Kool A.D. Just Dropped 100 New Songs, Plans For A New Novel & A Video For "O.K."
Kool A.D. has been grinding extra hard lately, it turns out. The MC has just dropped a new mixtape that’s 100 songs long and features assists from the likes of Talib Kweli, Boots Riley, Roman Gianarthur, Toro Y Moi, Scoop DeVille, DJ Mustard and many, many more. Suffice to say it’s a blistering and damn impressive piece of work–there’s so much to dig into in these tracks that it’ll likely be 2016 before we’re finished figuring it all out.
And this mixtape is only the beginning. Kool A.D. has also released a new video for track 2, “O.K.,” and is also working on a novel of the same hame. In an interview with Secret, the MC described his new literary venture as a tome about “sex, drugs, art, music, books, pornography, capitalism and its alternatives, crime, violence, race, class, culture, celebrity, obscurity, anonymity, the politics of the day-to-day, apathy, the guilt of “first world” privilege, globalism, the Internet, being broke, being poor, being rich, being in the middle, the “middle class,” class, aspiration, myth, the prison industrial complex, spirituality, detachment, wonder, awe, spectacle, modernity, post modernity, theft, ownership, nature, the sun, the moon, the trees, the mountains, the oceans, the cosmos, mythical gods and real ones, life, death, love, wealth, poverty, racism, just a few things that were running thru my head.”
Keep on the lookout for the O.K. the novel, which is due out in early 2016. For now you should have enough to dig into with the new video and mega-mixtape, which are below.