Fans of horrorcore, rejoice. Keith “Kool Keith” Thornton – the artist otherwise known as Dr. Dooom, Dr. Octagon, Black Elvis and Poppa Large – will be in Fort Wayne Friday, December 19, bringing the beats and, of course, the cool to Cover Girls Ladies and Gentlemen’s Club. Thornton, a native of the Bronx, is a founding member of the Ultramagnetic MC’s. Known for his odd and eccentric behavior (rumor has it he was briefly institutionalized in New York’s Bellevue Hospital in 1988) but also his incredible output and exceptional use of internal rhymes, Kool Keith has a 50-strong discography and is credited with influencing Eminem, among others. Since he debuted his act in the early 90s, Thornton has worked with Ice T, Tim Dog, Marc Live, H-Bomb and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Not one to be modest, he doesn’t mind telling the media that he invented horrorcore, a sub-genre of rap devoted to the spooky side of the street. He also likes to bring sexy back now and again, and sometimes refers to his work as “pornocore.” Forget labels. Kool Keith’s music clearly has a core and a beat, and you can dance to it.