This is the second Kenny Dennis LP, and the third installment of Serengeti's
foray into the guise of Kenny Dennis. It furthers Serengeti's hilarious, absurdist, and
subtly humane saga of a Chicago-born man with a Mike Ditka mustache,
whose lovable delusions and diehard loyalty fall somewhere between
Homer Simpson and a Bill Swerski Superfan.
"Kenny's rapping the only way that he knows how. He's not really
current with what's happening in the game. This is his take on rap and
everything that influences him on his day-to-day life schedule,"
Serengeti says. "He's a man rapping because he loves to rap and he
cares for people, wants to spread wisdom. He's not preaching; he's
just calling it the way he sees it.
Kenny Dennis might be "normal," but Serengeti's creativity is
unrivaled. As bizarre as it is brilliant, it's like the deranged comic
vision of an imaginary super group comprised of Andy Kauffman, Mellow
Gold-era Beck, and MF Doom.
Interspersed with the songs is the narrative between Kenny and Ders,
who he met around 1988 at the Sharper Image on Michigan Ave. While
futilely attempting to return a non-fogging shaving mirror, Kenny
noticed the young Ders and generously bestowed him with a shower radio
("a good piece of merchandise.") Kenny Dennis III takes a few tracks to
chronicle the duo's attempt to start a rap group called Perfecto. Though they
tour the midwest playing malls and winning battle of the band contests
things eventually fall apart.