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Kool & Kass "Peaceful Solutions" video premiere

Video Premiere: Kool & Kass - "Peaceful Solutions" [Official Video]

Kool & Kass Peaceful Solutions video still

Kool & Kass–known on their other jobs as Kool A.D. of Das Racist and Kassa Overall–took the blogosphere by storm with their collaborative Peaceful Solutions album–or at least they took us by storm (that shit is off the hook–you should listen to it. Hear the original LP stream here and the newly-remastered version on the Kool & Kass bandcamp). Which makes it trebly appropriate fo us to be hosting the World Premiere of the video for the title track, also titled “Peaceful Solutions.” Kicking off with a walking jazz bassline and a wink from a four-eyed animated deity of urbanism, the Slack Barrett-directed video sets the perfect mood for the kalimba and stoned immaculate rhymes to grab you and shake like a bobble-head dance (watch, you’ll see what I mean). Kind of a sleeper cut to be a title track for an album, upon repeated listenings “Peaceful Solutions” is the perfect manifesto for Kool & Kass’ lazy revolution. Kass: “we not changing the game / we druggin’ it.” Kool: “Bobby Fisher with a swisher…shouts to academia/ keep doin’ what you doin’ / I believe in you.” Play below, enjoy the mindplay, bobble your head and don’t say we never did nothin’ for you! (scroll down to find dates for Kool and Kass upcoming solo shows).

Kassa Overall upcoming solo shows:
May 30 @ The Paper Box w/ All Natural, Quincy Vidal, and Dr. Ooo
August 1 @ The Stone w/ Vijay Iyer, Himanshu Suri, and Rafiq Bhatia

Kool A.D. Upcoming shows (with Killer Mike x El-P)

07-10 Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa Blues Festival *
07-11 Toronto, Ontario – Hoxton *
07-12 Mariaville, NY – Camb Bisco *
07-13 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar *
07-14 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival *
07-16 Nashville, TN – Exit In *
07-17 St. Louis, MO – Firebird *
07-18 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s Oasis *
07-19 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater *
07-20 Madison, WI – UW Memorial Union *
07-21 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Festival *
07-24 Edmonton, Alberta – Starlite Room *
07-25 Calgary, Alberta – Republik *
07-26 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore *
07-27 Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party *
07-28 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre *
07-30 San Francisco, CA – The Independent *
08-01 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex *
08-02 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory *
08-03 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom *
08-05 Austin, TX – Mohawk *
08-06 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon *
08-07 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade *
08-08 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel *
08-09 Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
08-10 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
08-12 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
08-13 Boston, MA – Paradise *
08-14 New York, NY – Webster Hall *



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