Posts Tagged ‘Cool Kids’
Here is something to tide you over until the long awaited album When Fish Ride Bicycles supposedly drops later this year. I haven’t had the opportunity to check out the singles that leaked since I was out enjoying the Memorial Day weekend but seeing as the tape already has over 23K downloads my guess is that it is up to par. WFRB has been in the works for a couple years now and I am still skeptical when I hear it is getting released but we shall see in the near future. Grab the download link and tracklist below the break.
Drake – So Far Gone [download]
So much has been said about So Far Gone that there really isn’t much left to be say. Few would fathom that a half-Jewish former actor from Canada would be the most buzzed about artist in hip-hop this year. Even fewer would believe that it was all because of a set of tracks that this rapper gave away for free. And I don’t think anyone would have ever believed the mania this mixtape spawned afterwards. Within a year, Drake’s mixtape would result in a sold-out tour, an alleged bidding war between labels, Billboard-charting singles and Grammy nominations. The atmospheric mixture of singing and rapping in So Far Gone was inspired by a conversation Drake had with a friend, in which he realized they were sounding as chauvinistic as “the men that [their] mothers divorced.” It was clear that the many love songs on this mixtape would get the ladies’ attention, but amazingly enough, many guys put this tape on high rotation as well. Although “Successful”, “Best I Ever Had” and “Say What’s Real” were the three break-out tracks on So Far Gone, but songs like “Brand New”, “Houstatlantavegas” and “Lust For Life” set such a mood that you couldn’t help but feel what Drake was saying. In summary, So Far Gone is easily the best mixtape of the year due to how it shattered everyone’s expectations.
Read the full list of honorable mentions after the jump (download links included).
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OK so I lied, I said I was going to have this up yesterday when it came out (on time too, gotta love that) but I had a busy day and had post it early today. I am currently listening to it and they continue with their different type of vibe and feeling that I get only when I am listening to them. The deep grooves and minimalist beats they use remind me of The Clipse to an extent but these two definitely have their own unique style and content. Now let’s pray for their album When Fish Ride Bicycles to get released anytime because they have had us waiting for a while. The track above is called “Hammer Bros.”, click the break below to get the download link and tracklist for the mixtape.
Two new joints dropped over the weekend from the Cool Kids’ mixtape dropping today, May 4th, called Gone Fishin’. The song above is called “Champions” and features a crazy beat by Don Cannon which I really like especially when the Dre sounding pianos come into the song. Below the song called “Popcorn” is supposed to also be on their album When Fish Ride Bicycles which has been slated to be released forever. The Cool Kids really offer a different sound that I like listening to but I just wish they would finally deliver this album. I know I am just being greedy and that they are probably way more frustrated about it than I am, but release dates constantly getting pushed back is one side of the industry I could do without. After the break listen to “Popcorn”, download both tracks and check a video of the Cool Kids putting the finishing touches on the mixtape. Check for the mixtape later today on B&B.
I was telling someone recently that this album is the exact direction I want to see hip-hop follow. Spirit of the Apollo draws from lots of different musical influences each track is custom tailored to fit their eclectic list of featured artists. I am definitely buying this album when it drops. Don’t forget to click the break either because over the weekend we also got the video and mp3 for another single called “Hip Hop” featuring KRS-One, Slim Kid Tre & Fat Lip, it is a feel good track and I can’t stop playing it since I first heard it.
Finally, a video or really just anything form the Cool Kids. I don’t really understand why they are making a video for this song well over 6 months after it came out, you would think they would’ve made this video early last summer, kind of like Wale and “Nike Boots” except that was close to 2 years after I first heard it. Also what is the deal with their album? I’m sure they will say it will be released soon and have it pushed back and pushed back like every other artist. Either way I am going to have to take the Cool Kids off of the most anticipated albums section, they haven’t been doing much of anything lately and that usually is a good indicator that the album is nowhere near ready.
Here is 9th Wonder’s remix of The Cool Kids’ “Delivery Man”. The beat is solid with some synth noises and string loops. It is definitely different from the simple raw beat that is used in the original version and not a direction I expected it could go in. Props to 9th for this one. Click the break for the video of the original version.
I am feeling this collabortation. The video is alright with no special concepts or anything but the song is deifnitely dope. With so much hate always going around in hip-hop it’s always nice to see hot up and coming acts work together and even make a video.
New video from The Cool Kids, there’s some really crazy stuff going on in this video. “Pennies” is supposed to be the next video for them and should be dope too.