Wow, Dr. Octagon is my favorite hip-hop CD, so I don't know how I missed this story. Here's the link: Kool Keith makes a questionable decision This news really really bummed me out. Not only is Keith backing off on his promise to never release another Dr. Octagon album (he kills of the character on his Dr. Dooom CD) but he actually knocks Dan the Automator in the article as well. "I made up the name. That was my group." "I chose to bring in Automator to work on the project, gave him his first start." Let's look at those statements further. There have been reports that Sir Menelik (aka Cyclops 4000) was a big help to Keith in creating the character. And to say it was 'his group' is just wrong. That group was as much Dan's lo-fi vibe production and DJ Qbert's scratching. Keith was one-third of the group, and each person was equally important. His second statement is half-true. Dan put out a beats record called "Music to Be Murdered By" in the early 90's and produced some albums, but Dr. Octagon put him on the map. Without involvement from Qbert and the Automator, this new CD is not Dr. Octagon. Keith has not said at all who is working on the new one. But to find someone who wants to be compared to the first Dr. Octagon will be difficult. So bottom line, I'll buy the new one, if it ever comes out. (I am holding out hope that Keith comes to his senses and folds this project.) But I can't help but think it's just going to tarnish the image of the first. (Perhaps that's Keith intention.) Keith has never done the same 'character' on his CD's twice. His last few albums have all been mediocre, and sales wise have not torn up the charts. To revive Dr. Octagon tells me that he needs a disc to make a quick buck. He also broke off ties with producer Kutmaster Kurt, and knocks him on the "Spankmaster" CD. He has until February to make a fantastic album and prove all the doubters like me wrong. Oh, and since that article was done July 23rd 2002 I'd be interested in knowing if anyone has seen more current information.