Mikey Rocks discusses The Cool Kids' upcoming album "Shark Week".
At the top of the year, Chuck Inglish dropped some exciting, and long over-due news. The Detroit producer revealed that he and Sir Michael Rocks, bka The Cool Kids, were going to reunite for a new album titled Shark Week, their first since 2011’s When Fish Ride Bicycles.
With details being unknown, Sir Michael Rocks decided to chop it up with Spin recently and discuss more about the long-awaited album. Mikey revealed that four songs have been completed thus far, and at the moment, there are no features on the project. He also went into detail about the meaning behind the title Shark Week. He explains that sharks are biters, and that the Cool Kids feel like after their first couple of mixtapes, a lot of people were biting their style, look, and taste. And man, he couldn't be any more right. These two have been swagger-jacked for years now, and they really deserve their shine now.
Check out some excerpts from Mikey’s interview below.
Was there one specific conversation you and Chuck had about reuniting?
Yeah, there was. It came about a couple of weeks ago: Chuck woke up, sent a text talking about wanting to try some new sounds together, sent me the tracks. I heard them, and I knew we were ready. It was that simple, basically.
How many songs have you completed?
Right now there are four. We work really fast, so we basically are waiting for a couple of little things so we can go out of the country — we want to go to the beach and record. We can make the album in like two weeks, pretty much.
Will there be many guests on the album?
So far, it’s just us, but that’s definitely something that me and Chuck need to talk about. We haven’t talked about it yet. Usually, with the Cool Kids, we’re self-produced, and we have such a unique sound that it makes sense to keep it in-house. We already got IAMSU! and the HBK Gang on “Chop,” so there’s no reason why more can’t be added.
What’s the meaning behind the title?
I’m a big fan of animals, and we’ve kept a theme of always relating our album titles to fish somehow. To us, the fish theme is a deeper meaning than most people would understand. You know what sharks do? Sharks are biters. We feel like after our first couple of mixtapes, a lot of people started biting our style, biting our look, biting our music, so now we’re addressing all of that stuff.