"Run The Bag Up" has been in circulation since April, while the project it encompasses, Up All Night 2, was released little over a week ago with the backing of HBK's complete roster. In the "Run The Bag Up" music video, Kool John manages to recruit a couple of outsiders into the fold. Kool John slots himself in the leadoff position, because well, he foots the bill.
First, he spawns in a hangar with his friends, but not for long, as the choreographer/videographer then chooses to deploy a dancer in a darkened room off to the side. Kool John literally traps himself in one too many vignettes before the strobe settings go Donnie Darko on the viewer's eyes - signaling for P-Lo to jump in and rap the hook.
Next up is Nef The Pharaoh, with arguably the most balanced of attacks on "Run The Bag Up." Nef's well-researched style never looks out of place at the heart of a record, leaving Larry June to close up shop in the final seconds. Easy peasy, like breakfast, or Brexit, whichever comes first. Enjoy the new(ish) Kool John, it's a genuine bop.