Kool A.D.

Remembering Things

Remembering "Holiday Banger," the Uniquely Strange Christmas Song We All Need

We speak with Tone Tank, Kool AD, and Scott Thorough about their Kwanzaa-referencing, Bible-skewing masterpiece, released five years ago this Christmas.
Phillip Mlynar
12.23.17
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Expert Witness with Robert Christgau: Up, Down, and All Over the Place

The dean tackles 'The Hamilton Mixtape,' some Injury Reserve, and Quasi's 'Battle Hymns' compilation
Robert Christgau
2.3.17
It's Lit

Hot Damn, KOOL A.D. Wrote a Book

After releasing a shitload of projects this year—including not only one, but two 100-track mixtapes—the rapper has released a novel called 'OK.' Read an excerpt here.
KOOL A.D.
11.18.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

LA: Go to Kool A.D.'s Book Release Party on Tuesday

The whole thing starts at 7 PM at the Standard. Entry is free, and a portion of Kool A.D.'s debut novel sales will go to Planned Parenthood.
VICE Staff
11.15.16
Premieres

PREMIERE: Hear Kool A.D.’s New Psychedelic R&B Album ‘Have a Nice Dream’

And watch the trippy video for the Toro y Moi-Produced “Visualize”
Alex Robert Ross
11.1.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Kool A.D. Just Dropped His Second Album of the Month

An unending barrage of quality records is apparently what we should expect from the guy now.
VICE Staff
6.29.16
Premieres

PREMIERE: Stream KOOL A.D.'s New Rapless Album 'KOOL A.D. IS DEAD'

The rapper also shares a new video for the record's lead track, and it's called "I DON'T WANA DO NOTHIN AT ALL."
Noisey Staff
6.9.16
Premieres

Kool A.D. Premieres His Beautifully Lo-Fi Video for "2 Much"

The former Das Racist MC shares a VHS-inspired video that will make you listen to his 100-song mixtape.
Alex Robert Ross
5.18.16
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Poets, Playwrights, and Pranksters: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The Dean reviews the 'Hamilton' original cast recording along with the latest from Saul Williams and Kool A.D. and Kassa Overall.
Robert Christgau
2.19.16
Yeah Baby

Bye Bye Baby

Parenting as a literary genre and general marketing concept is really just the needless compartmentalization and commodification of knowledges that are otherwise naturally apprehended through hella various facets of cultural experience, my g.
KOOL A.D.
2.17.16
Yeah Baby

​Babies in Nature

The baby needs a strong relationship with the natural world, mane. This land was made for your bb.
KOOL A.D.
1.28.16
Yeah Baby

How to Expatriate with Your Baby

I packed my black ass up with my Muslim wife and our baby daughter and we moved to Mexico, and you can too.
KOOL A.D.
1.14.16
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