The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of September 2016
Earlier this year, HNHH launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now. The playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all super-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify. Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop and R&B.
Behind The Beat: Chuck Inglish
One of the first Chuck Inglish beats most people heard was track one of The Cool Kids’ breakout EP, The Bake Sale. Its unmistakable use of vocals saying the instrument they’re taking the place of was ingeniously self-aware. Aside from the beat’s conceptual cleverness, the song manages to not sound too busy or cluttered, despite using vocals as part of a beat with more vocals layered on top.
Chuck Inglish: "The Cool Kids Are Back Forreal"
Last year it was stated by Sir Michael Rocks that his beloved group with Chuck Inglish, The Cool Kids, would never return. However, today, fans of the duo have been given some amazing news. According to both members, The Cool Kids will in fact return -- for real this time.I called Mikey and realized nothing would feel better than us being the originators again," Chuck wrote on Twitter. "The Hiatus is over. We missed being us. We refuse to let people down and not be the actual group. We been through too much."
The "Internet Rapper" Phenomenon
Since debuting in 2008, XXL's annual Freshman Class feature has had its fair share of questionable choices (such as Kidd Kidd appearing a full eight years after we first heard him on "Mrs. Officer") and flops, not to mention numerous omissions of rappers who've gone onto stardom. It's never exactly been considered a finger-on-the-pulse-type source for new talent, but rather a conversation starter and surface-level barometer for casual hip-hop hobbyists.
#TBT: The Cool Kids
Sir Michael Rocks might have said that The Cool Kids are never coming back, but that doesn't mean that the duo didn't run things during their tenure. Over four years, Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish released six mixtapes, an EP and a proper album titled When Fish Ride Bicycles.
Sir Michael Rocks Confirms, The Cool Kids Are Never Coming Back
Sir Michael Rocks took to Twitter on Saturday to put any The Cool Kids reunion rumors to rest. "THE COOL KIDS ARE NEVER COMING BACK," he wrote.
Shooting The Shit With Sir Michael Rocks
Sir Michael Rocks is not new when it comes to this rapping thing. He's been doing it for almost ten years now, yet he can still be considered a young'n at the current age of 26 (and in fact, he's often grouped in with the young'ns, something we discuss during our interview). When he started out with Chuck Inglish as The Cool Kids back in 2005, he was too ahead of his time. Now that time has caught up with Mikey's style, he's on to the next one.
Stream Sir Michael Rocks' New Album "BANCO"
Sir Michael Rocks brought his new sounds to the fans at Midnight last night with his new album BANCO. After posting a leak yesterday with Chuck Inglish and Too Short, "Ain't Nothing Like", you can now stream the album in full before deciding to make the iTunes purchase.
Stream Chuck Inglish's "Convertibles" Album In Its Entirety
Chuck Inglish has been in the game for a minute, first emerging on the scene with Sir Michael Rocks in their duo The Cool Kids, and then subsequently launching into a solo career. Despite releasing plenty of material since then, Chuck is only now releasing his debut solo album, which will see release on April 8th. The project features guest appearances from the likes of Mac Miller, Ab-Soul, BJ The Chicago Kid, Vic Mensa, Action Bronson, Chance The Rapper, Sir Michael Rocks, and more.
The Cool Kids Talk Reunion, & "Shark Week" Album
At the top of the year, Chuck Inglish dropped some exciting, and long over-due news.
Chuck Inglish Says New Cool Kids Album "Shark Week" Is Coming Soon
Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks have been very prolific since their work together as The Cool Kids, but there have been few updates on a new project from the duo. Today, Chuck surprised fans with an announcement concerning new music from Mikey and himself. "Me and @SirMichaelRocks are about take all our shit back real quick" he tweeted, before announcing, "@thecoolkids - (Shark Week) coming soon."
Underrated Audio: July 27- August 2
This past week we saw a pretty solid amount of music get released, however, all things turned to Drake when his single "All Me" dropped (so it really is All Drake). But for Underrated Audio we will take the focus off Drizzy for a minute and present you with five tracks from the past week that may have been swallowed up by those huge joints from Drake, 2 Chainz, etc.