Kool Keith To Offer Album Downloads

Rapper Kool Keith's Funky Ass Records will release albums in

downloadable MP3 format through the online label Emusic under a five-year

deal the rapper signed with the label, formerly known as GoodNoise.

Beginning May 17, Kool Keith's independently released albums Sex

Style (1997) and First Come, First Served (1999) -- recorded

under the pseudonym Dr. Dooom -- will be available at www.emusic.com,

according to Emusic's director of artists and labels, Joel Kleinberg.

Rare and out-of-print 12-inch efforts from Kool Keith (born Keith Thornton)

will also be available along with all future Funky Ass releases by him

and other artists.