The Bake Sale: The Cool Kids
Made up of rappers Antoine “Sir Michael Rocks” Reed and Evan “Chuck Inglish” Ingersoll, The Cool Kids are an eclectic, underground hip-hop duo on the rise once more.
The duo first linked up back in 2005, brought together initially by a beat Ingersoll posted on MySpace. Barring their 2008 Bake Sale EP and When Fish Ride Bicycles, their 2011 album debut, most of their music has been self-released by way of the duo’s Myspace page. While both Reed and Ingersoll have established accomplished solo careers since then, The Cool Kids have consistently been a thought-provoking duo, creating influential and progressive work as a pair. Such is evidenced by “TV Dinner,” their new music video out today exclusively on TIDAL. You can check it out below.
But “TV Dinner” marks only a portion of their return. After a 5-year hiatus, The Cool Kids were clearly hungry, dropping singles “Running Man” and “Connect 4” in 2016. Today, as they continue to work on both their forthcoming 2017 album, Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe, and on filming THE SHIT SHOW, their new web series, it feels as if the The Cool Kids never left.
Reed and Ingersoll recently explained in an email to TIDAL’s editors just why they felt the urge to get back together again: “It was just time for us to give the fans what they wanted. The climate of the world called for something that would bring everyone back together. Music does that better than anything and if we can help with that, why wouldn’t we try. But it was never like we were apart. We always worked together just on our own shit rather than on Cool Kids projects. So this was not a reunification it was just making a decision to put music out and perform as one again.”
One thing’s for certain: If you’re not already familiar with The Cool Kids, it’s time throw on your headphones and give them a listen.
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