Thundercat Pursues Kali Uchis and HAIM in “Dragonball Durag” Video

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Thundercat Pursues Kali Uchis and HAIM in “Dragonball Durag” Video

There are some things in this world that give men godlike confidence. For Thundercat, it’s a durag with a bunch of dragonballs on it. In the Zack Fox-directed video for his latest single “Dragonball Durag,” he utilizes the mythic spheres to delete his shame and score some girls. Unfortunately, even the Eternal Dragons aren’t able to grant this wish. Speaking of its power, Thundercat says, “The durag is a superpower, to turn your swag on … it does something, it changes you. If you have one in the wardrobe, think about wearing it tonight, and it may pop off because you never know what’s going to happen.”

Several stars, including comedian Quinta Brunson, Kali Uchis and the HAIM sisters, are victims of his benign flirtations—he dances and yells just outside Kali Uchis’ window, which leads to her promptly calling the police. Next, the HAIM sisters are minding their business outside an apartment when Thundercat pops out of a dumpster to harangue them. Something clicks with Este Haim and she offers a coquettish bass face before being dragged away by her more sensible sisters.

Thundercat’s new album, It Is What It Is, is set to drop on April 3 via Brainfeeder. The album will feature contributions from Fox, Childish Gambino, Kamasi Washington and more, with production help from Flying Lotus. In January, he shared “Black Qualls,” the first single from It Is What It Is, featuring Steve Lacy and Steve Arrington. You can check out the video for “Dragonball Durag” below, as well as Thundercat’s upcoming tour dates.

Thundercat Tour Dates:

28 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Vogue Theatre – SOLD OUT
29 – Portland, Ore. @ PDX Jazz Festival – SOLD OUT

01 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox SoDo*
03 – Arcata, Calif. @ Van Duzer Theatre
04 – Chico, Calif @ Senator Theatre*
06 – Oakland, Calif @ Fox Theater*
07 – Los Angeles, Calif @ The Wiltern*
08 – Santa Ana, Calif @ The Observatory North Park*
10 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Van Buren*
12 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre*
13 – Omaha, Neb. @ Slowdown*
14 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Fillmore*
15 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riviera Theatre*
17 – Detroit, Mich. @ Majestic Theatre^
18 – Toronto, Ont. @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre^
19 – Montreal, Que. @ Corona Theatre – SOLD OUT^
21 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues^
22 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore^
24 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall – SOLD OUT^
25 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall – SOLD OUT^
28 – Silver Spring, Md. @ The Fillmore Silver Spring^
29 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ Big Ears Festival
31 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Marathon Music Works^

01 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Orange Peel^
02 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse^
09 – London, U.K. @ Roundhouse
11 – Manchester, U.K. @ Academy
14 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
15 – Paris, France @ Elysée Montmartre
17 – Berlin, Germany @ Astra
21 – Osaka, Japan @ Big Cat
22 – Nagoya, Japan @ Club Quattro
23 – Ebisu, Japan @ Yebisu Garden Hall

(* – Support from Guapdad 4000)
(^ – Support from Teejayx6)

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