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QUICKSPIN: KOOL A.D. – NADA MANE

by Simon New October 23, 2018
QUICKSPIN: KOOL A.D. – NADA MANE

Former third of irreverent alt-rap trio Das Racist, Kool A.D. is a funhouse mirror pointed at hip-hop’s different forms on NADA MANE. A.D.’s flow is a stream of consciousness that is as incoherent as it is well-read. He rides the line of satire, veering into mocking territory, as he attacks tropes of the traditional hip-hop MC. A.D. spits vaguely conscious, blatantly incongruous epigrams with intentionally laptop-mic-sounding vocal quality. He’s a struggle rapper that doesn’t take himself seriously. The result is a cult flick that fans of the genre will get a kick out of, and that casual listeners will likely want to turn off immediately.

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7/10

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