By Gregory AdamsEarlier this morning (January 31), former Das Racist rapper Kool A.D. showed off a new solo song called "Eroika", and now it's been revealed the track will be on one of two freebie mixtapes dropping next week.
Pitchfork reports that Kool A.D. is delivering both 19 and 63 next Thursday (February 7) as a double-album collection of rarities, collaborations and out-takes. The albums, like his 2012 tape 51, are named after Bay Area bus lines.
New number "NPR" features a beat supplied by the Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock, which was apparently sent to Das Racist a few years back, but never used. The tapes also feature production work from Kool A.D. himself, as well as Young L, SKYWLKR, Keyboard Kid, Trackademicks, Amaze 88 and more. Kanye West is listed as the producer of "Exotische Kunst," but Pitchfork reports this is a sample, and not a new beat.
On top of Kool A.D.'s own spitting, you've got features from the likes of Busdriver, Spank Rock, Anti-pop Consortium's Beans, Lakutis, Chippy Nonstop and more. Take this how you want to, but it appears as if Will Smith doesn't appear on "Fresh Prince," nor do Totally Krossed Out rappers Kris Kross appear on Kool A.D.'s titular tribute. You can check out all the details down below.
1. Knowledge Born (prod. Kool A.D.) 2. Eroika (prod. Steel Tipped Dove) 3. New World (prod. Plinio Trujillo) 4. Marine World Africa U.S.A. (ft. Issue) (prod. Issue) 5. Vendedores (ft. Tray 57) (prod. Young L) 6. Beautiful Naked Psychedelic Gherkin Exploding Tomato Sauce All Over Your Face (ft. Haji Springer and Bill Ding) (prod. Bill Ding) 7. Wow (Bay Shit) (ft. Trackademicks) (prod. Trackademicks) 8. Hawaii 510 (ft. Cuzzo Fly and Citizen Chance) (prod. Mac Mean) 9. Fresh Prince (prod. Skywlkr) 10. Jaleel White (prod. Young L) 11. Jenny Holzer (ft. Chippy Nonstop) (prod. Ryan Marks) 12. Kriss Kross (prod. Steel Tipped Dove) 13. NPR (prod. Ad-Rock) 14. Cheeba Cheeba (ft. Spank Rock) (prod. Ghostdad) 15. Attitude (ft. Cult Days) (prod. Pictureplane) 16. All Skreets (ft. Dada Powell) (prod. Keyboard Kid) 17. Finally Every Dimension of the Skreets (prod. Kool A.D.)
1. 63 (Amaze 88 Intro) 2. Moneyball (prod. Mike Finito) 3. Froyo (ft. Detroit Cydi and Selfsays) (prod. Illingsworth) 4. Sclera (prod. Amaze 88) 5. Chuck Very (ft. Young Dave) (prod. Amaze 88) 6. Airplane Flight (ft. Davinci) (prod. Amaze 88) 7. Finito Posse Jawn (ft. Chaz Van Queen, DVS, Lakutis, Mike Finito, and Davito) (prod. Mike Finito) 8. Get a Job (prod. Alex Kestner) 9. Mass Appeal (ft. Young Dave and Amaze 88) (prod. Amaze 88) 10. Future Primitive Culinary School (ft. Chippy Nonstop) (prod. SPVCE) 11. Rap Genius (ft. Lakutis, Dallas Penn, DVS, and Meyhem Lauren) (prod. Amaze 88) 12. OK Computer (ft. Verbs and Maffew Ragazino) (prod. Amaze 88) 13. Question Jam Answer (ft. Busdriver and Beans of Antipop Consortium) (prod. Amaze 88) 14. Ken Burns (ft. Kassa and Dada Powell) (prod. Illingsworth) 15. Red Wine (ft. Open Mike Eagle) (prod. Amaze 88) 16. Saved by the Bell (ft. Kassa) (prod. Amaze 88) 17. Lush (ft. Ne$$ of Weekend Money) (prod. Amaze 88) 18. Hydrants (ft. Meyhem Lauren) (prod. Mike Finito) 19. Bering Sea Gold (prod. Amaze 88) 20. Exotische Kunst (prod. Kanye West) 21. Equality Understanding (prod. Kool A.D.)