Special K (rapper)

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Kevin Keaton, a.k.a. Special K, was an American old-school MC prominent in the late 1970s, throughout the 1980s and early '90s.

Early career[edit]

In the late 1970s, he met Kool Moe Dee and DJ Easy Lee. Special K joined with other rappers Kool Moe Dee and L.A. Sunshine as well as DJ Easy Lee to form the influential old school hip hop group the Treacherous Three. It is with The Treacherous Three that Special K performed his freestyle. In 1981, they moved to Sugar Hill Records along with another Enjoy act Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. The Treacherous Three became well known for their singles Feel the Heart Beat and Whip It. They were featured in the 1984 film the breakdance cult-movie Beat Street performing the song "Xmas Rap" with Doug E Fresh, but disbanded shortly afterwards.

Solo career[edit]

In 1985 the Treacherous Three disbanded with each member pursuing solo careers. Special K issued a 12" on Republic Records in 1987 which was called "Special K Is Good".