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.