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Sir Michael Rocks – “Bag Emoji” (prod. Suicideyear and Junior Chef)

posted by Oscar January 2, 2018

Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids isn’t laying low these days and today he’s sharing a piece of his solo work. SMR is kicking off 2018 with a track that reflects the enthusiasm of getting a fresh start in our collective quest of going for that bag.

Stream “Bag Emoji,” produced by Suicideyear and Junior Chef, below. Continue Reading

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Video: The Cool Kids feat. Jeremih – “9:15PM”

posted by Oscar December 7, 2017

Iconic Chicago duo The Cool Kids have shared their new music video for their track with Jeremih. The “9:15PM” video was directed Verluxe, and you can instantly see what makes them such a brilliant group as they delivered a truly fantastic visual.

The shimmery track gets paired with a 70s-centric video that finds Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish put on a little Discofied show,  complete with a soul train and everything. This one is Funky, and we couldn’t ask for a better video than this!

See it above.

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The Cool Kids feat. Jeremih – “9:15Pm”

posted by Oscar September 1, 2017

The full-on return of The Cool Kids is nigh! The duo consisting of Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks have delivered some big news today surrounding their latest project, with the pair not only detailing the album titled Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe but also releasing a song off it.

The new song we get to vibe to is called “9:15Pm” and it features Jeremih. The production here is light and experimental with a classic Hip Hop quality to it, while their fellow Chicago singer provides a hook that ties it all together.

The Cool Kids have also shared some details about their first release in six years, which is due out September 15, including the album’s cover art (see above). The track list reveals we can expect to hear 16 tunes, while artists like Hannibal Buress, Travis Barker (Blink-182), HXLT, A-Trak, Syd (The Internet), and others feature on the album.

Check out the new track and catch up on all the new details below. Continue Reading

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Afropunk Brooklyn 2017 Lineup Announced feat. Thundercat, Gary Clark Jr., Kaytranada, + a St. Heron Stage

posted by Oscar April 6, 2017

The 2017 lineup for the Brooklyn installment of Afropunk has been announced. The roster for this year includes Soul II Soul, Sampha, Thundercat, Kaytranada, Dizzee Rascal, Gary Clark Jr., Macy Gray, SZA, Serpentwithfeet, Sango, The Cool Kids, and Kevin Abstract. Solange’s St. Heron and Kaytranada will also  Many more headliners will be announced soon, too.

The critically-acclaimed fest will take place August 26-27 at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene. See the lineup below. Continue Reading

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Video: Check Out Our Exclusive Interview With The Cool Kids

posted by Oscar March 30, 2017

Our SXSW this year was definitely our best one yet not only because we got to witness excellent performances from the likes of Vince Staples, Francis and the Lights, Spoon, and Migos, but we also held many exclusive interviews. We’re starting off SXSW 2017 interview series with our favorite one: The Cool Kids.

Check out the main interview with The Cool Kids above, in which the duo discusses working on their comeback album, the role of social media in the music industry, and their own legacy. Hit the jump to learn more about Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks in our speed round segment, including the first album they ever bought, favorite music video of all time, and favorite NBA player. Continue Reading

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The Cool Kids – “TV Dinner”

posted by Oscar March 24, 2017

The Cool Kids are making their comeback official and are set for releasing their first album since their 2011 debut, When Fish Ride Bicycles.

Today, the duo of Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish have unleashed “TV Dinner,” the lead single from their forthcoming project. If you needed new indication why these guys are bona fide geniuses, look no further than this track!

Hear it below. Continue Reading

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POD Photos: SXSW 2017 – Day 3 feat. French Montana, Cam’ron, Noname, Warm Brew

posted by Oscar March 22, 2017

Day 3 of SXSW 2017 was packed with dope showcases throughout downtown Austin, which helped give us that much more to choose from regarding the artists we’d want to see for the night… but that also made it so much more difficult to decide on an action plan because the lineups were insane pretty much everywhere, so having to choose the right showcase carried so much more weight.

But that’s when it helps to have a squad in ATX, so while I went over to the House Of Vans/Fake Shore Drive showcase at the Mohawk that boasted a stacked lineup of some of Chicago’s best talent plus French Montana headlining, Alex and Alberto (AKA ) made their way to Easy Tiger for TuneIn’s that featured none other than Dipset’s own, Cam’ron!

Take a look at the highlights of Day 3 of SXSW below. Continue Reading

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12 Chicago Artists To See at SXSW 2017

posted by Oscar March 11, 2017

It’s the most…. wonderful time… of the yeeeeear! SXSW is back, and we couldn’t be more pumped to attend again this. For as much as we make sure to take full advantage of this festival every year to discover new sounds and find new bands to follow, we always make time to show some love to our favorite Chicago acts playing down in ATX.

So if you’re going to be in Austin, Texas this coming week to attend the massive festival, these are the artists from our hometown that you definitely need to check out. This isn’t all of them (and it’s definitely not the only ones we’ll be catching down in Texas at this festival), but these are the artists we’re definitely not missing out on! Continue Reading

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New Podcast Episode! Episode 5: #FreeBobbyShmurda

posted by Luis Hernandez November 17, 2016


This week Josiah & Luis talk about this week’s Chicago Spotlight featuring Brandun Deshay, Thelonious Martin, & the Cool Kids (00:00-8:25), ATCQ New Album (8:36-18:29), Our First Interview w/Our Friend Issac Portugal to discuss Boston rap, Bobby Shmurda, & current rap news (18:30-45:40), also quick hits discussing Childish Gambino’s new tracks, Shia Lebeouf freestyle, The Weeknd & More! (45:41-59:51) Listen to it on itunes here or for non-itunes can listen here. Make sure to Review & subscribe on itunes for the latest updates from us!




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Recap Video for Mic Terror’s Release Party ft. The Cool Kids, Treated Crew, Taylor Bennett + more

posted by Oscar March 21, 2014

Check out the recap video of the March 7th release party for Mic Terror’s Fresh Prince of Darkness, shot by aWMFilm. We were actually in attendance for this one and needless to say, there were plenty of great moments throughout the night. The video features The Cool Kids (Sir Michael Rocks & Chuck Inglish), Treated Crew (Mano, Hollywood Holt & more), Taylor Bennett, Saint Millie, Hustle Simmons and of course, Mic Terror.

See a glimpse at all that went down that night in the video above.


Event: Mic Terror Release Party ft. The Cool Kids, Treated Crew & Taylor Bennett on 3/7

posted by Oscar February 14, 2014

Mic Terror FPD Release Party

On The Grind Management Presents: Mic Terror’s Fresh Prince of Darkness release party.

The much-anticipated release of Mic Terror’s latest work will finally arrive this year and to help commemorate the occasion OTG will be holding a release party with performances by Treated Crew, The Cool Kids, Saint Millie and Taylor Bennett. The night will also hear additional music from Million $ Mano, VIP J, Matt Boy White, Manny Muscles and DJ RTC.

The release party will take place this upcoming March 7th at the Hard Rock Cafe, located on 63 W Ontario in downtown Chicago. Tickets $20 in advance/$25 door ($5 off at the door with your proof of purchase of FPD). 18+ to enter, show starts at 10pm.

Get tickets: http://micterror.eventbrite.com