Kool A.D. Drops New Album, 51


Das Racist member and Wesleyan alum Victor Vasquez ’06 has been grinding hard out in the Bay. His latest project, a solo album (or mixtape—both descriptors have been used interchangeably) entitled 51, came out yesterday on the Mishka/Greedhead/Veehead conglomerate.

Composed entirely in Oakland, 51 combines Vasquez’s distinctive penchant for esoteric, associative wordplay and racial commentary with the Bay area flavor of producers and rappers such as Amaze 88 and Main Attraktionz. 51 feels like a fulfillment of the experimental (if spare and slightly inaccessible) vision of Kool A.D.’s January mixtape, The Palm Wine Drinkard—it doesn’t upset the Greedhead model that we’ve come to expect over the last few months, but it’s certainly a welcome addition to that rapidly expanding catalogue of fresh hip-hop, which also includes LE1F’s (Khalif Diouf ’11) masterful debut mixtape Dark York. You’d do well to cop both releases while they’re hot n’ free. ‘Tis riiiiight.

Peep a cut after the jump.

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2 thoughts on “Kool A.D. Drops New Album, 51

  1. Bromuda

    Did LE1f sign off on posting a link to an illegal rip of his mixtape on here? I’m all for piracy but shouldn’t we at least TRY to help a wes alum out? Bad form…

    1. Via

      He links to that same mediafire page via his website via this page: http://dasracistilluminati.tumblr.com/post/21661194456/this-album-matters-le1f-dark-york

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