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10 Years Later, The Cool Kids Drop A Stylish Sequel To The Song That Got Them Hot (Audio)

It was 2007 when The Cool Kids saw the release of their first commercial single, "Black Mags," hot off the heels of their debut mixtape, Totally Flossed Out. Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks saw a glimpse of commercial success with their Hip-Hop love song about bicycles, and the duo... Read more

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

Stalley’s “Saving Yusuf” Mixtape Is A Return To His Soulful Slap (Mixtape)

For several years, Stalley has excelled in creating what he has dubbed "Intelligent Trunk Music." As the name suggests, the sound is characterized by Stalley's own brand of thoughtful lyrics, enveloped in car-rattling soulful beats. When Stalley signed to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group, the contrast in the two MCs'... Read more

Black Milk, Daz & Do Or Die All Featured On An Electro-Hip-Hop LP (Album Stream)

On his new album Fundamentals, Onra craftily fuses French Electronica with mellow vibrations spawning from his love for '90s Hip-Hop and R&B. The Franco-Persian producer merits the exclusive use of an Akai MPC in creating a sound that salutes the retro while fostering the futuristic. Hip-Hop Heads can look forward... Read more

Vic Mensa’s Down On My Luck Gets Chuck Inglish’s Groovy Reconsideration (Audio)

Almost to the week, it's been a year since Vic Mensa brought out some modern-day Hip-House with "Down On My Luck." Complete with a psychedelic video, the Chicago, Illinois MC touched on pain, release, sadness, and catharsis in a song that was more R&B and Deep House than traditional Rap... Read more

Chuck Inglish Is in Cool Kid Form on Keith Sweat (Video)

Taking a page out of A$AP Ferg's book, Chuck Inglish releases a song titled after a back in the day star that has absolutely nothing to do with the song's subject. That doesn't matter though. "Keith Sweat" has enough Cool Kid boom bap to get your head nodding no matter... Read more

Chuck Inglish & Action Bronson Bring Throwback Elements To New Music In Gametime (Audio)

The lead-up to Chuck Inglish's Convertibles is in at least fourth gear. The Cool Kids MC plans his LP for next Tuesday (April 8th), and he unleashed "Gametime" featuring a blog-era Rap contemporary, Action Bronson. Both MCs are known for throwback qualities, subject matters, and favored production styles. That's very... Read more

Ab-Soul & Sir Michael Rocks Help Jesse Medina Make A Grand Entrance (Audio)

On April 1, Jesse Medina will drop the aptly-titled Meet Jesse Medina. With a new version of his single, "Riddims 2.0," Jesse recruits Black Hippy's Ab-Soul and The Cool Kids' Sir Michael Rocks, along with singer Anya Kvitka for the track about finding the pocket, of the beat and of... Read more

Chuck Inglish Redefines His Sound With Some Help From Chance the Rapper (Audio)

The Cool Kids' Chuck Inglish specializes in sparse tracks driven primarily by hard 808 drums. On Glam, he has shed that sound for a lush and soulful track driven by horns, guitar, bass and a trademark verse from Chance the Rapper. This is musical magic. Check it out. Related: Arsenio... 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

Asher Roth, Blended Babies & Chuck Inglish Make A Key Visual Companion For See The World (Video)

"See The World" was a trippy collaboration released two weeks ago by Blended Babies, Asher Roth, and The Cool Kids' Chuck Inglish. The record features that liquid wordplay that made Asher a breakout star (with The Cool Kids) in '07 and '08. However, B.B. hit with the '70s Psyche/Rock samples... Read more

Blended Babies Team With Asher Roth & Chuck Inglish For See The World (Audio)

Blended Babies links with their frequent artist Asher Roth and The Cool Kids' Chuck Inglish. Together, the late '00s trio vibes out over the slow beat with slower flows. The collabo marks the opening of Blended Babies Music Group. No word on the acts yet, but this Psyche sample chop... Read more

Chuck Inglish, Mac Miller & Ab-Soul Channel The Beastie Boys In Came Thru / Easily (Video)

The Cool Kids' Chuck Inglish built a reputation on combining late '80s 808 drums with futuristic flows and style. For the video for "Came Thru / Easily," Chuck channels The Beastie Boys, tracking shots with his homies Ab-Soul and Mac Miller. Some dope animation matches the songs sensibilities nicely. Came... Read more

Chuck Inglish – Came Thru/Easily ft Mac Miller & Ab-Soul

Chuck Inglish drops off his new single "Come Thru/Easily" with an eclectic cast of feature MCs. With Chuck spitting last, the track also features Mac Miller and Ab-Soul blessing the mic over some southern bounce production. The song is from Chuck Inglish's upcoming EP Easily which drops later this fall. Related: Pusha T... Read more

Mac Miller – Gees ft Schoolboy Q

Mac Miller and Schoolboy Q link up on a Chuck Inglish beat. The result? Dopeness. Check out Gees. Related: Mac Miller – Suplexes Inside of Complexes & Duplexes ft Jay Electronica (Audio)... Read more

Mac Miller – All the Time ft Ab-Soul

Mac Miller and Ab-Soul flow like a couple of cool kids over this Chuck Inglish beat. Check out All the Time. Related: Rapsody – Round Table Discussion ft Mac Miller & The Cool Kids (Audio)... Read more

J Dilla – Detroit Game ft Boldy James & Chuck Inglish (from The Cool Kids)

Here's a previously unreleased track from the mighty J Dilla. It features that patented Dilla dirty funk and vocals from The Cool Kids' Chuck Inglish and Boldy James. Check out Detroit Game from the upcoming new posthumous Dilla project, Rebirth of Detroit. Related: J Dilla - Rebirth of Detroit album... Read more

J Dilla Rebirth of Detroit Chuck Inglish x Boldy James Studio Session (Video)

Rebirth of Detroit an album featuring previously unreleased music from the late great J Dilla will be dropping later this year. Here's a behind the scenes video of The Cool Kids' Chuck Inglish in the studio laying down some verses on one of the tracks and spending some time with... Read more

Asher Roth & Chuck Inglish – In the Kitchen (Video)

The audio for Asher Roth & Chuck Inglish's In The Kitchen dropped back in August. Here's the bugged out video served up by illroots. Check it out. http://vimeo.com/30768467... Read more