The Cool Kids


FSD & RBSS Present: The Cool Kids, Payroll Giovanni & Femdot @ Thalia Hall – DEC 14


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In 2016, FSD alongside Red Bull Sound Select have brought us sold out performances by Soulja Boy, Too $hort and Playboi Carti. And for our final event of 2016 we’re bringing it back home – with a very special performance from the legendary duo, The Cool Kids. I missed them, you missed them, we all missed them — so we thought it was only right to bring them back to Chicago for our year end/holiday extravaganza. The originators, none greater. Yes, the FSD/RBSS holiday event is upon us. our first holiday party and it surely won’t be our last.

It goes down Wednesday, December 14 at the historic Thalia Hall in Pilsen. That’s right, a bigger venue, so everyone can attend. One of the biggest complaints we receive is that we host our events at venues that are too small, so we went way bigger for this one. Thank us later.

Doors open at 8pm, and the show is 18+. Per usual, it’s $3 with RSVP — $10 without. As always, early arrival is strongly suggested.

Rounding out the bill is our Detroit homie Payroll Giovanni, of the Doughboyz Cashout conglomerate. His Big Bossin Vol. 1 album with producer Cardo is one of dopest the projects of 2016, so it’s only right we bring the Detroit Bad Boy to Chicago for his first-ever show in town. You’re going to want to boss your life up for this one.

Holding it down for Chicago is Femdot, one of the most talented young artists in the city. He’s had a breakout 2016, and dropped two next-level EPs. He performed at our RBSS show in Denver, so we wanted to put him in front of his hometown crowd for the year-ender. He has plenty of surprises in store, trust that.

Finally, someguynamedty will be DJing, so please believe it will be a night to remember. He does his thing each and every time he blesses the tables, so don’t miss Shade 45’s youngest in charge.


Location: Thalia Hall

Doors: 8pm

Age: 18+

Date: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

DJ: someguynamedty

The Cool Kids

Payroll Giovanni



Don’t sleep on RSVPing, we promise it will be an event you won’t want to miss.


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The Cool Kids f/ Maxo Kream – Running Man


Yes! Yes! Guess who’s bizzack? Chuck & Mikey. They are easily one of the most influential duos in the history of rap, and they’re back for the 2016. Reunited, new LP world excited. What, you thought they were finished? Think again. Today they make their triumphant return with “Running Man” featuring Maxo Kream.

They taught you how to do this, son. Pay homage to the legends. by pressing play on “Running Man” below. Go that way.

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It’s Official: The Cool Kids Are Reuniting


(yes, yes I used a 10 year old picture. because they’re taking it back)

It’s been 5 years to the day (almost) since we last heard from The Cool Kids as a group. On July 12, 2011 the duo dropped their When Fish Ride Bicycles project. Then they went their separate ways, embarking on their own solo journeys. Sure, they’d reunite for tracks here and there, and guest on each other’s albums — but no official work as a group was ever released. Fans were sad, but we always held out hope for an official reunion. Well, it appears it’s finally happening. No false starts — it’s the real deal this time. At least that’s what Chuck Inglish just took to Twitter to announce.

In the Tweet proclamation, Sir Charles stated it was time for them to get back to business and reclaim what’s rightfully there’s. I agree. They’ve been missed, and the timing is perfect to jump back in the ring reunited. Hopefully DJ VIPJ is along for the ride as well.

There’s no word on when and where they’ll break ground on a new project, but I’m excited at the possibility of a tour.

Remember them? The one’s you bit your style from? Well, they’re back. Praise the Lord.

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Listen To DJ Timbuck2’s ‘The Fake Shore Drive Mixtape’ with The Cool Kids


In light of the tragic passing of a Chicago legend, DJ Timbuck2, we felt it was only right to revisit our 2009 mixtape with Tim, aptly titled The Fake Shore Drive mixtape. The original link has been inactive for a few years, so after a number of requests today, we decided to re-up.

Tim and I spent six months (probably closer to a year) working on this mixtape, with help from Marc Moran, John Seyferth and Michael Kolar at Soundscape Studios. As you’ve probably heard, Tim was a perfectionist in every sense of the word, so he wouldn’t let it go with out it perfectly crafted. Plus locking in The Cool Kids to record their parts was no easy task.

FSD was only a year or two old at the time, so for so many artists to give us exclusives and unreleased music for the project was truly a blessing. Twista, Lupe Fiasco, GLC, Mikkey Halsted, The Cool Kids and others were gracious enough to bless us with unheard and unreleased material. The crown jewel, however, was “Youngest In Charge,” which featured Bump J spitting over a The Twilite Tone beat. Crazy, right?

Also note that this was the first mixtape of all original music released by a rap blog. It also stands as our only mixtape to date. Tim’s too, for the most part. He didn’t just do any mixtape or commit to hosting things. History. Timbuck2 will be greatly missed, but we will make sure he lives on through his music. Revisit this project in memorial of an innovator and hip-hop icon. Rest easy, Tim.

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Chuck Inglish & Sir Michael Rocks – Super Squad


“I’m in the coupe listening to Snoop ‘Woof’, this is what I do”

Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks. Chuck and Mike. Man, to be honest it’s hard for me to call them anything other than The Cool Kids, but never mind that. The Cool Kids are dead. That name is buried, so say your goodbyes. Peace out.

Chuck and Mike are back, though — at least on this track. And that’s reason enough to celebrate.

These two are the originators. Pioneers of what’s popping today. And it’s about time everyone pays homage to them. Yeah, everyone’s screaming Squad nowadays, but these two are the O.G. Squad. The “Super Squad” if you will. Any time they’re together it’s a holiday, so take a day off with Mike and Chuck below. That artwork is too hot, btw. Tag team back again.

This is off Chuck’s new album, which will be dropping in the very, very, very near future. Stay tuned.

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