My Personal Favorite

The Cool Kids

 Mikey Rocks & Chuck Inglish

This is the hottest of the hottest. A fresh new take on music that generated right here in Chicago. I am so proud of these guys for making it this far. Their first album The Bake Sale drops tomorrow, June 10th  in all major music stores (Best Buy, Circuit City, etc)

I went to college with “Chuck Inglish” and just seeing everything that he hoped for take off into something so big is really inspiring. These kids have toured (and keep touring) all over the world. Its really exciting!  Even in his status the kid stay grounded. Its something I respect more than anything.

Here is a breakdown on them from Wikipedia:

The Cool Kids are a hip hop duo from Chicago, Illinois and Detroit, Michigan. The duo consists of Antoine “Mikey Rocks” Reed (originally from Matteson, Illinois) and Evan “Chuck Inglish” Ingersoll (originally from Mount Clemens, Michigan). The Cool Kids’ music has been released primarily via their MySpace page, but have been signed the independent Chocolate Industries via their own label C.A.K.E Recordings. Reed and Ingersoll have collaborated with several other musical artists and made appearances in numerous media.

The members of The Cool Kids met in 2005 when Reed found a beat on the Internet that Ingersoll had produced. The two met to discuss terms of the beat’s sale, and eventually ended up recording for two hours.They were inspired by hip hop in the 1980s and artists like Eric B. & Rakim. Ingersoll began promoting the new duo’s material, and it was eventually booked by Josh Young of Flosstradamus for a DJ performance. At this performance (in a venue called Town Hall Pub), the duo met the DJ Diplo who offered to release a mixtape of their unreleased tracks titled Totally Flossed Outon his label Mad Decent, though it was eventually released on C.A.K.E. Recordings. They also received an offer from the DJ A-Trak to sign to his Fool’s Gold label, which they did, but only for one single.

They are making it big so if you’re not on The Cool Kids wagon by now…you’re snoozing!!!




~ by Dais on June 9, 2008.

One Response to “My Personal Favorite”

  1. The first show I went to when I moved back to Chicago was Cool Kids and Hollywood Holt at Schuba’s — I was hooked from then! They put on a fun show, so see them live if you get a chance.

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