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Drake’s 2018 Guest-Appearance Blitz: An Appreciation

Eventually, we'll see the day when LeBron James is no longer the greatest basketball player in the world. He's near the end of his 14th…
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2018 - 11:16 am

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We All Need To Be Grateful For Lil Wayne’s Continued Existence

Three and a half years ago, your entire Stereogum staff was at the FADER Fort during SXSW, watching the beautifully random one-off set where the…
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2017 - 2:57 pm


Q&A: The Cool Kids Feel Like Rap-Game Ben Simmons On Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe

The Cool Kids are a decade deep in the game but they feel like rookies again. To compare them to the new wave of rookies…
Collin Robinson | August 28, 2017 - 12:33 pm

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New Albums Streaming Today: Foo Fighters, Ariel Pink, The Cool Kids, Rostam, & More

It's a huge day for new album releases, and we've collected most of the major titles here for your streaming pleasure. The list does not…
Chris DeVille | September 15, 2017 - 9:41 am

Watch The Debut Episode Of The Cool Kids’ Comedy Series Shit Show

The Cool Kids are back with a new album this month -- read our recent interview with the Chicago rappers here -- and, in addition…
James Rettig | September 5, 2017 - 12:17 pm

The Cool Kids – “9:15PM” (Feat. Jeremih)

Since reuniting last year, crispy Chicago rap duo the Cool Kids have put out an unbroken string of truly solid tracks: "Running Man," "Connect Four,"
Tom Breihan | September 1, 2017 - 10:26 am

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

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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

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

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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

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