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Kendrick Lamar Is Ready For War

It's time to revisit that old question: Who is running rap? In a genre that thrives on competition, on subtle slights and internal gossip, the…
Tom Breihan | March 29, 2017 - 12:11 pm

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Hus Kingpin’s Beautiful, Evocative, Grimy New York Rap

There's a moment on "Lootpack" -- the Madlib-produced, 83-second opening track from Long Island rapper Hus Kingpin's new mixtape 16 Waves -- where Hus says,…
Tom Breihan | February 1, 2017 - 11:16 am

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E-40 Is A National Treasure

A couple of weeks ago, the entire rap world welcomed A Tribe Called Quest back with open arms. That was exactly as it should've been.
Tom Breihan | November 23, 2016 - 11:23 am

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The Cool Kids – “Checkout” Video

Chicago rap spartans are back together and steadily cranking out new tracks, with their new album Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe set to come out…
Tom Breihan | July 12, 2017 - 12:12 pm

The Cool Kids – “TV Dinner”

Crispy, minimalist Chicago rap greats the Cool Kids went their separate ways for a few years, but they're back together now and regularly cranking out…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2017 - 11:01 am

Status Ain't Hood

E-40 Is A National Treasure

A couple of weeks ago, the entire rap world welcomed A Tribe Called Quest back with open arms. That was exactly as it should've been.
Tom Breihan | November 23, 2016 - 11:23 am

The Cool Kids – “Connect Four”

The Cool Kids split back in 2011 after releasing their debut LP When Fish Ride Bicycles. Over the summer, we got word that the duo…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 17, 2016 - 2:40 pm

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Young M.A Is A Bully And A Boss

A quick note: I wrote this column yesterday afternoon, before the passing of Shawty Lo. Shawty Lo's death is obviously the most important thing that's
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2016 - 10:54 am

The Cool Kids – “Running Man” (Feat. Maxo Kream)

The Cool Kids -- the rap duo made up of Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks (fka Mikey Rocks) -- are back in full effect.
Collin Robinson | September 19, 2016 - 12:11 pm

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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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,…
Scott Lapatine | August 8, 2011 - 11:45 am
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