The Cool Kids (Chuck
Inglish and Mikey Rocks)
expertly deliver thick,
beats; ’70s soul-funk piano
mixed with ’80s keys; and super-tight rhymes
on their first full-length album. They’re
young, but they’ve got an old-soul hip-hop
style, à la Run-DMC and Eric B. & Rakim.
Guests include Ghostface and Pharrell
Williams, the latter of which produces a
track. Inglish’s production is incredibly slick,
on par with that of the Neptunes. Standouts:
“Boomin’” and “Rush Hour Traffic.” Superb.
(Green Label Sound | coolxkids.com)