Stream Sir Michael Rocks' "Populair Part 2" EP
After hitting us with "How Are You So Calm" two weeks back, Sir Michael Rocks comes through today with Populair Part 2, as promised. This serves as his second EP instalment in the series, following up September 2015's first Populair.
Staff Picks Playlist (April 1)
This week has proved to be pretty eventful when it comes to song releases. There was actually a lot to choose from when it came time to compile our weekly Staff Picks playlist, and we're expecting the commenters to call us out on any and all oversights. There were Drake leaks. There was a Weeknd remix of Bryson Tiller. There was a G-Eazy remix. There was a 50 Cent remix. There was a Lil Wayne remix. There was a Wavy Wednesday cut. There was a Lupe Fiasco freestyle. That's just the tip of the iceberg.
#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.
Stream Sir Michael Rocks' "Populair"
Sir Michael Rocks has been busy expanding his fanbase (and likely his mind too) beyond the usual rapsphere. He's been travelling, from the Dominican Republic to Japan, all the while readying and promoting his project Populair-- the first we've received from the former Cool Kid since BANCO last year.
Sir Michael Rocks Says His Album "Populair" Is Dropping In July
Ever since Sir Michael Rocks confirmed that The Cool Kids are NEVER coming back in April, fans have been patiently waiting for Mikey’s long awaited Populair album. While info on the album has been rather absent, we do now know that it's right around corner.
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.
Review: Sir Michael Rocks "BANCO"
As a member of the Cool Kids, Sir Michael Rocks helped pioneer the current “cool kid” rap and fashion swag, since borrowed by a number of your favorite artists. They were the next big thing, even featured in a nationally aired Rhapsody commercial, with future star Sara Bareilles.
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.
Sir Michael Rocks Announces "Banco" Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist
Finally, Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids fame has locked down a release date for his long-awaited solo album, Banco.
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: December 14- December 20
With Christmas approaching soon, everyone is getting into the holiday spirit-- rappers included. On this week's edition of Underrated Audio you'll find two themed tracks that are perfect for the holidays, as well as two other joints that you should feel free to bump any time of the year. As per usual, these are records that we think deserve another view or two. Give them a click and let us know what you think.
Wale & Sir Michael Rocks Engage In Twitter Beef
This is pretty random, but somehow MMG's Wale and Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids got into a small Twitter beef last night. Wale's no stranger to beef, but we don't usually hear about Mikey getting mixed up in it. Wale had tweeted a question to his fans a few days ago, asking, "Whats the best anime series?" For whatever reason, Mikey Rocks saw this and called him out, tweeting, "Yo u will b super Sus talkin about anime G its not u." It seemed at first Wale didn't realize this was 1/2 of The Cool Kids, but once he did, he told Mikey to watch who he's talking too.
Underrated Audio: June 4-10
With the hectic-ness that was HOT 97's Summer Jam UA was missing from the site last week. Nonetheless, today we return in full force looking back at tracks that were posted within the past fourteen days instead of seven, because as usual, more than a few dope cuts have gone overlooked. From the still-slept-on song-maker The-Dream, to rising New York rapper Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, we've got both r'n'b and hip-hop covered on today's six picks.
Underrated Audio: May 21- 27
This week's Underrated Audio will put you on to five cuts from rising artists all of sorts. There are rappers representing the Beast Coast movement like The Underachievers, we've got Chi-town covered with up-and-comer Giftz, there's the expiremental Ro Ransom, and Sir Michael Rocks gives us some dope delivery on "In A Minute." Plus we have a track from female singer Jhene Aiko, who has some of the nicest vocal chords we've heard in awhile. What was your favorite track from the past seven days?
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.
Underrated Audio: July 24- July 30
Last week was kind of under-wheming on the new-music-I-enjoy front, but we have some promising releases in the very near future. See three jams below that deserve a listen.Sir Michael Rocks- Can’t Hide Feat. Rockie Fresh
Exclusive Interview: Sir Michael Rocks Talks On His Solo Career, The Cool Kids, Signing To Curren$y's JLR & More
Sir Michael Rocks, also known as Mikey Rocks, also known as 1/2 of the Cool Kids, is probably the freshest motherfucker ever. It's not even a cocky thing, he'll tell you himself, it's just what it is. But not only is Mikey Rocks always fresh, he's always ahead of the curve, music-wise and fashion-wise. His laidback flow is definitely a good fit for Curren$y's Jet Life Recordings, to which Rocks signed back in October.