The Cool Kids
Since forming in 2007, The Cool Kids have wowed audience after audience and consistently evolved a golden-era hip-hop influenced sound into a sonic realm inhabited solely by themselves and their associates. It's quite refreshing to listen to Chicago's Mikey Rocks and Chuck Inglish go brazy over their homemade beats, as that's what brought them together in the first place. Originally, Mikey and Chuck were planning to be producers selling beats, but a fruitful session in 2005 inspired them to become their own wordsmiths. The first step for them was making their sound known, so they turned to MySpace, releasing song after song and two mixtapes that gave them the cult following necessary to catch the attention of Pitchfork Music Festival, who gave them a slot in the summer of 07'. That performance lionized The Cool Kids as underground kings, which brought their visibility up to the peaks of the music industry, catchng the attention of Flosstradamus, Diplo and A-Trak, who signed them to Fool's Gold Records to release the single "88'". Once they dropped their infamous "The Bake Sale" EP, their hometown and fans from all over had "Black Mags" memorized and skinny peach jeans and a sense of freedom in music once thought extinct.
After a tour with M.I.A, a slew of heavy hitting collabs with the likes of Drake, Mac Miller, Lil Wayne, and Ghostface Killah, licensing deals with NBA 2K and HBO's Entourage, and a Rhapsody commericial, The Cool Kids were essentially household names, and upon the release of their album When Fish Ride Bicycles, seemed to have the world at their fingertips. However, disputes with their original management team about the creative direction sucked the joy from the duo, and they split up to avoid letting it become personal. They individually released music under their solo names to keep their artistry intact, and made various moves around the industry to keep their toes in the soil.
Now, Propelr Music is proud to have partnered with the newly-reformed The Cool Kids to release their comeback LP, "Special Edition Grandmaster Deluxe". which "features the same barrier-breaking, revolutionary hip hop that cemented their status as legends in the first place, but with a new-school, high gloss finish."