Cecil Otter

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Cecil Otter
A man in a gray hoodie and hat scratches his head with his left hand and grasps a microphone with his right
Otter performing at the University of Minnesota Morris in 2009
Background information
Birth name Kyle Smith[1]
Born (1980-07-16) July 16, 1980 (age 36)[2]
Origin Minneapolis, Minnesota
Genres
Occupation(s) Rapper, producer
Years active 2001–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website cecilotter.bandcamp.com

Kyle Smith (born July 16, 1980), better known by his stage name Cecil Otter, is a rapper and producer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a founding member of the indie hip hop collective Doomtree.[3]

History[edit]

Cecil Otter's False Hopes was released on Doomtree in 2005.[4]

He released his first solo album, Rebel Yellow, on Doomtree in 2008.[5][6] It was re-released on Strange Famous Records in 2009.[7]

In 2011, Cecil Otter released 13 Chambers, a mashup album blending Wu-Tang Clan and Fugazi, with Swiss Andy as Wugazi.[8][9]

In 2012, he stated that he is currently working on his second solo album, Porcelain Revolver.[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Falsehopes (2002) (with P.O.S)
  • False Hopes: Hung Over Seas (2003)
  • False Hopes Mega! (2003) (with P.O.S)
  • Dear Echo (2016)

Wugazi[edit]

  • 13 Chambers (2011)

Guest appearances[edit]

Productions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ali, Reyan (November 16, 2010). "Catching up with Doomtree's other six". The Phoenix. 
  2. ^ "Cecil Otter - About". Facebook. Retrieved May 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ Savage, Kathryn (June 10, 2009). "Doomtree's Cecil Otter finds his voice apart from the rap pack". City Pages. 
  4. ^ Sirota, Eric (June 15, 2010). "Cecil Otter :: False Hopes :: Doomtree Records". RapReviews. 
  5. ^ Taylor, Patrick (October 14, 2008). "Cecil Otter :: Rebel Yellow :: Doomtree". RapReviews. 
  6. ^ Klatzke (December 15, 2008). "Cecil Otter - Rebel Yellow". AbsolutePunk. 
  7. ^ Somberlain (April 29, 2010). "Cecil Otter - Rebel Yellow". Sputnikmusic. 
  8. ^ Fossum, Melissa (July 18, 2011). "Wugazi Speaks! Cecil Otter and Swiss Andy on Mashing-Up Fugazi and Wu-Tang". Phoenix New Times. 
  9. ^ Vasquez, Andres (August 30, 2011). "Cecil Otter Explains Conceptualizing The "Wugazi: 13 Chambers" Project, Doomtree's Next Album". HipHopDX. 
  10. ^ "Doomtree - Interview - 3/9/2012". Scratched Vinyl. March 12, 2012. 

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