The former Das Racist member Kool A.D. has released a shit-ton of solo material since his crew broke up a couple of years ago, but his new album Word O.K., released onto the internet on what seems like a whim last night, may be the easiest-yet entry point to his solo music (even if it’s also a companion piece to this past December’s Not O.K.). The album comes in at a relatively compact 11 tracks, and it features an impressive and varied roster of collaborators: Toro Y Moi, Talib Kweli, Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, Boots Riley, Lakutis, Issue. Musically, it’s all woozily sunny production and blunted wordplay, but there’s a lot to pick through in there, too. The opening track “Open Letter” also has a video from “Bound 2″ director Nick Knight, a thoroughly pleasant day-in-the-life thing. Watch it and stream the whole album below.
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