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KOOL A.D. Shares A Vibrant Animated Video For “Hickory” feat. Talib Kweli & Boots Riley

KOOL A.D. is back with some audiovisual bliss for your brains in the stirringly psychedelic video treatment for his latest single “Hickory” featuring Talib Kweli & The Coup’s Boots Riley. The track, featured on his WORD OK LP, is a slice of chopped and slurred Motown-era soul with a bit of a boom-bap update, A.D. & Co. keeping things light and even a bit romantic with the wordplay. The visual — animated by Muriel Holguín & directed by Peruvian arts collective Youth Experimental Studio — creates a beautifully vibrant, watercolored world in which haze is plentiful and encouraged. The video also completes the cypher for sights off the new record, with each track now having it’s own weird and wild clip for accompaniment. WORD OK is out now with an extensive list of features, including the aforementioned duo, as well as Toro Y Moi, Lakutis, Kassa Overall, Mr. Muthafuckin Exquire, Sir DZL, Santos Veira and extensive production from Amaze 88. Lay your eyes and ears upon the tripped-out visual for KOOL A.D., Talib Kweli and Boots Riley’s collaborative joint “Hickory” below. Grab a copy of WORD OK on Bandcamp today.


Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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