The Cool Kids recently spoke about their label situation and their new album as they deal with lawyers in an attempt to work out some old
The group dropped Tackleblox
May 31st in collaboration with the L.A. Leakers and Chuck Inglish and Mickey Rocks
have been touring and recording new material for their highly
anticipated album, When Fish Ride Bicycles.
“So far we
just keep making more and more stuff so we can just narrow down the list
down and have the best 14 or 15 joints so we just trying to make the
pile large as possible so we can chop off the fat,” Mikey Rocks told
While the album is likely to be released in
September, the duo was very eager to put out some kind of project, given
their issues with their former record label, Chocolate Industries.
issues with their contracts have resulted in a two-year hiatus from
officially releasing albums.
“This time we were really trying to
come back and establish what we started. We weren’t bullshitting, we
weren’t taking any breaks,” Chuck Inglish told AllHipHop.com. “We were
just in a bulls**t ass situation with our old label from the last two
years and this really drawn out lawsuit, and that’s s**thas just been
putting a damper on shit.”
At one point the tensions with the
Chocolate Industries were so high, the group had even considered
changing their name to avoid the legal implications of making music
under “The Cool Kids” moniker.
“At the time we were just
frustrated with shit, but it was a good idea under the Print Act, and it
seems like it could get us out of the deal, on the name. We were
willing to part ways with the name, but the way we felt it wouldn’t have
mattered what we changed our name to,” Chuck told AllHipHop.com.
the group is fighting through the label situation, the two Chicago
based MC’s remain confident in the music they are producing and are
looking forward to finishing things in court so they can just focus on
“We are just trying to finish out this legal situation
and show our fans how we are progressing. That situation should all be
over soon though. I don’t know what some of the cats are going to do
out here but its all a go for us man. I’m just waiting,“ an anxious
Mikey Rocks commented.
The Cool Kids most recent mixtape Tacklebox
is available for free download via their website: