Chicago's The Cool Kids have mastered a nostalgic brand of hip-hop that harkens back to the genre's 90s heyday. The band will perform an intimate show at Empty Bottle in celebration of the venue's 25th anniversary.
What We Say
Hip-hop duo THE COOL KIDS got their start on the Bottle stage back in ‘06/’07. Part of the mid-2000s hip-hop movement, THE COOL KIDS consist of Mikey Rocks (Antoine Reed) and Chuck Inglish (Evan Ingersoll). The two met after Mickey came across some of Chuck's beats on the interwebs. They met up in their Chicago homes with the intention of making beats to sell to other artists. Soon enough, they realized the measured, smooth flows and lyrics they were coming up with best fit over their own production. In 2007, they were brought on as part of Pitchfork summer music festival, after previously only released music via Myspace. Shortly after, they secure a spot at New York's CMJ Music Marathon, where they shared a showcase with DJ A-Trak -- who offered to put out their EP -- and an opening spot on M.I.A.'s solo tour. THE COOL KIDS signed to Chocolate Industries that same year, releasing their debut, the Bake Sale EP, in January 2008. Their full-length album When Fish Ride Bicycles came in 2011, and their latest album, Write In, is awaiting release in 2017.
The Cool Kids perform "Basement Party" at Reggies.