Kassa Overall releasing new single “Cussing At the Strip” (watch the video)
Kassa Overall is a very busy guy. He’s a drummer in the jazz-hop group Thums Up with former Das Racist (and current Swet Shop Boys) member Heems and jazz musicians Vijay Iyer and Rafiq Bhatia; he’s a rapper and has a rap duo with another former Das Racist member, Kool AD; and he’s a DJ with The Late Show with Stephen Colbert‘s house band, Jon Batiste and Stay Human.
He’s dropping a new solo single, “Cussing At the Strip,” which will be on sale via all digital retailers this Friday (6/30). He produced it himself and raps on it, and his mom plays guitar on it. Here’s what he tells us about it:
The song is about how it isn’t our job to constantly judge each other and decide who is doing right or wrong. It is our job to to judge our own actions. Also, the divine experience is a personal journey. Don’t fall into the trap of other peoples projections about your reality. This lesson is also reflected in the video as it deals with a character losing his grip between reality and virtual reality.
The song has a video starring Kassa Overall with Rebecca Quinn, and made by Jake Remington. It premieres here:
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