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Kool AD Claims "I'm on a Plane" In His Newest Video--But Can He Be Believed?

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Kool AD AKA Victor Vazquez has only gotten weirder and wilder since the demise of Das Racist. It's to the point that he's calling himself a "professional freak-outer." The now-solo MC has been dropping mixtapes on the regular, recording with cats like Toro Y Moi, Talib Kweli and Boots Riley and just last month treated us to a video for "Tight." Now we've got another clip to enjoy--this time for the laid-back shuffler cut "I'm on a Plane" off of A.D.'s newest release Word O.K. The track's massive bass, chopped guitar lick and no-nonsense hook (Kool is on a plane and he can't complain) sound like something straight out of a convertible in LA traffic. It's an all-relaxed style that's in no big hurry.

The video's a nice blend of summer scenes painted over with some filters that would put your Instagram account to shame. It's more of the cool and hazy excellence that Kool has been supplying ever since striking out on his own and the track is up front about his status as a navel-gazer, a wavy bather and a lazy shaver. But there's one very important question--is Kool really on a plane? Sure we've got some shots of the MC hanging out in a field, on a tree, beside a river and even in a river but no evidence to confirm his airborne assertion. Plenty of stock footage of pilots and fighter jets is on hand, but it looks like Kool is staying grounded even has his verses coast easy on the breeze.

Kool has certainly kept busy post-DR, authoring Joke Book (and even doing a bit of freelance modeling on our very own online store).  With the release of Word O.K. it seems like the world will be getting more than just mixtapes in the coming months--and we'll be sure to bring you advance warning of AD's audio itinerary all summer long.