Yesterday, the rap blogosphere was greeted with the joyous news of an unexpected reunion. A year after disappointing fans by telling them that the duo was history, Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks are officially back together as The Cool Kids. Their last project, When Fish Ride Bicycles, dropped five years ago. While we anticipate the new flavors of the long-separated collaborators, it's time to look back on what made The Cool Kids so damn cool in the first place. Here's their unforgettable debut single, "Black Mags," off their debut EP, 2008's The Bake Sale, which contained other essentials like "Mikey Rocks," "88," and "Gold and a Pager."
Though the elements are sparse -- simple percussion, huge bass, and the wittiest of swag raps -- their style still sounds fresh today. Matter of fact, let's immediately get "Black Mags" back onto the summer playlist. "The Cool Kids together is what is right in the world," Chuck tweeted yesterday. We couldn't agree more.
Chuck got the red wheels and the white mags, but it's all good
Got the gold hunnid spokes like "Boyz N the Hood,"
With the lime green frame (uh), dollars on the bike seat
Handlebar grips is the same as my Nikes