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The Cool Kids Discuss Getting Back Together, Reveal New Album Title
The Cool Kids Discuss Getting Back Together, Reveal New Album Title

The Cool Kids Discuss Getting Back Together, Reveal New Album Title

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Two months ago Chuck Inglish took to Twitter to announce the return of The Cool Kids, the rap duo he created alongside Sir Michael Rocks. Now in a recent interview on the No Jumper podcast, the two elaborate further on what led to their reunion.

The two hour conversation spans everything: from why The Cool Kids broke up to their forthcoming project that'll kick off their collaborative return.

Fortunately, it turns out the duo's end wasn't because of any personal problems, but issues with the music industry.

"The business situation was fucked from the jump, we just ran out of energy to deal with the shit," Inglish said. "It wasn't fun [anymore]. If you enjoy making music with someone and then something is not fun but it ain't him and it ain't me, it's obviously something else."

They then explain the main reason for leaving The Cool Kids: because someone had wronged them with an unfair deal.

"It wasn't about the label. It was about what the paperwork said as far as us not giving them another option because we didn't believe it," Inglish said. "We checked our paperwork and it was fucked. We believed in someone we trusted, then the motherfucker pulled some shit on us. So it was like, let's stand our ground...I'm not about to give your bitch ass an album, I'm trying to fight you."

The conversation then takes a positive transition, with Inglish revealing the album title for their upcoming project for the first time (Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe, which was originally the name of a rumored project that first popped up in 2010), and discussing the sound of it all.

"I'm not going to lie to you, it's probably some of the hardest shit we've ever done. It's scary, low key," Inglish said. "It shows you how much we probably missed working with each other. But we know each other's ways now."

The Cool Kids always had an undeniable musical chemistry and it's good to see them coming back. Check out the interview below.