#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.
Staff Picks Playlist (October 16)
Shout out the weekend. Friday is upon us. We're kicking off the weekend as we usually do, with a dose of our staff's favorite Soundcloud releases from the past seven days. This week turned out to be pretty big on the mixtape side, with Ty Dolla $ign, Big K.R.I.T., Jadakiss and Jeezy dropping free projects. However this week's Staff Picks playlist deviates from the big names for the most part, shining light on a bunch of up & comers. It's also not the -hardest- playlist ever, there's a lot of softer, r'n'b-leaning records until you get down towards the bottom.
Stream Chuck Inglish's "Everybody's Big Brother"
After giving us "Freaknik '96" earlier in the week, and "Short Stoppin" featuring ManMan Savage last night, Chuck Inglish is finally ready to debut his new solo effort, aptly titled Everybody's Big Brother.
Chuck Inglish Gives Release Date For "Everybody's Big Brother"; Shares Artwork & Tracklist
When we interviewed Chuck Inglish in June, he told us that the name of his next album would be Everybody's Big Brother. Said album is indeed on the way, as Chuck has just announced that Everybody's Big Brother will be released on October 2.
Meet Donmonique: Brooklyn's Resident Thirst Trapper
In terms of songs that use the names of caucasian female celebrities to stand in for other white substances, Donmonique's "Pilates" is second only to Migos' "Hannah Montana," the track that may have started the whole trend. Listing Jenner sisters and former Disney stars on the hook, the 20-year-old Brooklyn rapper rides the minimal, "Vans"-style beat to paydirt, securing herself quite the underground hit, seemingly from out of nowhere.
Manolo Rose Says He Has Songs With Harry Fraud & Hit-Boy In Store
Fresh off the release of his debut mixtape Concrete Rose, Manolo Rose stopped by the office to speak on the project and what else he has in store this year. At this point, it's become pretty common knowledge that the rapper is the creator of Troy Ave's hit "All About The Money," however he's slowly transitioned into a star of his own with hits like "Run Ricky Run," and most recently "Super Flexin."
Chuck Inglish Talks "2003" & Announces Upcoming Album "Everybody's Big Brother"
It's been slightly over a year since we heard from Chuck Inglish, with his last album Convertibles dropping in April 2014. The talented rapper-slash-producer is about to pop back up with his impending new album, due out this summer, as well as two other projects he already has lined up for the year to come. So, basically, if you thought Chuck was chilling out, he wasn't.
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.
Kid Cudi Lashes Out At Chuck Inglish For Leaking Old Record
Over the weekend, an unreleased track from Kid Cudi & King Chip, who went by the duo The Almighty GloryUS, was leaked onto the internet Friday night by the song’s producers Chuck Inglish & Blended Babies. While many Cudder fans were extremely happy and pleased with this unreleased 2010 collab, the man who made it wasn’t AT ALL!
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.
Underrated Audio: March 1- March 7
Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days, that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
Underrated Audio: January 11- January 17
Underrated Audio aims to bring to your attention several tracks from the last seven days that were overlooked. Each week we choose a few cuts that we think deserve a little more love from our viewers, and this week we've rounded up Chuck Inglish's latest single, a choice cut from Ricky Hil, rising rapper G-Eazy and more. Scroll through the images above and let us know what record you think was slept on this past week.
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: September 28- October 4
This week, as per usual, we provide you with five records from the past seven days that caught our attention but may have been missed by you. Check out some upcoming talent from the likes of Vic Mensa and CJ Fly, peep a crazy remix from dead prez, and more in this week's Underrated Audio. Click through the images above, and let us know which underrated records you're feeling at the moment.
Stream Chuck Inglish's "Droptops" Project In Its Entirety
Chuck Inglish is making his return to the rap game, after staying behind-the-scenes with production for a period of time. First up, the 1/2 of The Cool Kids offers his Droptops project.
Underrated Audio: May 14-20
This week we bring to you only four cuts that fit the title. Although it seems like more and more music is dropping as we enter the summer months, not every thing is a stand out. These songs didn't necessarily get a lot of love from our viewers, so here we are giving them the second go-round in Underrated Audio. So click through the four jams, add them to your playlist, and proceed with a few more dope songs in your life.
Underrated Audio: April 30-May 6
This week continues to be a good one on the hip-hop front. Today alone saw new projects from Logic and Harry Fraud, yesterday we got August Alsina's mixtape, while last week we got projects from J. Cole, Chance The Rapper, and the list goes on.
Underrated Audio: March 5-11
It seems like the lack-of-music we we're talking about on last week's Underrated Audio has finally come to an end.