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The Cool Kids & Their Rhymes Really Connect On This Slapper (Audio)

With the reunion in place, The Cool Kids are back to being, well, cool. Their latest single "Connect 4" presents Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks as the forward-sounding, fashion-forward duo with lush dreams and slick lines. Notably, this track blends the two individual styles that the members built on... Read more

The First Big Rap Reunion Of 2016…The Cool Kids Are Back Together.

Five years ago yesterday (July 12, 2011), The Cool Kids released When Fish Ride Bicycles. After a separation spanning nearly the half-decade since, the Chicago, Illinois duo announced it has reunited. Today (July 13), producer/MC Chuck Inglish and rhyme partner Sir Michael Rocks confirmed their reunion on social media. Since... Read more

Astro, Sir Michael Rocks & More Refelect On Obstacles Overcome (Audio)

Sir Michael Rocks, Astro, El Prez, SkyBlew, and Clay James have put their heads together on “Untouchable," a reflective posse cut produced by Money Montage and Coopatroop. Each MC touches on obstacles met and overcome in his past, on the meditative song. Check it out. Related: Astro Handles the 5... Read more

Sir Michael Rocks Hits The Kill Switch In This Over The Top Visual (Video)

With Sir Michael Rocks' studio debut, Banco, hitting the Top 200, the Chicago native keeps pushing the LP featuring involvement from Too Short, Twista, DJ Mustard, and Mac Miller. Next up is the video to "Kill Switch." Within, Mikey Rocks seemingly plays on Illuminati iconography and hallucinogenic artwork. The beat... Read more

Here’s an Amazing Mini-Documentary on Illmatic, Featuring Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Tech N9ne & More (Video)

There have been several amazing pieces of content surrounding the 20th anniversary of Illmatic. This is one of the best of them. Google Play has put together a mini-documentary about Nas and his magnum opus, featuring insightful commentary from Kendrick Lamar, Tech N9ne, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Peter Rosenberg, among... Read more

Sir Michael Rocks Is Ballin’ In The Everglades In Memo (Video)

Less than 24 hours after two new Cool Kids songs surfaced, Sir Michael Rocks hits what appears to be Florida's Everglades in "Memo." The video features some raccoon humor in a way that would make fans of The Great Outdoors happy, as Mikey swags out with his friends. Things appear... Read more

The Cool Kids Are Back Together, And Return In Style With Two New Songs (Audio)

Some groups seem to go a lot farther together than apart: arguments could be made for Black Sheep, Outkast, Young Gunz, and Tha Dogg Pound. One contemporary clique that may fit into that description is Chicago, Illinois' The Cool Kids. The mid-2000s MySpace success group, combining fashion with '80s-styled boom-bap... Read more

Sir Michael Rocks – In A Minute ft Ab-Soul (Prod. Mac Miller)

Sir Michael Rocks and Ab-Soul rock an 808-heavy beat courtesy of Mac Miller. Check out In a Minute. Related: Ab-Soul - The End is Near ft Mac Miller (Audio)... Read more

Sir Michael Rocks – Make This Bread

The Cool Kids' Sir Michael Rocks has an additional part of his Lap of Lux mixtape dropping on Thursday. Here's a song from the project. Check out Make This Bread. Related: Sir Michael Rocks – In the Loop (Video)... Read more

Sir Michael Rocks – In the Loop (Video)

Sir Michael Rocks drops the video for his G-Funk-influenced In the Loop off his Lap of Lux mixtape. Check it out. Related: Sir Micahel Rocks – Lap of Lux (Mixtape)... Read more

Various Artists – Closed Sessions Vol. 2 (Mixtape)

We've dropped a few joints from the Closed Sessions Vol. 2 mixtape over the last few weeks. Now you can listen to and download the whole thing which features songs from Blu, Action Bronson, Freddie Gibbs, Sir Michael Rocks, Raekwon and many more. Check it out below. Related: Download the... Read more

Sir Michael Rocks – Toca Tuesday Freestyle (Video)

Sir Michael Rocks is the latest to drop some bars for Tony Touch on Toca Tuesday Freestyles. Check out the video. Related: Sir Michael Rocks - Now You Do (Video)... Read more

Sir Michael Rocks – Now You Do (Video)

Sir Michael Rocks drops the first video from his Lap of Luxury Mixtape. Check out Now You Do. Related: Sir Michael Rocks - Lap of Luxury (Mixtape)... Read more

Sir Michael Rocks – Premier Politics 1.5 (Mixtape)

Sir Micahel Rocks' new mixtape Premier Politics 1.5 is a continuation of his Premier Politics mixtape which dropped last year.  It features 13 new soulful tracks.  You can listen to the whole thing and download it below.  Previously:  Sir Michael Rocks performs at SXSW 12 (Video) Download Mixtape... Read more

Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy and Sir Michael Rocks (The Jets) perfrom at SXSW 2012 (Video)

The hip-hop OGs weren't the only ones doing it at SXSW. The young guns got it in too. Here are 2 videos of The Jets crew performing. The first is Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy & Sir Michael Rocks doing First Place and the second is Trademark Da Skydiver &... Read more

Too $hort – Trying to Come Up ft Sir Michael Rocks (Video)

Too $hort teams up with Sir Michael Rocks on Trying To Come Up. Check out the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kN7UiwQZXIw... Read more

Here is our list of the underground MCs who had the biggest come up in the last year: The AFH Torch Bearers list. These MCs include Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, A$AP Rocky, Childish Gambino, Chuuwee, Dom Kennedy, The Jets (Tradeamark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy, Sir Michael Rocks), The Kid Daytona, Rittz, Schoolboy Q, Smoke DZA, Stalley and XV. Click here to see why we chose these MCs and to hear some of their music.

There have been a lot of lists declaring top MCs lately; some for the mainstream and some for the underground. In our opinion (and each list is just that--opinions) each list left some things to be desired. So...we decided to take matters in our own hands. Partly in response to... Read more

Sir Michael Rocks – Imagine + Out The Jam

Here are 2 hot new tracks from The Cool Kids' Sir Michael Rocks. Check out Imagine and Out The Jam. Imagine Out The Jam... Read more

Curren$y – First Place ft Trademard Da Skydiver, Young Roddy & Sir Michael Rocks (Video)

Curren$y dropped First Place a few weeks ago. It's his new song with The Jets and the first since they added Sir Michael Rocks to the group. Check out the new video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku9xOVw_TVc&feature=player_embedded... Read more

The Jets (Curren$y, Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy & Sir Michael Rocks) – First Place

Sir Michael Rocks is the newest member of The Jets.  First Place is their first release as an official crew.  Sir Michael Rocks, Curren$y, Trademark Da Skydiver and Young Roddy lay down vocals on a soulful track.  Check it out. Click the arrow on the right of the player to... Read more

Sir Michael Rocks – I Can’t Go

Sir Michael Rocks kicks some verses over the same track Talib Kweli used on Country Cousins, his collabo with UGK. Check out Sir Michael Rocks' I Can't Go. Click here to download. Here's Country Cousins by Talib Kweli ft UGK.... Read more

Ski Beatz – 24 Hour Karate School Part 2 Lesson 3: Cotton Candy feat. Mikey Rocks (Video)

Ski Beatz is on the verge of releasing the second installment of his slept on 24 Hour Karate School compilation series. Here's a sneak preview of what to expect which features some behind the scenes with Ski and Sir Michael Rocks from Cool Kids. Check it out. And, if you're... Read more

Dom Kennedy’s album was also released today. Here’s a new song from him ft Asher Roth and Sir Michael Rocks.

Check out New Jeeps (stream only). Click here to buy the album, From the Westside With Love II.... Read more

Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids dropped a really hot mixtape in March. Here’s a new video for Livin’ It Up, one of the toughest joints on the mixtape.

It's a Cool Kids/JETS collabo with Sir Michael and  Trademark Da Skydiver going in on a super soulful track.  Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUh4DNHbSnU&feature=player_embedded Click here to listen to and download the mixtape, The Rocks Report.... Read more

Sir Michael Rocks teams up with Mr. Friday, Phil Ade, in the video for Over and Over.

This one is from Sir Michael Rock's solid mixtape, The Rocks Report. Click here if you missed it. Check out the video. http://vimeo.com/22746023... Read more

The Cool Kids dropped Bundle Up–a hot single with just a beat, lyrics and sparse keyboard–in February.

Here's the video, which is a satire of music videos themselves. Click here to download Bundle Up and click here to download Sir Michael Rocks' mixtape which is one of the best to drop so far this year.... Read more

Sir Michael Rocks and GLC combine to make some country cool on You Know the Rules. Check out the video.

This is from an upcoming mixtape called The Goodoctors Present: The Duff. If you haven't gotten that Sir Michael Rocks mixtape, The Rocks Report, click here to download it. It's a winner. Here's the video for You Know the Rules: http://vimeo.com/21606199... Read more

Sir Michael Rocks drops a heat rock. This one is the remix to BatPhone ft Smoke DZA.

See what I mean about The Cool Kids being on their grind?   Check it out. Click here to download.... Read more

Need some more Sir Michael Rocks? Check him out with Curren$y and Tabi Bonney.

The track is called Fly Out (pt. tres).  Pure flame. Click here to download.... Read more

Here’s another Cool Kids side project. This time it’s Sir Michael Rocks on the solo tip.

Check out the video for Coochie Crook: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrZy9KXLrZQ&feature=player_embedded#at=115 If you missed them, here are some of those other projects.... Read more