Ced-Gee, Saga of Dandy, the Devil & Day, Feelin’ It, Chorus Line, Mentally Mad, One, Two, One, Two, Break North, Ain’t It Good to You, Moe Luv’s Theme, Raise It Up, When I Burn, MC Champion, Bust the Facts, One Minute Less, See the Man on the Street, We Are the Horsemen, Ultra Reunion, Checkin' My Style, Bring It Down to Earth, Time to Catch a Body, Yo Black, Message From the Boss, Pluckin’ Cards, Make It Happen
Albums The Best Kept Secret, Smack My Bitch Up, New York What Is Funky, Big Time, The Basement Tapes 1984–1990, The Four Horsemen, Funk Your Head Up, Critical Beatdown


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#Fact
1 Former member of the pioneering old-school hip-hop group Ultramagnetic MCs. He is the first MC to use different aliases/personas/identities in his music, which Wu-Tang Clan would do years later. He has about 20 different aliases/personas/identities, including Dr. Octagon, Black Elvis, and Dr. Dooom. Has inspired many hip-hop artists, even thought a lot of them won't acknowledge that fact. He even used the name Big Willie Smith before Will Smith started using his real name as an MC.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fist Fight 2017 performer: "Bear Witness" - as Dr. Octagon
Girls TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World 2015 TV Movie documentary writer: "Smack My Bitch Up", "Diesel Power" - uncredited
Z-Listers 2014 writer: "Smack My Bitch Up" - as Keith Thornton
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 Documentary writer: "Ego Trippin" - as Keith Thornton
L'amour dure trois ans 2011 writer: "Smack My Bitch Up" - as Keith Thornton
Chuck 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Real Hustle 2006-2008 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Coachella 2006 Video documentary performer: "Poppa Large" / writer: "Smack My Bitch Up", "Poppa Large" - as Keith Thornton
Grandma's Boy 2006 performer: "Call the Cops", "Apartment 223" - as Dr. Dooom / performer: "Can I Buy U a Drink", "Grandma's Boyee" / writer: "Call the Cops", "Can I Buy U a Drink", "Apartment 223", "Grandma's Boyee" - as Keith Thornton
The Longest Yard 2005 as Keith Thornton, "Break U Off" / performer: "Break U Off"
Blade: Trinity 2004 performer: "Party In The Morgue Club Mix" / writer: "Party In The Morgue Club Mix" - as Keith Thornton
Closer 2004/I writer: "Smack My Bitch Up" - as Keith Thornton
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game writer: "Critical Beatdown" - as Keith Thornton
Tony Hawk's Underground 2003 Video Game "A Better Tomorrow"
Clockstoppers 2002 performer: "Know My Name"
Scary Movie 2 2001 writer: "Smack My Bitch Up" - as Keith Thornton
Charlie's Angels 2000 writer: "Smack My Bitch Up" - as Keith Thornton
Barend en Van Dorp 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Daria 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Skate and Destroy 1999 Video Game writer: "Kool Keith Housing Things" - as Keith Thornton
Fast Food 1999 writer: "SMDU" - as Thornton
Office Space 1999 performer: "Get Off My Elevator" / writer: "Get Off My Elevator" - as Keith Thornton
Permanent Midnight 1998 writer: "SMACK MY BITCH UP" - as K. Thornton
The Substitute 2: School's Out 1998 TV Movie writer: "Mommy"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Chris Gethard Show 2016 TV Series Kool Keith
The Kool Keith Show 2015 TV Series
Las Vegas 2011 Video short
Tuxedo 2011 Video short
Kool Keith: Bushman 2011 Video short Bushman
Champions 1998 Rapper

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Kool Keith Show 2014-2015 TV Series 2 episodes

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kool Keith: Bushman 2011 Video short
The Prodigy: Their Law - The Singles 1990-2005 2005 Video

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Memories of Paul C McKasty 2013 Video documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest Vocalist
The Kool Keith Show 2014 TV Series Himself, Lotion Man
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 Documentary Himself
What Ever Happened to Hip Hop? 2009 Documentary Himself
The Warped Tour Documentary 2009 Video documentary Himself - Performer
The (White) Rapper Show 2007 TV Series Himself
Hip Hop Street Credentials 2006 Video documentary Himself
Coachella 2006 Video documentary Himself
Global Enlightenment: Part 1 2005 Video documentary Kool Keith
Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama 2005 TV Series documentary Himself

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#Trademark
1 Recurring lyrical themes include outer space/aliens, animals, scatological humor, and mockery of commercialized hip-hop.


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