By: Kyly Eustice
At one point in time, The Cool Kids were never getting back together—ever. The Chicago-based duo, however, has apparently reconsidered, and now Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish are, once again, making new music together under The Cool Kids moniker. Their first album as a reunited entity, Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe, is expected to arrive in January 2017. In the meantime, Inglish and Mikey have already dropped two new singles, “Running Man” and “Connect Four,” the latter being one of the most contagious beats delivered this
year. Until the album is unveiled, check out what The Cool Kids had to say about Kanye West’s mental breakdown and what happens if someone says anything negative about Beyonce.
GG (Kyle Eustice) What do you think about Kanye West’s recent breakdown?
Mikey: People are hurting, man. People are fucking breaking down. This shit ain’t easy. This shit gets to your soul.
Chuck: Your soul has to be right and I feel like part of our hiatus people don’t understand, they weren’t realists. We started this shit when we were kids and it worked and it worked fast, but we didn’t have any issues with our character because we drew out what we wanted to be beforehand. When everything cracked, it wasn’t surprising, but the level of it came really fast because of where the internet was.
GG: Much love to Kanye, but I’m not trusting that nigga on nothing. I don’t care what we he say. I don’t give a fuck.
Mikey: Kanye has an ear, but he didn’t put him on. It was the blogosphere. The spiderweb from Kanye is our culture in a nutshell. Whether it’s Cudi or Big Sean or Desiigner— to whoever came through him. It’s impossible to avoid his influence, but when it comes down to the outlets to be so naive that they don’t have an opinion of their own.
GG: I promise I’m not that person.
It’s so crazy. Over these few years, Iv’e seen so many diff outlets and so many different voices of power and opinion in this music world. You know when you whip a little dog for shitting on the carpet and he scared so he don’t do it anymore? There used to be blogs that used to talked shit and you used to go there and be like they’re going to keep it real.
Mikey: Rap Radar used to have the played yourself section.
Chuck: Now it’s like the tough guys I used to know on the internet, everybody is just dick riding. I’m like damn you used to hate this kind of music. Now they must be like, ‘Well I just got to get with the program and be like everybody else.’ True opinions are getting fewer and fewer. People don’t want to be on the other wise of popular opinion.
GG: I got so much shit saying on Facebook saying Beyonce is overrated.
Mikey: Oh you’re dead [laughs]. You can’t do that. They will kill you.
Chuck: The thing is when you have an opinion, you gotta stand up for that and never waiver. I remember when Big Boi got caught up in some shit and got caught with party drugs, but he was with his woman. The headlines said, ‘Big Boi of Outkast gets caught with drugs.’ You know what he said? People don’t know this shit happened because he just said, ‘Shit, I thought this was the party boat.”
Mikey: No he said, “I thought this was the Love Boat.’
Chuck: Oh yeah [laughs]. He said the love boat. He got on that boat to kick it with his woman and he took that situation and didn’t lie. When you switch your opinion, you become null and void.