Sunday, May 3, 2009

Song of the Week: The Cool Kids

I love The Cool Kids – they’re one of the few rap acts I find exciting right now. At at time when rap music doesn’t know what it is – Lil Wayne wants to play rock music, Kanye West is an emo singer, The Black Eyed Peas are hardly worth talking about and Eminem is old news – The Cool Kids keep it simple, bringing that late-1980s beat back. “Popcorn,” from the upcoming (and free) mixtape Gone Fishing, rocks a Raising Hell beat underneath their EPMD-style flow. Super cool.

The Cool Kids: Popcorn (courtesy Pitchfork)
from the free mixtape Gone Fishing

And for more new sounds, make sure to subscribe to my latest podcast, JeffMix2009.04.30 (also on iTunes), featuring music from Passion Pit, Peter Bjorn & John, The Wombats, Neko Case, and Friendly Fires, among others.

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