The Cool Kids (Band)

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    August 18, 2014

    Sir Michael Rocks Gets All "Respect Nature" and "Be Yourself" on Debut Solo Album Banco

    You can't buy an all-over Nascar t-shirt with a picture of Chief Keef talking into a fat stack of Benjamins like it's a cellphone, but you might see one on Sir Michael Rocks as he rolls through Kendall. The Chicago-bred rapper made the shirt himself, and he did actually sell a few through his appa ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    Sir Michael Rocks Filmed "F&%k SeaWorld" Music Video at Miami Seaquarium

    Still haven't watched Blackfish, the documentary shaming Orlando's SeaWorld as one of the cruelest keepers of orcas and other fishy friends? Well, surely, all of your couch-activist friends have related how damning it is, that it will make you cry, and how you'll never want to go to an animal them ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    The weekend may come to an end, but in the Magic City, the music never stops. That's why artists like New Zealand's the Naked and the Famous, Sweden's Little Dragon, and other international superstars make their way to the 305 just to put on a show for us beautiful people. See for yourself at the ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    Sneaker Pimps Announces 2013 Miami Lineup: Rick Ross, Wale, Stalley, MMG

    Buy kicks. Guzzle drank. Go hard like the motherfuckin' Bawse. In 11 days, Sneaker Pimps will be back in the 305. So naturally, the "world's largest sneaker show," in cahoots with buy-sell-trader DunkxChange and Monster Energy Drink, has signed up our city's biggest ballin' rap gang -- Rick Ross an ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012
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    October 4, 2012

    Flosstradamus Brings Chicago Deep-Dish Electro to Grand Central on October 12

    Had Mannie Fresh heard womp-womp "from the amplifiers" instead of boom after "the truck went uh-uh" in "Still Fly," Big Tymers' Hood Rich would've been a completely different record 10 years ahead of its time. We're glad he didn't. Producing electro beats with enough swag to effortlessly pump thro ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012
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    October 20, 2011
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    September 27, 2011

    The Cool Kids Announce Miami Show at Eve October 23

    ​Let's get wild and reconcile with our freaky side, the Midwest's illest rap crew, The Cool Kids, are bringing heavy beats and dope lyrics to Eve next month on Sunday, October 23. Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks broke onto the scene the way so many groups do these days -- the internet. The t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Brisco Tries to Convince Lebron James to Come to Miami on New Mixtape with Jadakiss, Nipsey Hussle

    ​The Lebron James speculation is serious. Of course, here in Miami we're hoping he comes down to join buddy D-Wade ... but Wade's future in Miami hardly seems certain, either. So who can help entice James make up his mind? How about some rappers with a new mixtape!Yesterday saw the release of The ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Flosstradamus Returns to Dirty Hairy at LIV on April 14

    Photo by Chrissy PiperLIV getting extra flossy with Flosstradamus.​When are we going to finally be able to get our post-WMC rest? It seems like things aren't slowing down despite the colossal music event that finished a little more than a week ago. LIV's Wednesday night party Dirty Hairy might hav ... More >>

  • Music

    July 9, 2009

    Head Spins: Johnny Strokes

    The hip-hop heavy marks a year of Exposure.

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    June 2, 2009

    Saturday Night: Sneaker Pimps, featuring the Cool Kids and the Clipse, at the Moore Building

    Pusha T of the Clipse playing to the crowd at Sneaker Pimps in Miami on Saturday.Sneaker PimpsLive Performances by the Cool Kids and ClipseSaturday, May 30, 2009The Moore Building, MiamiBetter than: A backpack full of factory-fresh, limited edition kicks.Outside the Moore Building, footwear fetishis ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009

    Clipse and Cool Kids Perform at Sneaker Pimps this Saturday

    Never sleep in Miami. Never rest. This Saturday night, May 30, Sneaker Pimps is coming to South Florida again and this time with a live blast from Clipse as well as Cool Kids.  I am not a huge fan of CKs but Clipse is extra special good.  If you haven't had a chance, you can download a mix ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    Tuesday Night: Theophilus London at Rokbar

    Lex HernandezBrooklyn MC Theophilus London performing at Rokbar Tuesday night. Click here to view the full slideshow.Theophilus LondonTuesday, May 19, 2009Rokbar, Miami BeachBetter than: The current wave of hipster-hop.I'll start off by admitting I don't know much about the up-and-coming singer/MC T ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009
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    April 29, 2009

    LMFAO Can't Say Away From the City That Inspired Their One Hit

    For more than a year, LMFAO (SMS shorthand for "laugh my fucking ass off") has been bastardizing the hipster-hop genre with their single "I'm In Miami, Bitch!" off their 2008 Party Rock EP. At one point  acts like Kid Sister, Spank Rock, Amanda Black and The Cool Kids seemed like they were goin ... More >>

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    November 28, 2008

    Wednesday Night: Q-Tip at Revolution

    Photo by Eddie RosenstockQ-Tip with The Cool KidsWednesday, November 26, 2008Revolution, Fort LauderdaleBetter Than: Watching Q-Tip live on Letterman.The Review: Rap shows normally feature an MC accompanied by a tour DJ and a laptop, but when an artist such as Q-Tip brings a tight band with him onst ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008

    On the List - Laundry Bar, Reverse Commuter, Otto Von Schirach and Roger Sanchez

    We are hearing around town that Miami is in store for a busy fall and winter seasons. Big names are being tossed around and events are in the works -- too bad we can't tell you just yet, but you can rest assured we'll be the first to let you know. But looking ahead at this long Labor Day weekend, t ... More >>

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    August 4, 2008

    Last Night: Rock the Bells 2008 at Bayfront Park

    Justin Namon Nas performs at Rock the Bells at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. Click here to view the full slide show. Last Night: Rock the Bells 2008 featuring A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Method Man & Redman, Mos Def, etc. Saturday, August 2, 2008 Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami Better Than: Watch ... More >>

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    August 1, 2008

    The Cool Kids Latest EP Brings '88 Back

    The Cool Kids The Bake Sale EP (Chocolate Industries) With frivolous brag lines and clean, minimal beats, the Cool Kids urinate willfully all over the idea of crack narratives and trigger-happy posturing, and are relishing every step of the way. At the pace of a pregnant snail, these two Chic ... More >>

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    July 29, 2008

    REMINDER: Rock The Bells 2008 Ticket Giveaway

    Contest closes tomorrow! Sign up now. With Rock The Bells only a few weeks away happening Saturday, we here at the New Times are feeling a bit generous. We are giving away a pair (read 'em, two) of tickets to the show at Bicentennial Park, Saturday, August 2. Scheduled to perform are A Tribe Called ... More >>

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    May 15, 2008

    That’s Edutainment

    Take an educational approach at the hip-hop conference.

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    March 14, 2008

    The Cool Kids Black Punk Done Right

    The Cool Kids hanging with the next president. Well, it's another HOT day in Texas and the music is as hot as the temperatures. Some parts of the metro area hit 96 degrees and Austin proper was at 93 degrees today. That's a record for March 14th btw. Anyway, the music has all been solid and there ... More >>

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    November 5, 2007

    Monday Afternoon Music Fix: The Cool Kids, Gift of Gab, Les Claypool and more

    BY ANDY VIHSTADT CrossFade mixes it up Photo by Bill Sitzmann Last year, Omaha’s Cursive challenged its fans to remix the single, “Bad Sects,” from the Happy Hollow LP. The winning entry earned the flipside on the 12” single, which is finally available this week. Have a listen to the “ ... More >>