Chuck Inglish, one half of recently-reunited The Cool Kids, is coming to The Loft in Lansing on August 17, and we’ve got your chance to win two free tickets!
Raised in Detroit and molded in Chicago, producer, emcee, and co-founder of The Cool Kids, Chuck Inglish, continues to mix the melting pot of hip-hop as he collaborates with a wide variety of artists across the industry. After teaming up with Sir Michael Rocks in 2007 to found the game-changing alternative hip hop duo, The Cool Kids, Inglish went on to tour the globe over, and crafted a pioneering sound that shook the foundations of hip-hop and rap.
Between 2007 and 2012, Inglish produced two studio albums and four self-released mixtapes with Rocks as The Cool Kids. The duo’s blend of retro rap and their fresh sense of style are reminiscent of Golden Age hip-hop, an era celebrated for its innovation and influence. As The Cool Kids, Inglish and Rocks have helped to shape the current digital music landscape and continue to inspire an entire generation of young, indie-alternative artists.
In 2013, Inglish released two instrumental beat tapes and his debut solo mixtape, Droptops. In April 2014, Inglish co-produced and released his first studio album, Convertibles.The 13-track project featured collaborations with artists such as Cool Kids member, Sir Michael Rocks, as well as Chance the Rapper, Chromeo, Action Bronson, BJ the Chicago Kid, Ab-Soul, and Mac Miller. The album received as much street cred and underground success as it did critical acclaim around the world; UK’s Q Magazine called the album compelling, with its “buttery rhymes and an ability to zero in on your rhythmic G-spots.”
Today, Inglish is seen as an independent and unapologetic force in hip-hop, and an elder statesman for the forthcoming internet rap generation. Being a leader of the New School, he continues to work with young and aspiring artists, helping them to develop their own industry flavor.