VIDEO: Open Mike Eagle featuring Kool A.D.’s “Informations”

Jay Brown put this together for Open Mike Eagle for his album Dark Comedy (Mello Music Group). The song and video also features Kool A.D. to be complimentary, you can be complimentary too by liking the music.

For those who don’t have Dark Comedy and want it on vinyl, it’s on “splatter” vinyl directly from Mello Music Group. Pick up a copy or 12.

VIDEO: Fat Tony featuring Kool A.D. & Despot’s “Hood Party”

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“Hood Party” has Kool A.D. and Despot going crazy, and for good reason since Fat Tony asked them to appear on his track, which will appear on his Young One album, Smart Ass Black Boy, scheduled for a release on Kamehameha Day. For you non-kama’aina, that’s June 11th.

On top of that, he is in Texas this week for the SXSW festivities in Austin, and will be doing shows as he heads out. See where he’ll be next and check him out if you like what you hear:

March 11… Austin, TX (Lady Bird Lake) ~
March 12… Austin, TX (Tillery Park) (2:30pm) *
March 13… Austin, TX (The Stage on Sixth – Young One Records Showcase) (12:15am)
March 15… Austin, TX (Nice & Easy Car Wash) (5pm) ^
March 15… Austin, TX (Hotel Vegas: Vegas Room) (1:15am) #
March 16… Austin, TX (Austin Convention Center: Exhibit Hall 4) (5pm) %
March 17… Austin, TX (Beerland: Floor Stage) (6pm) $
March 21… Houston, TX (Fitzgeralds) !

~ Panache Booking, Seaport Music Festival, and Hot Burrito Present Bruise Cruise
* Panache Booking SXSW Kick-Off Party
^ Chuck Inglish Presents SOUNDS LIKE FUN Block Party
# Panache Booking Official SXSW Showcase
% Young One Flatstock Stage
$ Panache Booking Hangover Party
! w/ Riff Raff

BEST OF 2012: My favorite music videos of the year

Let me say this off the top: this is not a list of every single music video that was made in 2012. Making a video is now the norm these days, and at times the amount of videos I have a chance in posting is overwhelming. What this is is a listing of my favorites of music videos I have seen and enjoyed. It could be due to the artist, it could be due to the song, it could be a mixture of both, plus some visuals that I found pleasing to my eyes and thus the mind. I did not have a specific video I felt was the absolute best, but I felt these stood out for whatever reason.

Yinka Diz-Overnight Scenario

Prometheus Brown & Bambu-Lookin’ Up

Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis & Tyler, The Creator-Rella

Kimya Dawson-Solid and Strong

Diplo-featuring Nicky Da B-Express Yourself

Radioinactive featuring 2Mex & La Caution-Mint Tea

Eamon McGrath-Great Lakes

Sene-The Feel Reel

OFF!-Wiped Out

Shmu-House of Stares

El-P-The Full Retard


The Spinto Band-The Living Things

Dan Deacon-True Thrush

Kool A.D.-Al Green<

Has-Lo-Inherit The Stars (Paten Locke Remix)

Hungry Ghost-Epic Sadness

Boldy James-For The Birds

Chris Cohen-Monad

Rhye-The Fall (Live)

Says She’s Ms. Blat-Violent Nudity/Ha Ha Ha

Nosaj Thing featuring Kazu Makino-Eclipse/Blue

Earl Sweatshirt-Chum

Toro Y Moi-So Many Details

Karriem Riggins-Round The Outside (Alone Together)

VIDEO: Kool A.D.’s “Al Green”

Kool A.D. – Al Green from Hueism Pictures on Vimeo.

Video of the year? Maybe not, but I will say it’s one of the sexier videos of the year, proving that all one has to do is get one camera, keep it in one area throughout and make something out of the limitations. You can still make your limitations without limits, and that’s what Kool A.D. does here with dancer Samantha Miller, much more appealing than the images of chickens, a hotel room, lipstick, laughter, alcohol, money, and slices of bread that were seen in his “La Piñata” video.

VIDEO: Kool A.D.’s “La Piñata”

Kool A.D. – La Piñata from JUSTIN HANTZ on Vimeo.

WARNING: This video contains images of chickens, a hotel room, lipstick, laughter, alcohol, money, and slices of bread.

This video is by Kool A.D. of Das Racist, and “La Piñata” is definitely what you think it might be, and everything that it isn’t but should be but… I don’t get it either, but what you will get is the song, matched with the spirit of the humor. The song is from his 51 album, which you can download for free via Bandcamp.

VIDEO: Isaiah Toothtaker’s “Hyperbolic Chamber Music”

Isaiah Toothtaker – Hyperbolic Chamber Music from Мишка Bloglin on Vimeo.

The Roots had made the claim to creating the longest posse cut ever, but it seems they have been beaten. The video is Isaiah Toothtaker‘s verse from the 22-minute track, because apparently, they were not able to get everyone together to create the video, but maybe it will become a “short film” in the making.

Want to hear the full song? Click here. The people in this are (in order of appearance:
Squadda B
Chavis Chandler
Kool A.D.
Big Baby Gandhi
Key Nyata
Isaiah Toothtaker
Dizzy D
Left Leberra
Don D
Rod Fuego
Fat Tony
Himself the Majestic
Shady Blaze
Keyboard Kid
Western Tin
Chippy Nonstop