Posts Tagged ‘The Cool Kids’

Mayor by Pac Div (Video)

June 25, 2009

Pac Div bringing something I personally wasn’t expecting. Retro throw back West Coast beat is straight, straight uhhh…how bout..def!(It’s about time “def” makes a return to commonly used Hip Hop lingo. I’ll start it’s resurgence here.) It’s taken awhile but I think the West has gotten back much of the credibility it lost those dreadful fallout years after Dre left Death Row and the G-Funk era up and left with him. Pac Div reassuring me that the left coast’s new class is definitely hungry. Check out “Shut Up” on The Pac Div EP produced by Cool Kid Chuck Inglish. My god, that track is more than worth the price of admission.


Pac Div

West Side

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Pennies by The Cool Kids

January 30, 2009

There’s something about these kids. When you see them in their video or on stage or even just listening to them rhyme, they seem to have certain confident quality to them. It’s like they know they’re waaay cooler than you. Now I absolutely HATE the word “swag”, but I have to admit that Chuck and Mikey have it in spades.

Damn, I can’t wait for When Fish Ride Bicycles.

“This is the sound of throwing pennies on the ground…”

Delivery Man by The Cool Kids

September 19, 2008

Hey, new Cool Kids video! You know at first I didn’t really like this. It took a few listens of this for me to actually start warming up to it. The production on the song is aiight. The keys are sorta haunting, they definitely stay in your brain the rest of the day. Lyrically it’s Mikey’s verse that totally stands out in my mind. It’s absolutely retarded. Lots of memorable lines and is what ultimately sold me on the song. I’m feeling the random locales Chuck and Mikey rap in. Especially the one with them donning the white coats with stuffed animals on their arm Taxidermist style.

I just can’t wait for When Fish Ride Bicycles(“Delivery Man” won’t be on it by the way) to finally be released. I have to mention that a hip hop album titled “When Fish Ride Bicycles” is probably the coolest thing I’ve heard all year. Yeah, yeah it sounds off the wall and random and may come off pretentious and it sure won’t help The Cool Kids shake that “Hipster Rap” label, but you know what? Fuck it. Fuck it because I know when it drops it will be fresher than 90% of the hip hop albums that come out that year.

Kanye + Common + Lupe + The Cool KIds = Chicago is the NEW New York.

Bake Sale Today

May 20, 2008

The Cool Kids have finally released Bake Sale so support the Kids and pick it up. I really don’t need to go too in depth with this review. It’s only the EP. Still banging though.

“What Up Man”: How bananas is this song? They should make a whole album where the sound is actually said while it hits.
“One Two”: How ill is that seal yelp? Doesn’t that shit just make this song that much iller?
“Mikey Rocks”: This beat is so fucking dirty ass retarded. Dare you to stop from nodding your head to it.They shouldn’t play this song in the vicinity of people with broken necks.
“88”: This song makes me want to go to my parents house and rummage through all of my old clothes and wear them. I’d rock a Body Glove shirt, my purple Cross Colour pants and my British Knights sneakers. The same ones I saw this kid on Double Dare wear. To round out my outfit I’d wear my snap bracelet. All of this while practicing the Roger Rabbit in the mirror.
“What It Is”: Let’s speed it up a bit.
“Black Mags”: Super tight pants are the next shit.
“A Little Bit Cooler”: Freeeeesssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhh…
“Gold And A Pager”: Gold is the new silver fam.
“Bassment Party”: “Rappers need to ryhme over electro beats more often.
“Jingling”: Dope.

So far my favorite Hip Hop album released this year.


Milkcrate x The Cool Kids Tee

May 4, 2008

Very fresh. I’m probably gonna kick myself for not ordering one but I’m gonna pass on this not because I don’t think it’s dope but because I’ve been on a spending spree as of late. I really need to reel it in on my spending habits if I want to have something for Tokyo next year. Milkcrate and the Kids come with their first tee, sure to be snatched up fairly quickly.

I’ve been preaching The Cool Kids for a long time and it seems they just might be on the precipice of blowing the fuck up. Here’s hoping The Bake Sale will sound as raw and ill as it does in my dreams. Oh yeah, cop the tees at the Lab.

Top 10 Hip Hop Songs of 2007

December 8, 2007

This year was a great year for Hip Hop, for me at least. I haven’t felt this way in quite a while. This year brought me albums from some of my favorite hip hop artists/groups of all time. I got releases from Common, Kanye, Little Brother, Nas(GH), Jay-Z, Ghostface and come December 11th and 18th, Wu-Tang Clan and Lupe Fiasco respectively. This year also brought me some new acts to look forward to in the future like Blu + Exile, Kid Sister, Gemstones and The Cool Kids. It was a little tough to narrow down my list to just ten, but I managed and this is what I came up with:

10. “Give It Up” by Twista Feat. Pharrell

Twist/Pharrell

Some artist just go well together. Twista and Pharrell have only linked up a few times but each time has been a home run. First with Lavish and now with Give It Up. I love the video too, it’s like a 3 minute BBC/Ice Cream commercial.

9. “Bittersweet” by Kanye West Feat. John Mayer

Kanye West

I think I can speak for alot of people out there when I say i’ve been waiting for this one since Late Registration. John Mayer is great on the hook.

8. “I Know” by Jay-Z

Jigga

Jay-Z over the Neptunes? Sign me up. My favorite track off of American Gangster and that’s saying alot considering I like almost every song on that album. Yeah AG wasn’t Reasonable Doubt, but of all of Hov’s albums this comes the closest. Possibly my third favorite Jigga album behind RD and The Black Album.

7. “Black Mags” by The Cool Kids

The Cool Kids

It was Chicago’s year this year. Would’ve liked to see I Rock as a single but Black Mags will definitely suffice. BMX’s was this years Skateboards, don’t sleep. I can’t wait for January when The Bake Sale EP drops, only to hold me off until middle of next year when Totally Flossed Out comes out.

6. “Touch of Mink” by Camp Lo

Camp Lo

Deckstream on the ridiculous beat here with Camp Lo sounding as smooth as ever. Geechie Suede and Sonny Cheeba sound right at home rhyming about females and the finer things in life. The beat has sort of a throwback vibe not unlike “Luchini”, which I like very much.

5. “Soul Amazing” by Blu + Exile

Blu Exile

The Left Coast was represented extremely well this year by Blu + Exile. Smooth beat, dope lyrics, just an amazing song. Blu along with Murs are among the very, very few rappers that keep my hope alive for West Coast Hip Hop in this day in age.

4. “International Players Anthem” by UGK + Outkast

UGK

UGK + Outkast + Triple Six mafia sampling Willie Hutch = ?

Anyone? Anyone?

Answer: Southern Hip Hop done right.

R.I.P. Pimp C

3. “I Still Love H.E.R. by The Teriyaki Boyz Feat. Kanye West

Teriyaki Boyz

Like one big Bathing Ape commercial. Nigo’s Boyz rhyming in Japanese(for the most part) over a K-West beat. Freshness. This song reflects my thoughts on Hip Hop this year. It reminded me that of all the bullshit that comes out of her mouth sometimes, in the end I still love H.E.R.

2. “Nostalgia” by Marco Polo Feat. Masta Ace

Marco Masta

I feel like the older and older I become, the more and more i’m gonna appreciate this song. Marco Polo on the beat doing his best Preemo impersonation and Masta Ace showing these kids he’s been killing it since before they were born. Arguably my favorite song of the year.

1. “We On” by Gem Stones Feat. Lupe Fiasco

Gem Lu

No other rap song got me more hyped this year than this. I had first heard a snippet of this and played that out like there was no tomorrow. When the full song was released, I lost it and went nuts. Lu and Gem trading back and fourth, showing they can “twist” with the best of them. The lyrics, the beat, the feel, everything was hitting on this song.

Black Mags

September 30, 2007

Why are all my favorite Hip Hop artists nowadays from Chicago? The Cool Kids are apart of A-Traks label, Fools Gold. I really dig these guys. Their beats are so throwback they remind me of old West Coast Too Short. Rhymes are dope, nothing overly complex, fitting for the music. Definitely feeling it. I like their whole 80’s retro style, these cats dress like it was 89′ or something. Check out Mikey with them tight pants. Fresh.

Since A-Trak’s Kanyes dj, I wanna see some collabs. Ye has already rhymed over “Pro Nails” by Kid Sister(who is also signed to Fools Gold). So I wanna see Ye on “Gold And A Pager”. And Lupe on “I Rock” would be off the meat rack. C’mon let’s make it happen Chicago.