Fans fiending for a new project from The Cool Kids shouldn’t hold their breath. Mikey flat out squashes that dream but brings up a good mentality to have about it, while also revealing the cool cover art to his upcoming solo album, Populair.
Sir Michael Rocks picked the most beautiful day of Chiberia to shoot the new video to “Pull Up” — the first, and club friendly new record off Populair — the follow up to Banco. In fact, he tells Complex, “Populair is the next continuation in the Banco saga which will span from 2014-2024 AD.”
So Mikey’s not retiring anytime soon, which is the opposite of what he said on April Fool’s Day, haha.
Michaels combine for “Bootleg Designer”. The Sir Rocks feature caught my eye and ear as he links with the Bostonian Michael Christmas.
Mikey’s going left field with this new video. He revisits Banco but not for a song and music video… rather a crudely animated video that brings to life the 1:30 skit off the solo album, “Cold Sore Skit”. Needless to say, it was pretty entertaining. And given the content, it may kill whatever appetite you may have, ha! /I was eating. Now I’m not.
Cool Kids back?!
Let’s hope this is the start of more new music to come as Chuck Inglish & Sir Michael Rocks reunite to add their stylings to the minimalistic, thumping “Look At Wrist” by Father (the original features ILOVEMAKONNEN). It’s a perfect beat for The Cool Kids to rock over and both Mikey & Chuck put down some fresh lines to match. This feels right…
Once again, you may have seen a lack of updates on the site the past couple of days. We were undergoing some site updates even though we were still live and running. Now that we’re back live and running I got your roundup of Tuesday’s new content right here!
I actually thought it would be natural to start with the albums that were released today. I like all 3 of these artists and the albums of which I’ve previewed already — Jhene Aiko Souled Out, Lecrae Anomaly, and Banks Goddess are all in stores now! Be sure to listen and support, and then scroll below for more new videos, songs, and Monday’s Roundup as well!
I thought it appropriate to start with Pharrell’s appearance on CNN, talking about the Ferguson situation a few weeks past now. He thinks President Obama should come to Ferguson — do you agree? Sound off here, then see some more big names below: Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Common, Sam Smith & A$AP Rocky, and more.
Pharrell on Ferguson on CNN
Alicia Keys “We Are Here” on Jimmy Fallon
Audio Push “Reppin'” (prod. Hit-Boy)
Sir Michael Rocks f/ Robb Bank$ & Pouya “Kill Switch”
BJ The Chicago Kid “Real Love Never Dies”
Nicki Minaj “Anaconda” @ Fashion Rocks
MC Lyte f/ Common “Dear John”
Sam Smith f/ A$AP Rocky “I’m Not The Only One”
B-Real f/ Snoop Dogg “Anybody”
Ne-Yo f/ Juicy J “She Knows”
It’s a big day for Sir Michael Rocks as his debut solo LP is finally here! Banco comes serious with the features too: Twista, Casey Veggies, Iamsu!, Mac Miller, Trinidad James, Too Short, and of course Chuck Inglish all appear. I’m vibing with a lot of the new sounds, and there are a lot of feel-good party tracks. Start anywhere below and you’ll be instantly engaged.