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Spankmaster is the sixth solo studio album by American rapper and producer Kool Keith. It was released on June 5, 2001 via Overcore with distribution by TVT Records. The record features production and guest appearances from Jacky Jasper and Esham.

Studio album by Kool Keith
Released June 5, 2001
Recorded 2000-2001
Genre Underground hip hop
Length 60:15
Producer Kool Keith (also exec.)
Kool Keith chronology
Diesel Truckers


Music and lyricsEdit

Kool Keith signed to Gothom/Overcore, with distribution through TVT Records in 2001.[1]Allmusic's Jason Birchmeier says that Spankmaster "heads even further toward insanity than his preceding trilogy of albums for Funky Ass foreshadowed", referring to Keith's albums Sex Style, First Come, First Served (released under the alias Dr. Dooom), and Matthew.[2] The production, provided by Keith, Overcore founder Santos, Esham, and rapper Jacky Jasper, heavily features live instrumentation.[2] Keith's lyrics derive from antagonism, eccentricity and sleaze.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [2]
RapReviews          [3]
Robert Christgau [4]
Vibe     [5]

AllMusic reviewer Jason Birchmeier gave the album 3 out of 5 stars, writing, "Recommended to the open-minded, particularly if you admire creativity, long for the uncanny, and secretly have a desire for perversity. Definitely not for the lighthearted."[2] Robert Christgau named "Dark Vadar" as a "choice cut",[4] indicating a good song on "an album that isn't worth your time or money."[6] The album was mildly successful making it to number 48 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, number 11 on the Independent Albums and number 16 on the Top Heatseekers charts in the U.S.[7]

Track listingEdit

1."Concert Intro"KeithJacky Jasper, SantosKeith, Jacky Jasper, Santos0:49
2."I Wanna Play"KeithKeithKeith, Jacky Jasper, Esham, Santos3:24
3."I'm a Tell-U"KeithKeithKeith2:59
4."Mack Trucks"KeithKeithKeith2:29
5."Drugs"KeithEsham, SantosKeith, Jacky Jasper, Esham, Santos3:23
6."Yes Yes Y'all" (feat. Esham)Keith, EshamKeith, EshamKeith3:07
8."N.B.A."KeithSantosKeith, Santos2:41
9."Jewelry Shine"KeithSantosKeith, Santos3:32
11."Maxin in the Shade"KeithKeithKeith3:11
12."Big Frank"KeithKeithKeith, L. Seven3:11
13."Jealous"KiethKeithKeith, L. Seven3:49
14."Girls Would U Fuck Tonight"KeithKeithKeith, L. Seven2:58
15."Stoney Jackson"KeithKeithKeith, Jacky Jasper, Santos2:47
16."Girls in Jail"KeithSantosKeith, Jacky Jasper, Santos2:49
17."Blackula" (feat. Jacky Jasper)Keith, Jacky JasperEsham, SantosKeith, Esham, Jacky Jasper, Santos3:02
18."Dark Vadar" (feat. Esham)Keith, EshamKeith, EshamKeith, Esham, Jacky Jasper, Santos4:03
19."Captain Save Em"KeithKeithKeith3:45
20."Spank-Master (Take Off Your Clothes)" (feat. Esham)Keith, EshamEsham, SantosKeith, Esham, Jacky Jasper, Santos2:32
Total length:1:00:15



  1. ^ All Music Guide to Hip-Hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap & Hip-hop. Backbeat Books. 2003. pp. 160–163. ISBN 0-87930-759-5. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Birchmeier, Jason. "Spankmaster - Kool Keith". AllMusic. Retrieved December 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash' (June 19, 2001). "Kool Keith :: Spankmaster :: OverCore/TVT Records". RapReviews. Retrieved November 16, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "CG: Kool Keith". Retrieved December 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ Callahan-Bever, Noah (July 2001). "Kool Keith 'Spankmaster'". Vibe. Vibe Media. 9 (7): 131. ISSN 1070-4701. Retrieved November 26, 2016. 
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Key to Icons". Retrieved November 2, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Charts & Awards for Spankmaster". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  8. ^ "Kool Keith Spankmaster Chart History". Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Retrieved November 16, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Kool Keith Spankmaster Chart History". Independent Albums. Retrieved 2017-11-16. 
  10. ^ "Kool Keith Spankmaster Chart History". Heatseekers Albums. Retrieved 2017-11-16. 

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