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Kool A.D.’s Debut Novel Drops Tomorrow

Watch a new video from the book’s 100-song soundtrack.

November 14, 2016

Kool A.D.'s debut novel, OK, drops tomorrow via Sorry House, and to celebrate he's dropped off a brand new video too.

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"Up Down Freestyle" borrows the Mustard-produced T-Pain smash for one of the 100 tracks featured on the 2015 tape that functions as the book's official soundtrack. In the visual, Mr. Vazquez gets a haircut and a yin-yang tatted on his bicep.

The book itself, OK, has been a few years in the making, a series of 100 loosely connected gonzo vignettes, written mostly automatically. Psychedelic experience, radical politics, Eastern philosophy, Marxism, and Bay rap figure in heavily. Some chapters start with things like, "Whew glad that last chapter is over it was not that great." Anyway, all good things.

To celebrate the release, Kool A.D.'s also throwing a party at The Standard in L.A., tomorrow, November 15, with a DJ set from Nite Jewel, and readings from Cult Days, The New Inquiry's Ayesha Siddiqi, Mira Gonzalez, and So Sad Today mastermind Melissa Broder. Details on that here, and pre-order the book here.

Kool A.D.’s Debut Novel Drops Tomorrow