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Kool A.D. – “Look” / “Jose Canseco” Video

Kool A.D. has just put out a double video for “Look,” which shows up on on his Word O.K. mixtape from earlier this year, and “Jose Canseco,” which appeared on 2013’s Peaceful Solutions. The video starts with the former Das Racist member sitting on the sidewalk and watching TV — old cartoons like Thundercat and… More »

By: James Rettig / October 30, 2014 - 6:23 pm

Kool A.D. – “The Front” (Feat. Toro Y Moi & Amaze 88) Video

Kool A.D. has released a lot of albums and mixtapes since he left Das Racist. (And if you’re wondering whether the old gang could get back together again, it doesn’t look good. The rapper told Grantland recently that he hasn’t “really talked” to Heems since he quit.) A.D.’s latest solo effort was Word O.K., which… More »

By: James Rettig / August 16, 2014 - 10:44 am

Kool A.D. – “Word O.K.” Video

Earlier this year, Kool A.D., formerly of Das Racist, released Word O.K., the latest and arguably the strongest mixtape of his solo career. And the run of music videos from that mixtape — for “Open Letter,” “Tight,” “I’m On A Plane,” and “Word” — has absolutely been the strongest he’s been involved in since the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 9, 2014 - 3:02 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week’s list walks the line between calm, serene, stately beauty and extreme blood-splooge trash. Both can be awesome! And both are perfectly legit music-video approaches. But this week, we’ve got two of the latter and three of the former. Blood-splooge trash is winning, as it usually does. Check out this week’s list below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 30, 2014 - 11:10 am

Kool A.D. – “Word” Video

Before today, the former Das Racist rapper Kool A.D. had released three videos from his strong Word O.K. mixtape — for “Open Letter,” “Tight,” and “I’m On A Plane,” and all of them were pretty good. All of them have to bow down, though to the majestic and deeply NSFW new “Word” video. In the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 28, 2014 - 1:05 pm

Kool A.D. – “I’m On A Plane” Video

Back in March, the former Das Racist rapper Kool A.D. released Word O.K., perhaps the strongest of the many solo mixtapes he’s released since the demise of his old group. We’ve seen his videos for “Open Letter” and “Tight,” and now he’s got one for the blissfully hazy Nirvana-interpolating zone-out “I’m On A Plane.” The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 9, 2014 - 4:01 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The internet’s favorite target this week was Avril Lavigne’s garish, shrill, quite-possibly-racist “Hello Kitty” video. I didn’t see it until I’d read a bunch of euphorically annoyed online chatter about it, and I honestly expected to really like it, since liking music videos that nobody likes is sort of my thing. But jeez, no, yee. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2014 - 1:13 pm

Kool A.D. – “Tight” (Feat. Lakutis & Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire) Video

Last month, the former Das Racist rapper Kool A.D. gave us his Word O.K. mixtape, possibly the strongest of the many full-lengths he’s dropped since Das Racist broke up. “Tight,” one of the tape’s hightlights, has a tense and physical beat from Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick, and it’s also got verses from New York… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 21, 2014 - 10:31 am

Stream Kool A.D. Word O.K.

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’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2014 - 8:58 am

Download Kool A.D. Not O.K.

Kool A.D. blessed us with a bounty of free music back in February, and he’s rounding out 2013 by blessing us with more free music. The ex-Das Racist MC just unveiled an album called Not O.K. available via Bandcamp for a price of your choosing. The 15-track collection features guest spots from Del Tha Funkee… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 21, 2013 - 11:56 am

Photos: Run The Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike), Despot, Kool A.D. @ Hawthorne Theatre, Portland 7/28/13

Last night, El-P and Killer Mike’s Run The Jewels tour stopped off at Portland’s Hawthorne Theatre. Queens rapper Despot and former Das Racist member Kool A.D. opened. We sent Colin McLaughlin to check out the scene. More »

By: Stereogum / July 29, 2013 - 12:46 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week sat out last Friday for the holiday, but we’re back today with a small batch of excellent tunes. Taking one week into consideration is already a hefty task, but this time around we’ve done double and sifted through music from the last 14(!) days for you. Today’s collectio… More »

By: Stereogum / July 12, 2013 - 4:19 pm

Hot Sugar – “Leverage” (Feat. Kool A.D., Fat Tony, Lakutis & Nasty Nigel) Video

The producer Hot Sugar, responsible for tracks like Kitty’s “Barbie Jeep” and “Ay Shawty 3.0,” has lined up an impressive crew of internet-underground dudes to rock over his elegantly decaying beat on “Leverage”: Former Das Racist member Kool A.D., former Das Racist associate Lakutis, Houston prospect Fat Tony, and World’s Fair member Nasty Nigel. And… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 11, 2013 - 12:06 pm

The 5 Best Music Videos Of The Week

Guys, Yeezus leaked. You don’t need music videos right now. You need to just play that real loud, let blood fill up your vision, luxuriate in the angry anxiety. If, however, you somehow need a break in between Yeezus sessions, or if you’re one of those weird and virtuous people who waits until it’s legal… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 14, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Kool A.D. – “Jaleel White” Video

Earlier this year, the former Das Racist rapper Kool A.D. released two solo mixtapes, 63 and 19, on the same day. And in the new Weird Days-directed video for the 19 track “Jaleel White” — named for the guy who played Urkel on Family Matters — Kool A.D. does nothing but lie on a floor… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2013 - 11:48 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2013

Remember last month when we made a hand-wringing post about the death of the MP3 and thereby the end of the downloadable Monthly Mix? Well, fuck it — ZIP FILE BACK. Thank you for your comments and opinions! This is blog-in-action. But, we know some of you enjoyed the ease and increased songchoice represented by… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 29, 2013 - 2:19 pm

Fat Tony – “Hood Party” (Feat. Kool A.D. & Despot)

The young Houston goofball-rapper Fat Tony has been steadily building a name for himself for years, but he’s only now getting around to releasing his first solo album. That album, Smart Ass Black Boy, arrives this summer. And the first track Tony has shared from it is “Hood Party,” on which Tony, erstwhile Das Racist… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 8, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Kool A.D. – “Moneyball” Video

Former Das Racist member Kool A.D. has a couple of new mixtapes out, 63 and 19. In support of 63, he has released this video for “Moneyball,” following the “Eroika” video released last month. The new video finds Kool A.D. dressed as a religious leader of sorts, surrounded by all sorts of extravagances; in one… More »

By: Liz Pelly / February 23, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Download Kool A.D. 63 & 19 Mixtapes

If you are even vaguely in the mood to listen to the former Das Racist rapper Kool A.D. today, you are in luck, because Kool A.D. just released so much free music. The man has two new mixtapes, 63 and 19 (both named after Bay Area bus lines). We recently posted his “Eroika” video, but… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 7, 2013 - 3:14 pm

Kool A.D. – “Eroika” Video

The former Das Racist rapper (it hurts to type those words) Kool A.D. has a new solo album called 19 coming out, and first single “Eroika” is more or less a Lil B parody, and a pretty good one. (“Bitch, I’m Kevin Sorbo.”) The song’s video is an absurdly low-tech affair, with Kool A.D. and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2013 - 12:47 pm
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