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With their 2008 EP, The Bake Sale, the Cool Kids deliver enough goodies to assuage any concerns that their MySpace hype was overblown. With 10 tracks of little more than late '80s drum-machine boom-bap and strategic synth jabs, Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks recreate Golden Age hip-hop with more giggly sincerity than irony. That earnestness keeps The Bake Sale from becoming cash-in nostalgia. The duo's mouths are full of uncomplicated rhymes about their stylish bicycles ("Black Mags"); selling black-market cones when the ice-cream truck runs out ("What Up Man"); and being so original that the average b-boy can't understand pants that fit, vintage Sega game-system enthusiasm ,and boutique clothes ("A Little Bit Cooler"). And of course, per the Cool Kids, the ladies find all this irresistible. It would all be standard fare with a retro sheen, but the Detroit/Chicago pair often point the humor at themselves, which a shrinking number of rappers are willing to do. That self-deprecation gave them a hip indie-music fan base. The real trick is keeping the underground cred as they move toward the mainstream. --Kris Kendall
Fun lyrics. Fun beats. Nothing too serious and you can tell these guys love what they do and feel good doing it! I enjoyed this album and glad I found these guys... Read morePublished 22 months ago by gene
im a classics 90s hiphop lover, so for me to buy something post 2000s was a stretch, but because i heard about the cool kids on youtube i wanted to get some of their music, so i... Read morePublished on December 22, 2012 by Mike Alvarez
Gotta give these guys some props ... not much new underground stuff comin out that really tickles the fancy but these dudes are doin it.
From booty bass lines.... Read more
This is excellent old school style hip hop. I just wish the songs were longer. More MorePublished on November 13, 2009 by Ron M.
The beats on this album were insane, and maybe if i had a better stereo system in my car i would've enjoyed it more
but it really had nothing BUT great production... Read more
If you loved the Beastie Boys, you'll love this! Lyrics are funny, NOT explicit. A real throwback to the eighties. Loved it!Published on January 6, 2009 by ITGirl
Saw them first live, and after experiencing an awesome show, I had to have their tracks. They really were cool kids. Read morePublished on December 14, 2008 by Kevan Doblinger
This CD is classic late 80's hip hop with a new feel. This duo is soooo slept on. People wake tha Eff up. Read morePublished on November 16, 2008 by Man of Vision