Black Mags/ 88
12" Vinyl Single Record
Hang out with The Cool Kids! Off their 2008 EP The Bake Sale Mickey Rocks and Chuck Inglish mean business with the single "Black Mags" backed with "88". From their rope chains to their spare, bass-heavy beats, Chuck and Mikey bring a knowing wink to the style of 1980s heroes like Eric B and EPMD. Their anthem "88" cops a mantra from Nas' "Made You Look" track: "Do the Smurf, do the wop, baseball bat/Rooftop like I'm bringin' '88 back." And yet on the B-Side the duo sounds effortlessly of-the-moment, earning its boast of being "the black Beastie Boys." Since they first debuted, the Cool Kids have gone from an underground sensation in their native Chicago to the hottest ticket at New York's CMJ festival, where they played with A-trak (Kanye West's DJ) and wowed Warner Music Group CEO Lyor Cohen. "He offered me a beer and was like, good shit" says Mikey, 19. "It doesn't get much better..."