As The Cool Kids reunion continues to make headlines, Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish are focused on one thing—finishing their new album. Titled Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe, it’s been a long time coming and has a slew of fans salivating at the thought of new material from the beloved Chicago duo. In Part II of the RAPstation interview, Mikey and Chuck talk about their unbreakable bond, the upcoming album and the problem with blogs.
I got The Bake Sale EP after hearing “Gold and A Pager.” I never heard about you from a blog. Things are so different now.
Chuck: It’s so crazy. Over these few years I’ve seen so many differenRead more
Nigerian born rapper MCskill ThaPreacha hashed one down for the history books when he released hip-hop's first ever cinematic album trailer, an intriguing foreshadowing to his highly-anticipated album, Diary Of A Supernatural, which finally dropped on December 16.
And quite frankly, the cinematic value stayed, if not escalated much more upon an initial playthrough. Much of it alludes to the album's production, which by the way stays true to it's “Supernatural” value, thanks to long-time confidante Stormatique who did an amazing job weaving in all twenty tracks to sound, well, otherworldly—from the eerie sounds of “My Way” and “Supernatural”, to the retro-popping “Man in theRead more
2016 saw one of Hip-hop's most anticipated team-ups come to pass when Apollo Brown and Skyzoo released their joint album, The Easy Truth.
Smithing together Detroit's finest steel beets with Brooklyn's hard-hitting grit, the album landed multiple accolades, including a spot on Billboard's Top 200 and debuting on the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Chart, not to mention garnering acclaim as one of 2016's most cohesive records to date.
And the momentum indicates no stopping as Brown and Skyzoo just released the visuals to their track off their latest album, “Payout”, released by Mello Music Group and features MMG emcee, Stalley.
Premiering via Rap Radar, the Christopher Stokes directed video showcases warm-filtereRead more
After initially saying they would “never” get back together, The Cool Kids officially reunited in July to the delight of their dedicated fans. The Chicago-based duo—Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks—have immediately gotten back to work and have already shared two fresh singles, “Running Man” and “Connect Four,” a sneak peek at what’s to come on their forthcoming album. Titled Super Edition Grand Master Deluxe, the highly anticipated project will presumably featured deep, hard-hitting beats and the duo’s cleverly written rhyme schemes. In Part I of the RAPstation interview, Inglish and Mikey discuss the nature of blogs and why the “Wild Wild West” of the music industry has ended.
Always on the go, Oddisee continues racking up new sounds so profound in its depth it's almost hard to believe he'll be releasing a new LP in just three months.
Marking his third release in a span of one year, The Iceberg embodies the Maryland-born, Brooklyn-based emcee's plea to dig deeper into the human psyche, demolishing all tropes of hip-hop stereotypes and social profiling. Sex, money, politics, race, religion, regardless of its subject each track paves passage into Oddisee's own ocean-depth mind.
The album's lead single, “Things” has now been made available for streaming, allowing for a subtle dip before diving further onRead more
As if hearing Q-Tip's recent hints at future ATCQ music wasn't enough, another veteran emcee just dropped his latest single, which only foreshadows his forthcoming album.
The news was made by Babygrande who announced U-God of the supersonic rap group Wu-Tang Clan would be releasing his fifth album, Venom, early next year, and with a new single premiering today, looks like we finally have a glimpse of what the veteran rapper's been cooking up.
Debuting via Billboard exclusive, the album's lead single “Venom” features magnum opus production from The DJ Homicide and 1200 Warriors, who weave a supercharged, bass-banging background which only compliments a profound backdrop to which U-God utilizes soRead more