There's ambitious, and then there's KOOL A.D., who dropped his 100-song mixtape, O.K., last November. If you hit play and didn't make it all the way through to “Bye Bye”—which, shame on you if that scenario went down—you at least got to “Santeria,” a groove-heavy record that fittingly finds him flipping from English to Spanish raps over a colorful backdrop courtesy of Toro y Moi.
His new video for the song lands somewhere between trippy and spiritual, with wild visual effects pulling you into his state of mind. There's also some other bizarre imagery, like a dog sitting on a donkey that's painted to look like a zebra. Hey, sometimes the most powerful message to share is one that has no meaning. Or something. *hits peyote*
When asked to comment on this enlightening visual experience, KOOL A.D. responded to us via email with:
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Shades of his December 2015 Aquarius horoscope, but we'll take his word for it. Check out the video for “Santeria” above, and be on the lookout for KOOL A.D.'s O.K., A Novel, due out this fall on Sorry House. O.K. serves as the soundtrack for his upcoming book, which will of course be 100 chapters long.