What's simultaneously so cool and maddeningly frustrating about Das Racist’s Kool A.D. is how simply effortless everything he does seems. Consider his verse on Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire’s "The Last Huzzah," when he compares himself to Bob Costas and then ad-libs the word "Sports!," the perfect and profoundly lazy way to stand out on a track full of underground heavyweights. Or his track record of solo mixtapes, most of which feature spacey beats with minimal rapping and maybe one or two songs with "real rap songs," like the stunner of a title track on Hyphy Ballads. On April 24th, Kool A.D. is releasing an honest-to-gosh rap mixtape, called 51. We've got "Town Business," also featuring some haze-rap all-stars from his hometown of Oakland going in over chippy, warped violins. Thizzin' in Paris in a Derrick Rose jersey/ And I don't even watch baskeball, someone gave me they jersey—Kool A.D., rapping as he should be.
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