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Chuck Inglish – “Legs” (Feat. Chromeo) Video

The Cool Kids rapper/producer Chuck Inglish released his solo debut Convertibles earlier this year, and on “Legs,” the album’s first single, he collaborated with Chromeo. “Legs” is less a Chuck Inglish song with a Chromeo chorus than a Chromeo song with Inglish rapping on it. And in the song’s new video, from director Andreis Costa,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2014 - 2:51 pm

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “Rush Into Love” (Feat. Chuck Inglish & Slim Of 112)

Detroit’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. make a super-clean form of festival-ready synthpop that’s always reminded me of Hall & Oates, and I haven’t really gotten it. But when you add Rap Stuff to it, it makes a whole lot more sense to me. The group is planning to release an honest-to-god mixtape called Produce, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Chuck Inglish – “Legs” (Feat. Chromeo)

Chicago-based retro-rappers the Cool Kids returned earlier this week with two new songs, “Computer School” and “Chop.” And now Chuck Inglish, one half of the duo, is about to release his solo debut Convertibles on his own Sounds Like Fun label and Dave Sitek’s Federal Prism. The LP has a crazy-strong list of contributors; Chance… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2014 - 10:50 am

The Cool Kids – “Computer School” & “Chop” (Feat. The HBK Gang)

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the icy, unflappable Chicago retro-rap duo the Cool Kids, but they’ve just shared two new songs, so a comeback seems imminent. “Computer School” samples this Steve Harvey bit from The Original Kings Of Comedy (great movie) and takes the group back to the slow-rolling, spacious sound that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2014 - 2:54 pm

The Cool Kids – “Rush Hour Traffic” Video

In the new video for “Rush Hour Traffic,” a track from crispy Chicago retro-rap duo the Cool Kids, Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks drive around their hometown and play a show. Neither of these is very exciting video fodder, but what makes the clip work is the psychedelic animated goofiness that keeps invading the frame… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 16, 2012 - 12:57 pm

Curren$y – “Luxury Sport” (Feat. Sir Michael Rocks)

New Orleans weed-rap king Curren$y has just initiated Sir Michael Rocks, the better-at-rapping half of the Cool Kids, into his Jet Life crew. To celebrate, the two of them recently got together to record a freestyle over the Ghostface/Jadakiss energy-bomb classic “Run.” It’s weird to hear these guys sounding so calm and heavy-lidded over a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2011 - 12:18 pm

Artist Polaroids From Lollapalooza 2011

Lollapalooza celebrated its twentieth anniversary in Chicago over the weekend with headline performances by Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, and Muse. It was the support acts, however, that really excited us. So like he did at Bonnaroo, our tireless photog/artist wrangler Graeme Flegenheimer (with help from The Impossible Project) distributed Polaroid cameras and film to 23… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 8, 2011 - 11:45 am

Gucci Mane, DMC, Andrew W.K., Tim Harrington, Doug E. Fresh, The Cool Kids, Delorean & Dominique Young Unique Close Out The JellyNYC Pool Parties @ Williamsburg Waterfront 8/29/10

And so ended the Pool Parties, at least in the form in which we know them. That is to say, they ended with fun and sunny sets from the previously confirmed Florida booty rap party starter Dominique Young Unique and Barcelona’s blissed out dance rock blog-beaters Delorean, and a series of special guests that ra… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 30, 2010 - 3:04 pm

All Points West Wet 2009 In Photos

When APW presented its inaugural festival last year, we weren’t alone in taking issue with the experience: lack of food options, a fair but generally recycled undercard which played more like “a bunch of bands opening for Radiohead,” an extremely restricted/overpriced drink situation designed to keep people sober and make them feel uncomfortable by boozing… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 3, 2009 - 9:47 am

Watch The Worthwhile Moments Of The Woodies

The Woodies happened, I was there, you didn’t miss too much. This year’s performance roster was interesting though, particularly for a couple of onstage collaborations. Vampire Weekend’s “The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance” with Chromeo was previously announced and a fun if subtle shift from the original (not like the Chromeo studio remix of theMore »

By: Amrit Singh / November 20, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Lollapalooza 2008: Saturday In Photos, Rage Delivers Bruises

By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh

Saturday was mostly just your standard, hot, sold out, music-filled day at Lolla. Until Rage. Wilco were great and photogenic… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 3, 2008 - 12:27 pm

Photos From Philadelphia’s Inaugural Roots Picnic

Photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Over the past decade and change, the scene that’s come to define Philadelphia — in media exposure and in most cases, artistic merit — has been spearheaded by the most fabulous Roots crew. Going to middle and high school in the area, word would trickle back to u… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 9, 2008 - 1:41 pm

Stereogum Does CMJ: The Cool Kids/M.I.A. @ Terminal 5, NYC 10/19/07

Stereogum’s Friday night was a mix of hip hop and indie rock, getting started with Abbey’s trip to Terminal 5 to take in buzzy Chicago MCs The Cool Kids and M.I.A., while the rest of us ran back and forth between Irving and the Delancey for the Narrator, Cale Parks, Spank Rock, Santogold,… More »

By: Stereogum / October 21, 2007 - 6:51 pm