Tag: The Cool Kids
Last night, The Cool Kids were on the bill for Mic Terror’s Fresh Prince Of Darkness release party at Chicago’s Hard Rock Cafe. Chuck and Mikey joined the Treated Crew for an all-star showcase, and gave an inspired reunion set. Above you can check out the duo running through their hit “Black Mags.” Shouts to POD for the video.
Yesterday, Chuck Inglish launched a Big Cartel page and unveiled his new line of merchandise. The line features pieces influenced by Chuck’s style as well as The Cool Kids. Jackets, long sleeve tees, crewnecks and tees are all available. Below we pics of the full line, the lot of which you can buy here. Hit the jump to check it out.
Cool Kids fans rejoiced a few weeks back when the duo announced via Twitter that they were set to reunite for a brand new album — their last since 2011’s When Fish Ride Bicycles. This announcement brought forth a lot of questions: is this for real? Why now? How is it dropping? What’s it going to sound like?
Well, thankfully we got a few answers today via a Sir Michael Rocks interview with Spin. Here he discusses their long-awaited album, Shark Week, and why they’re back to reclaim what’s rightfully theres. I can say with a lot of confidence that Chuck and Mike have been ruthlessly swagger jacked over the years. It’s time for them to return. Period.
How many songs have you completed?
Right now there are four. We work really fast, so we basically are waiting for a couple of little things so we can go out of the country — we want to go to the beach and record. We can make the album in like two weeks, pretty much.
Will there be many guests on the album?
So far, it’s just us, but that’s definitely something that me and Chuck need to talk about. We haven’t talked about it yet. Usually, with the Cool Kids, we’re self-produced, and we have such a unique sound that it makes sense to keep it in-house. We already got IAMSU! and the HBK Gang on “Chop,” so there’s no reason why more can’t be added.
What’s the meaning behind the title?
I’m a big fan of animals, and we’ve kept a theme of always relating our album titles to fish somehow. To us, the fish theme is a deeper meaning than most people would understand. You know what sharks do? Sharks are biters. We feel like after our first couple of mixtapes, a lot of people started biting our style, biting our look, biting our music, so now we’re addressing all of that stuff.
Drop numero dos from The Cool Kids, which features Cali’s own HBK Gang. Yeah, Sir Mike and Chuck are 2-0 right now.
The Cool Kid’s new project, Shark Week, is due out later this year. Give “Chop” a listen below and be sure to check out The Cool Kids’ other new joint, “Computer School”, here if you missed it.
New Cool Kids!
After announcing that a new album was on the way, The Cool Kids come though with the first taste of their new LP — “Computer School”. This new record is just one of the two (yes, two) new joints from Chuck and Mike dropping today.
Check out “Computer School” below and stay tuned. Shark Week drops later this year.
That’s right — The Cool Kids are back. After a brief hiatus, Chuck and Sir Mike are working on a brand new album for 2014. Chuck let the news fly via Twitter a few days ago and even revealed the title of the duo’s new project — Shark Week.
No word on when we can expect the album to drop, but it would be pretty cool if it actually dropped during shark week. We’re just glad that new music from Chuck and Mike is on the way. Stay tuned for more info.
Photos by Mike Rich. Courtesy of Red Eye.
Last Thursday, Fake Shore Drive joined forces with Red Bull for 120 Hours In Austin, which took place during the now mandatory festival for musicians, South By Southwest. The lineup featured many of Chicago’s heaviest hitters including ShowYouSuck, Chance The Rapper, Spenzo, L.E.P. Bogus Boys and The Cool Kids. Master P was our headliner, and the Colonel and his newly revamped No Limit soldiers did not disappoint.
If you missed the show, we feel sorry for you, but we do have some pictures and videos to bring you up to speed. If you did make it out, we’d like to thank you for your support and hope you had an amazing time. Red Bull’s #SoundSelect presented by Fake Shore Drive will return in May with another crazy lineup, so stay tuned for more details.
Hit the jump for more pics…
Courtesy of Q Hefna
Thursday afternoon, The Cool Kids got the band back together at the FSD and Red Bull ‘120 Hours In Austin’ #SoundSelect concert. Playing for a packed house in an outdoor venue, Chuck and Mikey ran through their string of hits with VIPJ on the wheels of steel. If you missed it, check the clip above.
TODAY Thursday, 3/14: Master P, The Cool Kids, L.E.P. Bogus Boys, Chance The Rapper, Spenzo & ShowYouSuck @ Gatsby’s
If you’re in Austin, TX for SXSW, be sure to come by Fake Shore Drive and Red Bull’s 120 Hours In Austin show on Thursday, March 14 at Gatsby’s (708 E. 6th Street) from 4-9pm. The event is FREE, with no official badge required. However, you MUST RSVP to gain entry. Early arrival is suggested. Special unannounced guests will be in attendance.
Where: Gatsby’s (708 E. 6th Street)
When: Thursday, March 14
Cover: FREE (no badges or wristbands required — any and everyone can attend)
The Cool Kids
L.E.P. Bogus Boys
Chance The Rapper
Artwork by Hebru Brantley